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Children's and Young Adult Book Awards: YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Criteria


An award for the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1 – October 31 publishing year.


The award will:

  • Recognize the best in the field of nonfiction books (at this time, only books will be considered for the award) materials for young adults
  • Promote the growing number of nonfiction books published for young adults
  • Inspire wider readership in the genre
  • Give recognition to the importance of the genre
  • Position YALSA as an authority in the field of nonfiction for young adults

2019 Award Winner

2019 Award Finalists

2018 Award Winner

2018 Award Finalists

2017 Award Winner

2017 Award Finalists

Peabody Library

Amy Corbitt's picture
Amy Corbitt
Peabody Library 308,
located next to the CMC.