Excellence in Nonfiction 2013

Excellence in Nonfiction

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18).

Award Web Site: YALSA's Award for Excellence in Nonfiction

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Author: Steve Sheinkin
2013 Excellence in Nonfiction - Winner

Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.

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Author: PhillipvM. Hoose
2013 Excellence in Nonfiction - Honor

Documents the survival tale of an intrepid shorebird who has endured annual migrations between Argentina and the Canadian Arctic throughout the course of a long lifetime while his species continues to decline.

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Author: Karen Blumenthal
2013 Excellence in Nonfiction - Honor

From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of twenty, created Apple in his parents' garage with his friend Steve Wozniack. Then came the core and hallmark of his genius--his exacting moderation for perfection, his counterculture life approach, and his level of taste and style that pushed all boundaries. A devoted husband, father, and Buddhist, he battled cancer for over a decade, became the ultimate CEO, and made the world want every product he touched.--Publisher.

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Author: Deborah Hopkinson
2013 Excellence in Nonfiction - Honor

Tells the tale of the sinking of the Titanic using the narratives of the witnesses and survivorsto the disaster.

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Author: Cynthia Levinson
2013 Excellence in Nonfiction - Honor

Discusses the events of the 4,000 African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963.