Young Adult Nonfiction Books

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Assuming Names: A Con Artist's Masquerade Assuming Names: A Con Artist's Masquerade (ebook)
by (shelved 59 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.66 — 25,828 ratings — published 2014
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The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives (Hardcover)
by (shelved 18 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.15 — 31,164 ratings — published 2017
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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (Hardcover)
by (shelved 16 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.49 — 47,790 ratings — published 2020
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The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia (Hardcover)
by (shelved 15 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.16 — 10,966 ratings — published 2014
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Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad (Hardcover)
by (shelved 14 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.36 — 5,157 ratings — published 2015
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Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon (Hardcover)
by (shelved 13 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.13 — 17,748 ratings — published 2012
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Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith (Hardcover)
by (shelved 11 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.63 — 6,873 ratings — published 2008
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The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club (Hardcover)
by (shelved 10 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.11 — 5,285 ratings — published 2015
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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.18 — 3,435,395 ratings — published 1947
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Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 9 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.98 — 8,249 ratings — published 2017
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Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.69 — 1,335 ratings — published 2010
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Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.14 — 30,776 ratings — published 2018
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The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.81 — 4,653 ratings — published 2010
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Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.69 — 1,000 ratings — published 2011
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Free Lunch Free Lunch (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.37 — 6,166 ratings — published 2019
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Shout Shout (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.27 — 18,868 ratings — published 2019
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For Every One For Every One (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.29 — 12,443 ratings — published 2018
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Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.18 — 5,426 ratings — published 2015
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Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.04 — 8,677 ratings — published 2015
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An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.83 — 4,320 ratings — published 2003
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Chasing Lincoln's Killer Chasing Lincoln's Killer (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.86 — 10,442 ratings — published 2009
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Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.79 — 1,796 ratings — published 2011
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From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.25 — 1,047 ratings — published 2021
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Almost American Girl Almost American Girl (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 6 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.23 — 11,702 ratings — published 2020
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The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.42 — 3,198 ratings — published 2018
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Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.93 — 2,874 ratings — published 2018
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March: Book Three (March, #3) March: Book Three (March, #3)
by (shelved 6 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.66 — 19,536 ratings — published 2016
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Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.32 — 4,529 ratings — published 2016
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I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.39 — 22,197 ratings — published 2015
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Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.01 — 11,531 ratings — published 2014
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The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.95 — 4,922 ratings — published 2013
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March: Book One (March, #1) March: Book One (March, #1)
by (shelved 6 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.34 — 52,483 ratings — published 2013
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Night  (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 6 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.36 — 1,153,073 ratings — published 1956
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Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)
by (shelved 6 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.85 — 986 ratings — published 2011
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They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.84 — 2,758 ratings — published 2010
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Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1) Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)
by (shelved 6 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.37 — 306,137 ratings — published 1986
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Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.27 — 2,185 ratings — published 2021
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All Boys Aren't Blue All Boys Aren't Blue (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.23 — 26,865 ratings — published 2020
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Ordinary Hazards Ordinary Hazards (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.42 — 3,178 ratings — published 2019
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They Called Us Enemy They Called Us Enemy (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.41 — 36,085 ratings — published 2019
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In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.08 — 1,182 ratings — published 2016
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The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero (ebook)
by (shelved 5 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.02 — 2,171 ratings — published 2016
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The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.70 — 2,771 ratings — published 2016
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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights (Audio CD)
by (shelved 5 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.03 — 5,997 ratings — published 2014
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Titanic: Voices From the Disaster (Scholastic Focus) Titanic: Voices From the Disaster (Scholastic Focus)
by (shelved 5 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.04 — 4,435 ratings — published 2012
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The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.89 — 1,061 ratings — published 2009
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Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.84 — 1,889 ratings — published 2011
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.15 — 180,743 ratings — published 2007
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Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 4.09 — 5,486 ratings — published 2005
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Hole in My Life Hole in My Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as young-adult-nonfiction)
avg rating 3.77 — 7,608 ratings — published 2002
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Kathleen Parisien
“June 1, 2015
“I’m on the airplane going back home. Everyone is speaking English. It doesn’t feel real. Like I’m living a dream. I don’t feel it in my soul that I should be going home.”
Kathleen Parisien, Citizen of the World : Part One: A Courageous Story of Volunteering Abroad, and Solo Backpack Travel in South America

Taylor Rhodes
“We are paint streaked runners,
deafened by the cries of all the sad people.
It's a powerful sound that practically yanks the tears right out of you.
Sometimes, you just can't help but feel like a
very small
clam in
a very
big ocean.”
Taylor Rhodes, Sixteenth Notes: The Breaking of the Rose-Colored Glasses

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