YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, Young Adults

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    2014

    "The president has been shot!"

    973.92
    SWA

    "The president has been shot!" : the assassination of John F. Kennedy

    Swanson, James L., 1959-

    Recounts the 35th president's assassination and details key events while sharing informative back matter and archival photographs.

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    Place: Finalist

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    2013

    Bomb

    CD
    623.4
    SHE

    Bomb the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon

    Sheinkin, Steve.

    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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    Steve Jobs

    921
    JOB

    Steve Jobs : the man who thought different : a biography

    Blumenthal, Karen.

    Traces the inspiring life and career of the late founder of Apple, covering topics ranging from his struggles as an adopted child and a college dropout to his Buddhist faith and friendship with Steve Wozniak, in a portrait framed around his inspirational Stanford University commencement speech.

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    Moonbird

    598.072
    HOO

    Moonbird : a year on the wind with the great survivor B95

    Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-

    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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    We've got a job

    323.1196
    LEV

    We've got a job : the 1963 Birmingham Children's March

    Levinson, Cynthia.

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

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    2012

    Wheels of change

    796.608
    MAC

    Wheels of change : how women rode the bicycle to freedom (with a few flat tires along the way)

    Macy, Sue.

    Explore the role the bicycle played in the women's liberation movement.

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    Music was it

    921
    BER

    Music was it : young Leonard Bernstein

    Rubin, Susan Goldman.

    Biography of composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.

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    2011

    Spies of Mississippi

    313.1196
    BOW

    Spies of Mississippi : the true story of the spy network that tried to destroy the civil rights movement

    Bowers, Rick, 1952-

    In the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.

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    The dark game

    327.73
    JAN

    The dark game : true spy stories

    Janeczko, Paul B.

    From clothesline codes to surveillance satellites and cyber espionage, Janeczko uncovers two centuries' worth of true spy stories in U.S. history.

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    Every bone tells a story

    930.1
    RUB

    Every bone tells a story : hominin discoveries, deductions, and debates

    Rubalcaba, Jill.

    When did language begin? How did early humans populate the globe? By looking closely at four of the most significant hominins ever discovered, the authors explain how Turkana Boy, Lapedo Child, Kennewick Man, and Iceman have influenced debates about the nature of the earliest members of the family Hominidae.

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    2010

    The great and only Barnum

    921
    BAR

    The great and only Barnum : the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum

    Fleming, Candace.

    Biography of P.T. Barnum, showman and founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Readers can visit Barnum's American Museum; meet Tom Thumb, the miniature man (only 39 in. tall) and his tinier bride (32 in.); experience the thrill Barnum must have felt when, at age 60, he joined the circus; and discover Barnum's legacy.

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    Written in bone

    614.17
    WAL

    Written in bone : buried lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland

    Walker, Sally M.

    This book reports on the work of forensic scientists who are excavating grave sites in James Fort, in Jamestown, Virginia, to understand the people who lived in the Chesapeake Bay area in the 1600s and 1700s.

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    2016

    Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

    Sheinkin, Steve

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Winner

    This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon

    Plain, Nancy

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Finalist

    Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad

    Anderson, M. T.

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Finalist

    First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race

    Grove, Tim

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Finalist

    Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir

    Engle, Margarita

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Finalist

    2015

    Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

    Wagenen, Maya Van

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Winner

    Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business--and Won!

    McCully, Emily Arnold

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Finalist

    Laughing at My Nightmare

    Burcaw, Shane

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Finalist

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