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YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 2013

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YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 2013

The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, established in 2010, honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1st – October 31st publishing year.

-The winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults is BOMB: The Race to Build --- and Steal --- the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin.

-Four other books were finalists for the award: STEVE JOBS: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal, MOONBIRD: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose, TITANIC: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson, and We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March by by Cynthia Levinson.

Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin -

In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal - Biography
 
From the start, Steve Jobs' path was never predictable. Framed by Jobs' inspirational Stanford commencement speech and illustrated throughout with black and white photos, this is the story of the man who changed our world.
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose - Nonfiction

 

National Book Award–winning author Phillip Hoose takes us around the hemisphere with the world’s most celebrated shorebird, showing the obstacles rufa red knots face, introducing a worldwide team of scientists and conservationists trying to save them, and offering insights about what we can do to help shorebirds before it’s too late. With inspiring prose, thorough research, and stirring images, Hoose explores the tragedy of extinction through the triumph of a single bird.

Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson - Nonfiction

 

Packed with heartstopping action, devastating drama, fascinating historical details, loads of archival photographs on almost every page, and quotes from primary sources, this gripping story, which follows the TITANIC and its passengers from the ship's celebrated launch at Belfast to her cataclysmic icy end, is sure to thrill and move readers.

We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia Levinson - Nonfiction

 

WE"VE GOT A JOB tells the little-known story of the 4,000 black elementary-, middle- and high school students who voluntarily went to jail in Birmingham, Alalama, between May 2 and May 11, 1963. Focusing on four of the original participants, WE"VE GOT A JOB recounts the astonishing events before, during and after the Children s March.