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YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. “Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War,” written by Steve Sheinkin, is the 2016 Excellence winner.

The compelling and true story of how one truly dedicated journalist admitted herself to an asylum to write a groundbreaking exposé.

Ten Days a Madwoman by Deborah Noyes

Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original "Girl" Reporter Nellie Bly by Deborah Noyes

The Port Chicago 50: disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights, by Steve Sheinkin -- Describes the fifty black sailors who refused to work in unsafe and unfair conditions after an explosion in Port Chicago killed 320 servicemen, and how the incident influenced civil rights.

Presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.

NonFiction Book Lists for 12 - Year Olds

NonFiction Books for 11 Year Olds (6th Grade

STEM Girls – Ten Books Featuring Girls Rocking Science by Nancy Castaldo

Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History, by Karen Blumenthal | "Blumenthal’s highly readable biography is an in-depth portrait that gives teens a real feel for the woman behind the politics."

Hillary Rodham Clinton : A Woman Living History (Reprint) (Paperback) (Karen Blumenthal)

The Freedom Summer Murders by Don Mitchell

Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the Freedom Summer murders, traces the events surrounding the KKK lynching of three young civil rights activists who were trying to register African Americans for the vote.

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards))

A Review of the 37 Best Narrative Nonfiction Books for Kids

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh

Another history pageturner from the authors of the #1 bestsellers George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates. The War of 1812 saw America threatened on...

Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans by Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger

Another history pageturner from the authors of the bestsellers George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates. The War of 1812 saw America threatened on.

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, by Leslie Connor.  Perry has been raised in a minimum security prison by his mother, with the warden as his foster parent, but the D.A. has decided to rip him out of the home he loves shortly before his mother is up for parole.  An unusual and heartwarming book for middle schoolers.

Booktopia has All Rise For The Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor. Buy a discounted Hardcover of All Rise For The Honorable Perry T. Cook online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

How to Rule Middle School in Five Easy Days: Book 1

How to Rule Middle School in Five Easy Days: Book 1

My first authored and illustrated middle grade book—The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying)! From Abrams Amulet, Sep.

Fleming, Candace  Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West,  230 pgs.  Roaring Book Press, 2016.  $19.99  Content: Lan...

Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West by Candace Fleming - ADVISABLE

Presenting Buffalo Bill - A biography of Wild West showman Buffalo Bill.

Strange Days

Strange Days - "A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in Los Angeles in

Website: Tunzelmann, Alex von. “All the President's Men: Hoffman and Redford Fight the Powers That Be.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 10 Oct. 2014, www.theguardian.com/film/2014/oct/10/all-the-presidents-men-watergate-conspiracy-richard-nixon-woodward-bernstein-redford-hoffman.

Website: Tunzelmann, Alex von. “All the President's Men: Hoffman and Redford Fight the Powers That Be.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 10 Oct. 2014, www.theguardian.com/film/2014/oct/10/all-the-presidents-men-watergate-conspiracy-richard-nixon-woodward-bernstein-redford-hoffman.

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