Holiday Recommendations - Teen / Young Adult Non-Fiction

Don't Look Back: A Memoir of War, Survival, and My Journey from Sudan to America By Achut Deng, Keely Hutton Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374389727
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 11th, 2022

In this propulsive memoir from Achut Deng and Keely Hutton, inspired by a harrowing New York Times article, Don't Look Back tells a powerful story showing both the ugliness and the beauty of humanity, and the power of not giving up.

I want life.


Caste (Adapted for Young Adults) By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$19.99
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9780593427941
Published: Delacorte Press - November 22nd, 2022

In this young adult adaptation of the Oprah Book Club selection and New York Times bestselling nonfiction work, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson explores the unspoken hierarchies that divide us across lines of race and class.


The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee (Young Readers Adaptation): Life in Native America By David Treuer, Sheila Keenan (Adapted by) Cover Image
By David Treuer, Sheila Keenan (Adapted by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593203477
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 18th, 2022

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is a story of Native American resilience and reinvention, adapted for young adults from the adult nonfiction book of the same name.


The Story of More (Adapted for Young Adults): How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here By Hope Jahren Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780593381151
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Published: Ember - October 4th, 2022

This young adult adaptation of acclaimed geochemist and geobiologist Hope Jahren's highly respected nonfiction work is the perfect book for those interested in learning about climate change and how they can contribute to creating a more sustainable future.


Boys Will Be Human: A Get-Real Gut-Check Guide to Becoming the Strongest, Kindest, Bravest Person You Can Be By Justin Baldoni Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780063067189
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Published: HarperCollins - October 4th, 2022

A New York Times bestseller!

From filmmaker, actor, and author Justin Baldoni comes a real-talk, self-esteem-building guidebook that helps boys ages 11 and up embrace their feelings and fears instead of repress them.


Better Than We Found It: Conversations to Help Save the World By Frederick Joseph, Porsche Joseph Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536224528
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Published: Candlewick - October 11th, 2022

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Black Friend and a seasoned activist comes an indispensable guide to social and political progressivism for young people and anyone wanting to get more involved.
 


Luminary: A Magical Guide to Self-Care By Kate Scelsa Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665902342
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 8th, 2022

A collection of mystical practices and exercises, Luminary is a “respectful, in-depth” (Booklist), and one-of-a-kind guide to mindfulness and self-care for teens to support a life of empowerment, confidence, and, of course, magic!

Self-care is not only necessary, it’s magical!


Storybooth By Storybooth, David SanAngelo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Storybooth, David SanAngelo (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063057937
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Published: HarperTeen - July 19th, 2022

“Compelling . . . important . . . Be sure to leave this out where kids can find it.” –Booklist


What the Fact?: Finding the Truth in All the Noise By Seema Yasmin Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781665900034
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2022

From acclaimed writer, journalist, and physician Dr. Seema Yasmin comes a “savvy, accessible, and critical” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) book about the importance of media literacy, fact-based reporting, and the ability to discern truth from lies.

What is a fact? What are reliable sources? What is news? What is fake news?


This Book Will Save the Planet: A Climate-Justice Primer for Activists and Changemakers (Empower the Future) By Dany Sigwalt, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dany Sigwalt, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780711268890
Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock
Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - August 2nd, 2022

*INTERNATIONAL LITERACY ASSOCIATION AWARD-WINNER - 2023 Social Justice Literature Award Honor Book - Nonfiction Book Category*

A rousing and radical investigation into the climate crisis, its causes, and how to fight for the most vulnerable people affected by it, This Book Will Save the Planet is a vibrantly illustrated study of one of humanity&rsq


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

This crucial, empowering, #1 New York Times bestselling exploration of racism—and antiracism—in America makes critical ideas accessible for teen readers, adapted from Ibram X. Kendi's National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning.

This is NOT a history book.This is a book about the here and now.


Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World (Women in Science) By Rachel Ignotofsky Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399580437
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 10th, 2019

A collection of charmingly illustrated and inspiring profiles of fifty pioneering female artists, from the eleventh century to today—by the New York Times bestselling author of Women in Science


This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (Empower the Future #1) By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780711245211
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Recommended by Oprah's Book Club, ESSENCE, We Need Diverse Books, ellentube, Brit + Co, PureWow, Teen Vogue, Time, New York, USA TODAY, and TODAY.com

Also available: This Book Is Anti-Racist Journal, a guided journal with more than 50 activities to support your anti-racism journey


All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team By Christina Soontornvat Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781536209457
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Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

Winner of the 2021 Kirkus Prize for Young People's Literature
A 2021 Newbery Honor Book
A 2021 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A 2021 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist

A 2021 Orbis Pictus Honor Book


An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning History for Young People #2) By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jean Mendoza (Adapted by), Debbie Reese (Adapted by) Cover Image
By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jean Mendoza (Adapted by), Debbie Reese (Adapted by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780807049396
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Published: Beacon Press - July 23rd, 2019

2020 American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Honor Book

2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,selected by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council


Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice By Bryan Stevenson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525580065
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Published: Ember - September 10th, 2019

Bryan Stevenson's incredible fight to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality comes to life in this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller that was adapted into a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson.


All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto By George M. Johnson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson's All Boys Aren't Blue explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia.

A New York Times Bestseller!
Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and MSNBC feature stories


Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive By Laura Hillenbrand Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780385742528
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Published: Ember - April 25th, 2017

In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics. 


Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1) By Yuval Noah Harari Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780063051331
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 27th, 2020

Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout.

#1 New York Times Bestseller 

The Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg,  now available as a beautifully packaged paperback