Excellence in Nonfiction 2016

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
2016 Excellence in Nonfiction - Winner
The story of Daniel Ellsberg and his decision to steal and publish secret documents about America's involvement in the Vietnam War
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Author: Margarita Engle
2016 Excellence in Nonfiction - Honor
Margarita is a girl from two worlds. Her heart lies in Cuba, her mother's tropical island country, a place so lush with vibrant life that it seems like a fairy tale kingdom. But most of the time she lives in Los Angeles, lonely in the noisy city and dreaming of the summers when she can take a plane through the enchanted air to her beloved island. Words and images are her constant companions, friendly and comforting when the children at school are not.
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Author: Tim Grove
2016 Excellence in Nonfiction - Honor
In 1924 the U.S. Army sent eight young men on a bold attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by flight. Men from five other countries--Great Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, and Argentina--had the same goal, and so the quest became a race. Who would win
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Author: M.T. Anderson
2016 Excellence in Nonfiction - Honor
An account of the Siege of Leningrad reveals the role played by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich and his Leningrad Symphony in rallying and commemorating their fellow citizens.
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Author: Nancy Plain
2016 Excellence in Nonfiction - Honor
Describes how the writer and naturalist set about recording in both word and image the birds of North America, and details the legacy his work has left behind.