Nonfiction has been the workhorse of many young adult library collections--filling information and curricular needs--and it is also the preferred genre for many teen readers. But not all nonfiction is created equal. This guide identifies some of the best, most engaging, and authoritative nonfiction reads for teens and organizes them according to popular reading interests. With genres ranging from adventure and sports to memoirs, how-to guides and social justice, there is something for every reader here.
Similar fiction titles are noted to help you make connections for readers, and best bets for each chapter are noted. Notations in annotations indicate award-winning titles, graphic nonfiction, and reading level. Keywords that appear in the annotations and in detailed indexes enhance access. Librarians who work with and purchase materials for teens, including YA librarians at public libraries, acquisitions and book/materials selectors at public libraries, and middle and high school librarians will find this book invaluable.
About the Author
Elizabeth (Betsy) Fraser is a selector at the Calgary Public Library in Alberta, Canada. She is author of Reality Rules: A Guide for Teen Nonfiction.