Friday, December 9, 2011

The 2012 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected five books as finalists for the 2012 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between Nov. 1, 2010 and Oct. 31, 2011. This is the 3rd year YALSA will be giving this award and it will be named at the Youth Media Awards on January 23rd of this year.

The 2012 finalists are:

Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science written by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos

Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition written by Karen Blumenthal

Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) written by Sue Macy

Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein written by Susan Goldman Rubin

The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery
written by Steve Sheinkin

Be sure to check out one or more of the awesome novels. Or read more about the finalists here!

You can also check out the 2010 and 2011 winners.

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