Excellence in Nonfiction 2014

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).

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Author: Neal Bascomb
2014 Excellence in Nonfiction - Winner

Recounts how, sixteen years after the end of World War II, a team of undercover Israeli agents captured the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, in a remote area of Argentina and brought him to trial in Israel for crimes committed during the Holocaust.

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Author: Tanya Lee Stone
2014 Excellence in Nonfiction - Honor

Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America's first black paratroopers, who fought against attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II.

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Author: Chip Kidd
2014 Excellence in Nonfiction - Honor

In this introduction to graphic design, an award-winning graphic designer details the ways in which a designer communicates his or her ideas to the world. The book is written and designed just for those curious kids, not to mention their savvy parents, who want to learn the secret of how to make things dynamic and interesting.

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Author: Martin Sandler
2014 Excellence in Nonfiction - Honor

Taking readers inside life in the Japanese-American internment camps created during World War II, this in-depth look at a troubling period of American history sheds light on the prejudices in today's world and provides the historical context now needed to prevent similar abuses of power.

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Author: James Swanson
2014 Excellence in Nonfiction - Honor

The bestselling author of Chasing Lincoln's Killer transports readers back to one of the most shocking events in American history. Swanson deploys his signature you are there style to tell the story of the JFK assassination as it has never been told before.