Young Adult NonFiction - Biography - Bestsellers

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Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants By Robin Wall Kimmerer, Monique Gray Smith, Nicole Neidhardt (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728458991
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Published: Lerner Publishing Group - November 1st, 2022

Drawing from her experiences as an Indigenous scientist, botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer demonstrated how all living things--from strawberries and witch hazel to water lilies and lichen--provide us with gifts and lessons every day in her best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass.


Nearer My Freedom: The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano by Himself By Monica Edinger, Lesley Younge Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728464077
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Published: Zest Books (Tm) - March 7th, 2023

Millions of Africans were enslaved during the transatlantic slave trade, but few recorded their personal experiences. Olaudah Equiano's The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano is perhaps the most well known of the autobiographies that exist.


From Here By Luma Mufleh Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593354452
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 16th, 2023

In her coming-of-age memoir, refugee advocate Luma Mufleh writes of her tumultuous journey to reconcile her identity as a gay Muslim woman and a proud Arab-turned-American refugee.


A Long Time Coming: A Lyrical Biography of Race in America from Ona Judge to Barack Obama By Ray Anthony Shepard, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781662680663
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Published: Calkins Creek - August 8th, 2023

This YA biography-in-verse of six important Black Americans from different eras, including Ona Judge, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Martin Luther King Jr., and Barack Obama, chronicles the diverse ways each fought racism and shows how much—and how little—has changed for Black Americans since our country’s founding.


Liberated: The Radical Art and Life of Claude Cahun By Kaz Rowe Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781947440074
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Published: Getty Publications - September 12th, 2023

Illustrator Kaz Rowe’s graphic biography Liberated: The Radical Art and Life of Claude Cahun, reveals how the creative and courageous Surrealist artist championed freedom at every turn, from rejecting gender norms and finding queer love to risking death to sabotage the Nazis.
 
At the turn of the 20th century in Nantes, France, Lucy Schwob met Suzanne Malherbe,


Queer, There, and Everywhere: 2nd Edition: 27 People Who Changed the World By Sarah Prager, Zoe More O'Ferrall (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Prager, Zoe More O'Ferrall (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063329232
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Published: HarperCollins - June 6th, 2023

*Updated and Expanded*

The star-reviewed LGBTQ+ history book for young adults—now updated and expanded with 3 new profiles and a new foreword! Perfect for fans of fun, empowering pop-culture books like Rad American Women A-Z and Notorious RBG.


Beyond the Gender Binary (Pocket Change Collective) By Alok Vaid-Menon, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593094655
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020

Winner of the 2021 In The Margins Award
 
"When reading this book, all I feel is kindness."-- Sam Smith, Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer and songwriter
 
"Thank God we have Alok. And I'm learning a thing or two myself."--Billy Porter, Emmy award-winning actor, singer, and Broadway theater performer


It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) By Trevor Noah 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.
 


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Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive By Laura Hillenbrand Cover Image
$14.99
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. 


Farewell to Manzanar By Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston (Illustrator), James D. Houston Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781328742117
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Published: Clarion Books - December 12th, 2023

Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston recalls her childhood at a Japanese incarceration camp in this engrossing memoir that has become a staple of curriculum in schools and on campuses across the country.


Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World By Rachel Ignotofsky Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781607749769
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Published: Ten Speed Press - July 26th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This “wittily illustrated [and] accessible volume” (The Wall Street Journal) highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world.
 


Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space By Libby Jackson Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062850218
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Published: Harper - June 5th, 2018

Filled with beautiful full-color illustrations, a groundbreaking compendium honoring the amazing true stories of fifty inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration from the nineteenth century to today—including Hidden Figure’s Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson as well as former NASA Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson, the record-hol