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Recommended Reading: Young Adult Nonfiction Award

A collection of ALA's literature award winners and various notable reading lists.

image of the excellence in young adult nonfiction winner seal​YALSA's Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 publishing year. The winner is announced annually at the ALA Youth Media Awards, with a shortlist of up to five titles named the first week of December.

2017 YA Nonfiction Winner

YA Nonfiction Finalists

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