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Instructional Media Center: YALSA



"While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age the award-winning titles and the titles on

YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels."  

YALSA honors the best teen literature each year with six literary awards plus a Nonfiction award. The IMC includes books

                                                               awarded the Michael L. Printz Award in the collection. The Nonfiction Award titles are listed below.

Winners 2017 2011

2017 March. Book Three -- Lewis 323.1 L587mth

2016 Most dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the secret history of the Vietnam War -- Sheinkin 959.7043 Sh42m

2015 Popular: vintage wisdom for a modern geek -- Van Wagenen

2014 The Nazi hunters: how a team of spies and survivors captured the world's most notorious Nazi -- Bascomb

2013 Bomb: the race to build - and steal - the world's most dangerous weapon -- Sheinkin F Sh42b

2012 The notorious Benedict Arnold: a true story of adventure, heroism, & treachery -- Sheinkin ARNOLD B Ar64s

2011 Janis Joplin: Rise up singing -- Angel

2010 Charles and Emma: The Darwins' leap of faith -- Heiligman DARWIN B D259H


Finalists 2017 - 2014

2017 Hilary Rodham Clinton: a woman living history -- Blumenthal B C617B

In the shadow of liberty: the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five Black lives -- Davis 921.0092 D294i

Samurai rising: the epic life of Minamoto Yoshitsune -- Turner MINAMOTO B M661T

This land is our land: a history of American immigration -- 304.873 Os1t

2016 Enchanted air: two cultures, two wings: a memoir -- Engle ENGLE B En35e

First fligh around the world: the adventures of the American fliers who won the race -- Grove

Symphony for the city of the dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad -- Anderson 780.92 An244s

This strange wilderness: the life and art of John James Audubon -- Plain

2015 The family Romanov: murder, rebellion & the fall of imperial Russia -- Fleming 947.08 F629f

Ida M. Tarbell: the woman who challenged big business--and Won! -- McCully

Laughing at my nightmare -- Burcaw

The Port Chicago 50: disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights -- Sheinkin F Sh42p

2014 Courage has no color: the ture story of the Triple Nickles, America's first Black paratroopers -- Stone 940.54 St72c

Go: a Kidd's guide to graphic design -- Kidd 741.6 K629g

Imprisoned: the betrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II -- Sandler

The president has been shot! The assignation of John F. Kennedy -- Swanson

Finalists 2013 - 2010

2013 Moonbird: a year on the wind with the great survivor B95 -- Hoose 598 H769m

Steve Jobs: the men who thought different, a biography -- Blumenthal

Titanic: voices from the disaster -- Hopkinson

We've got a job: the 1963 Birmingham Children's March -- Levinson 323.11 L578w

2012 Bootleg: murder, moonshine, and the lawless years of prohibition -- Blumenthal

Music was IT: young Leonard Bernstein -- Rubin BERNSTEIN B B458R

Sugar changed the world: a story of magic, spice, slavery freedom and science -- Aronson 664.1 Ar67s

Wheels of change: how women rode the bicycle to freedom (with a few flat tires along the way) -- Macy 796.6 M259w

2011 The dark game: true spy stories -- Janeczko

Every bone tells a story: hominin discoveries, deductions, and debates -- Rubalcaba

Spies of Mississippi: the true story of the spy network that tired to destroy the civil rights movement -- Bowers

They called themselves the KKK: the birth of an American terrorist group -- Bartoletti

2010 Almost astronauts: 13 women who dared to dream -- 629.45 St72a

Claudette Colvin: twice toward justice -- Hoose COLVIN B C725H

The great and only Barnum: the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum -- Fleming

Written in bone: buried lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland -- Walker 614.17 W154tw