Young Adult NonFiction - Biography - Bestsellers

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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525582199
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Published: Yearling - April 7th, 2020

The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, shares his personal story and the injustices he faced while growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this New York Times bestselling young readers' adaptation of his adult memoir.
 


All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

*An Amazon Best Book of the Year optioned for television by Gabrielle Union!*


Apple: (Skin to the Core) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140138
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Published: Levine Querido - October 6th, 2020

National Book Award Longlist
TIME's 10 Best YA and Children's Books of 2020
NPR's Best Book of 2020
Shelf Awareness's Best Books of 2020
Publishers Weekly's Big Indie Books of Fall
Amazon's Best Book of the Month
AICL Best YA Books of 2020
CSMCL Best Multicultural Children's Books of 2020

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The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781547604531
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - September 8th, 2020

The stunning memoir of a Muslim teen struggling to survive in the midst of the Bosnian genocide--and the stray cat who protected her family through it all.

*Six Starred Reviews*
A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist
A Capitol Choices Remarkable Book
A Mighty Girl Best Book
A Malala Fund Favorite Book Selection


Essentially Charli: The Ultimate Guide to Keeping It Real Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419752322
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Published: Amulet Books - December 1st, 2020

The Official Guide from TikTok Superstar Charli D’Amelio
An instant New York Times bestseller!

 
Everyone knows Charli D’Amelio as the only TikTok personality to have—at age 16—surpassed 100 million followers. But who’s the girl behind the posts?


Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780310740674
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Published: Zondervan - November 26th, 2013

Gold-winning US gymnast and Olympic All-Around champion Gabrielle Douglas tells her personal story of faith, perseverance, and determination, demonstrating you can reach your dreams if you let yourself soar.


Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780312661052
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Published: Square Fish - December 21st, 2010

"When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, 'This is not right.'" - Claudette Colvin


Warriors Don't Cry Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781416948827
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 24th, 2007

In this essential autobiographical account by one of the Civil Rights Movement’s most powerful figures, Melba Pattillo Beals of the Little Rock Nine explores not only the oppressive force of racism, but the ability of young people to change ideas of race and identity.


I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780316241335
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2016

The New York Times bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.

It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place.

Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter.


Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War Cover Image
By Steve Sheinkin, Tim Robinson (Illustrator)
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250075789
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Published: Square Fish - September 22nd, 2015

New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor recipient Steve Sheinkin gives young readers the causes and curses that divided America into Union and Confederate nations in Two Miserable Presidents: The Amazing, Terrible, and Totally True Story of the Civil War, illustrated by Tim Robinson.

A Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year


The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544541122
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Published: Clarion Books - September 15th, 2015

“I find it so easy to forget / that I’m just a girl who is expected / to live / without thoughts.”

Opposing slavery in Cuba in the nineteenth century was dangerous. The most daring abolitionists were poets who veiled their work in metaphor. Of these, the boldest was Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, nicknamed Tula.


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Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive Cover Image
$10.99
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.