2011 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

YALSA Excellence in Young Adult NonfictionYALSA Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction

Winners of the best nonfiction published for teens between November 1, 2010 – October 31, 2011 are:

2011 Winner
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing by Ann Angel
Forty years after her death, Janis Joplin remains among the most compelling and influential figures in rock history. Her story is one of a girl who struggled against rules and limitations, yet worked diligently to improve as a singer.

2011 Finalists
The Dark Game: True Spy Stories by Paul Janeczko

Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates by Jill Rubalcaba and Peter Robertshaw

Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement by Rick Bowers

They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group by Susan Campbell Bartoletti