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Congrats to the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Awards finalists!

By: Katie Lynch | December 23, 2019 |

JLG Selections Named Finalists for 2020 YALSA Nonfiction Awards

JLG is proud to say that 4 out of the 5 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Awards finalists are JLG selections. The Nonfiction genre is revolutionizing thanks to the talent and commitment of these authors, and our editors know outstanding work when they see it!

In a recent press release announcing the 2020 award finalists, the YALSA talked about how difficult it was to choose the finalists.

“This was a wonderful year for young-adult nonfiction, and our committee was faced with making some tough choices when selecting our finalists,” they said. “After many discussions, we’ve selected books that stood out for their compelling narrative writing, extensive research and innovative design. These books also shed light on historic and personal moments of bravery in the face of oppression, poverty and bigotry.”

Below are the JLG selections that are finalists for the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults:

Free Lunch By Rex Ogle (Norton Young Readers) 
Category: Biography Middle Plus (grades 5-8)

The Great Nijinsky: God of Dance By Lynn Curlee (Charlesbridge Teen)
Category: History High (grades 10 and up)

A Light in the Darkness: Janusz Korczak, His Orphans and the Holocaust By Albert Marrin (Alfred A. Knopf)
Category: History High (grades 10 and up)

Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of ‘The Children’s Ship’ By Deborah Heiligman (Holt and Company, Inc)
Category: Nonfiction Middle Plus (grades 5-8)

At JLG, we are excited to help you bring these and other popular and award-winning books to your library. Our editors review manuscripts before they go to print to choose the best of the best for our collection and we are honored to have these award hopefuls in our Nonfiction mix! And speaking of Nonfiction, we have a robust collection of Nonfiction categories that cater to everyone, from the youngest of readers in our Nonfiction Early Elementary category to the most advanced high school readers in our Adult Crossover Nonfiction Plus category

Do you want these and many more awesome books? Take a look at the 81 different categories we offer! Work with our collection-development team to create the perfect subscription for both your readers and your budget. Not a member yet? Learn more about how you can bring the best books to your library each month, all delivered for free!

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