A Conversation with the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists

Presented by: School Library Journal
Event Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 

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Join School Library Journal for a lively conversation featuring the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award finalists. Learn a bit about the inspiration behind these fantastic titles; hear from the authors about their research and storytelling processes; and take away some insights into how publishers select engaging and relevant nonfiction titles for teens. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event ahead of the award announcement at ALA Midwinter!

The Great Nijinsky: God of Dance, written and illustrated by Lynn Curlee and published by Charlesbridge Teen. 

A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II, written by Elizabeth Wein and published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of “The Children's Ship," written by Deborah Heiligman and published by Henry Holt, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. 

Free Lunch, written by Rex Ogle and published by Norton Young Readers, an imprint of W.W. Norton & Company.

A Light in the Darkness: Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust, written by Albert Marrin and published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House.

Moderator

Vanessa Willoughby, Associate Editor, Nonfiction, School Library Journal

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