Find Books

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award

This annual award recognizes excellence in nonfiction.

Advanced Search

      Clear All 

      Hey, Kiddo

      by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

      Feb 2019

      Graphic Novels High Plus

      2019 Finalist
      In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along.
      Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father.
      Hey, Kiddo is a profoundly important memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive.
      Author's note. Note on the art. Full-color illustrations.

      The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor: From the Bronx to the Supreme Court

      by Sonia Sotomayor

      Nov 2018

      Biography Middle Plus

      2019 Finalist
      As a child, Sonia Sotomayor dreamed of becoming a lawyer and a judge—though she'd never met one of either, and none lived in her neighborhood. As she grew up, she didn't let hardships stand in her way. Family tree. Glossary of Spanish words. Brief history of the Supreme Court. Black-and-white photo insert.

      The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler

      by John Hendrix

      Oct 2018

      Nonfiction Middle

      2019 Finalist
      A gripping account of a pastor who made the ultimate sacrifice in order to free the German people from oppression during World War II. Epilogue. Author’s note. Note on research process and historical accuracy. Selected bibliography. Notes. Index. Full-color illustrations created with hand-drawn pencil and digital brushes, then colored digitally.
      « 1 »
      Copyright © 2017 Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.