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A Conversation with the 2014 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists

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SPONSORED BY:
 Workman, Scholastic, Candlewick, Bloomsbury USA, YALSA and School Library Journal

EVENT DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, January 15th, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

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Early in December, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named five books as finalists for the 2014 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between Nov. 1, 2012 and Oct. 31, 2013. We at SLJ are very excited to invite you to join us for a live webcast as we talk with the finalists; hear a bit about the research, writing, and design of these marvelous books; and learn about what goes into making the best nonfiction titles accessible and engaging to today’s teens.

YALSA will name the 2014 award winner at the Youth Media Awards on Jan. 27, in Philadelphia during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.

finalist_watermark_200pxThe 2014 finalists are:

The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi written by Neal Bascomb, published by Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic

Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design written by Chip Kidd, published by Workman

Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II written by Martin W. Sandler, published by Walker Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, Inc.

Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America’s First Black Paratroopers written by Tanya Lee Stone, published by Candlewick Press

The President Has Been Shot! The Assassination of John F. Kennedy written by James L. Swanson, published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic

Don’t miss out on this exclusive event!

Panelists

Neal Bascomb – Author, The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi, Scholastic

James Swanson – Author, The President Has Been Shot! The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Scholastic 

Chip Kidd – Author, Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design, Workman Publishing Company

Tanya Lee Stone – Author, Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America’s First Black Paratroopers, Candlewick Press

Martin W. Sandler – Author, Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II, Walker Books an Imprint of Bloomsbury

Moderator

Luann Toth – Managing Editor, SLJ Book Review 

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  1. I listened to the webcase on the 2014 YALSA non-fiction awards and did not click on the “certificate” link. Can you email me with that link?