YALSA Names 2022 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award Finalists

These five titles combine excellent writing, research, presentation, and readability for readers ages 12-18.

The Young Adult Library Services Association has selected its five finalists for the 2022 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, awarded to the best nonfiction book "highlighting excellence in writing, research, presentation, and readability" for readers ages 12-18.

The five finalists are:

Ambushed!: The Assassination Plot Against President Garfield by Gail Jarrow 

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert 

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement by Paula Yoo 

In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers: The Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months and Years After the 9/11 Attacks by Don Brown 

The Woman All Spies Fear: Code Breaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman and Her Hidden Life by Amy Butler Greenfield

The winner will be announced during the virtual Youth Media Awards on Jan. 24, 2022.

Read the full press release below.


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