Young Adult NonFiction - Biography

More YA NonFiction - Biography & Autobiography Books
Ready for Launch: An Astronaut's Lessons for Success on Earth Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524764326
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2022

Using ten life-changing moments from his path to space, astronaut Scott Kelly shares his advice for mastering fear and failure and turning our daily struggles into rocket fuel for success—the perfect gift for graduations and other milestone moments!


The Race of the Century: The Battle to Break the Four-Minute Mile (Scholastic Focus) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338628463
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Published: Scholastic Focus - April 5th, 2022

Highly acclaimed author Neal Bascomb brings his peerless research and fast-paced narrative style to a young adult adaptation of one of his most successful adult books of all time, The Perfect Mile, an inspiring and moving story of three men racing to achieve the impossible -- the perfect four-minute mile.

There was a time when running the mile in four minutes was beli


Girls Who Green the World: Thirty-Four Rebel Women Out to Save Our Planet Cover Image
By Diana Kapp, Ana Jarén (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593428054
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Published: Delacorte Press - April 5th, 2022

Part biography, part guidebook to the contemporary environmental movement, this book is the perfect gift for future and current activists and changemakers! Girls Who Green the World features the inspiring stories of 34 revolutionaries fighting for our future!


Seeing Gender Cover Image
By Iris Gottlieb, Kacen Callender (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781797211978
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 26th, 2022

Now with a new foreword by National Book Award Winner Kacen Callender, this fascinating book on a relevant subject illustrates the complexities of gender and sexuality through history, science, sociology, and the author's own story.


Murder Among Friends: How Leopold and Loeb Tried to Commit the Perfect Crime Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593177426
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - March 29th, 2022

How did two teenagers brutally murder an innocent child...and why? And how did their brilliant lawyer save them from the death penalty in 1920s Chicago? Written by a prolific master of narrative nonfiction, this is a compulsively readable true-crime story based on an event dubbed the "crime of the century."


Pork Belly Tacos with a Side of Anxiety: My Journey Through Depression, Bulimia, and Addiction Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781595801081
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Published: Santa Monica Press - February 22nd, 2022

In Pork Belly Tacos with a Side of Anxiety, Yvonne Casta eda shares vibrant stories of her childhood growing up in Miami as the daughter of humble immigrants from Mexico and Cuba . . . and how she came to develop an unhealthy relationship with food.


Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781635925623
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Published: Wordsong - March 1st, 2022

Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book
Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor Book
Arnold Adoff Poetry Award for Teens

Six Starred Reviews—★Booklist ★BCCB ★The Horn Book ★Publishers Weekly ★School Library Connection ★Shelf Awareness


American Shoes: A Refugee's Story Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781582708522
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Published: Beyond Words - February 15th, 2022

Commended as a "moving and hopeful story of courage and perseverance" in a starred review by BooklistAmerican Shoes is a profound mosaic of memories recounting 15-year-old Rosemarie Lengsfeld Turke’s escape from Nazi Germany, leaving her life and family behind to forge ahead in an America she left as a small child.

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Close-Up on War: The Story of Pioneering Photojournalist Catherine Leroy in Vietnam Cover Image
By Mary Cronk Farrell, Nick Ut (Preface by), Peter Arnett (Foreword by)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781419746611
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Published: Amulet Books - March 22nd, 2022

The incredible story of Catherine Leroy, one of the few woman photographers during the Vietnam War, told by an award-winning journalist and children’s author

From award-winning journalist and children’s book author Mary Cronk Farrell comes the inspiring and fascinating story of the woman who gave a human face to the Vietnam War.


Spearhead (Adapted for Young Adults): An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593303450
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Published: Delacorte Press - February 15th, 2022

Adapted for young adults from the New York Times bestseller, a riveting and true WWII story of a young man--an American tank gunner--who meets his destiny in an iconic armor duel and forges an enduring bond with his enemy.


Ms. Gloria Steinem: A Life Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250833044
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Published: Square Fish - March 1st, 2022

Throughout the years, Gloria Steinem is perhaps the single-most iconic figure associated with women's rights, her name practically synonymous with the word "feminism."


Food-Related Stories (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
By Gaby Melian, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593223499
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 18th, 2022

“Gaby Melian tells so many stories through her relationship with food—about love, about loss, about hard work, and about finding her passion. The pages are dripping with delicious smells and tastes, and will give you a new way to look at both cooking and what it means to have a plan.” —Molly Birnbaum, editor in chief, America’s Test Kitchen Kids