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YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Winner

The winner for YALSA’s Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults was announced at Midwinter! The winner: The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb. From my review: “In 1960, a group of Israeli spies and operatives captured the Nazi fugitive, Adolf Eichmann. Eichmann had been in [...]

YALSA Nonfiction Award Shortlist

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YALSA’s Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults has released it’s shortlist! YALSA’s the Hub has the list of titles, with the official annotations. Here is the list, with my comments: The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi written by Neal Bascomb, published by Arthur A. Levine Books, [...]

Review: Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal. Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan. 2012. Review copy from publisher. Finalist for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award. It’s About: A biography of Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, Inc. The Good: Reading books like Bomb, Titanic or We’ve Got a Job [...]

Review: Titanic

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Titanic: Voices From The Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson. Scholastic 2012. Review copy from publisher. Finalist for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award. Edited to add: Sibert Honor. It’s About: The sinking of the “unsinkable” Titanic on April 15, 1912, resulting in the loss of over 1,400 men, women and children. The Good: I believe [...]

Review: We’ve Got a Job

We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March by Cynthia Levinson, Peachtree Publishers 2012. Review copy from publisher. Finalist for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award. It’s About: In May, 1963, African Americans marched for freedom in Birmingham, Alabama. The marchers were school children. Just as with adult protesters,  they were met with police resistance; [...]

Review: Moonbird

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Moonbird: A Year On the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2012. Review copy from publisher. Finalist for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award. Edited to add: Sibert Honor. It’s About: B95 is a rufa red knot, first tagged in Argentina in 1995. Since then, B95 [...]

YALSA Nonfiction Award Shortlist

As you may remember, I was on last year’s committee for YALSA’s Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. This year’s committee just released it’s shortlist. Here are the titles, from YALSA’s the Hub: Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, written by Deborah Hopkinson, published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Bomb: The Race [...]

Review: Bomb

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Bomb: The Race To Build – And Steal – The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin. Flash Point, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing. 2012. Edited to add that this is a Finalist for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award. Edited to add: Newbery Medal Honor book; [...]

The 2012 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction For Young Adults

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And the winner is . . . . The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery written by Steve Sheinkin, published by Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. From the ALA Website:  “Treating history as mystery, Sheinkin takes readers through means, motive, and opportunity as he [...]

YALSA NonFiction Award Update

An update on the YALSA NonFiction Award for all of you who are planning on attending Midwinter! From the YALSA Wiki: “Monday, January 23. Morris & Nonfiction Award Program & Presentation from 10:30 AM to noon. Come to this free event and help YALSA celebrate the 2012 honorees and winners for the Morris Award and YA [...]