YALSA announces finalists for nonfiction young adult book award
| Dec 03, 2010
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced five finalists for the 2011 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. This award honors the best nonfiction books for young adults between November 1, 2009 and October 31, 2010.
These are the five finalists for 2011: Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing by Ann Angel; They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group by Susan Campbell Bartoletti; Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement by Rick Bowers; The Dark Game: True Spy Stories by Paul Janeczko; and Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates by Jill Rubalcaba.
The award winner will be announced January 10, 2011, at the Youth Media Awards during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. For more information about the finalists and the award, visit YALSA’s website.