Young Adult Nonfiction Round-Up

Nonfiction for middle and high school readers serves an important purpose in challenging, informing, and equipping our leaders of tomorrow. Whether you’re looking to expand your YA nonfiction collection or to fill specific gaps, we’ve got superb options for you below. Read on for a star-studded list of titles from Spring 2022, followed by an exciting line-up of new releases for fall. Look for the Netgalley link below several of the Fall 2022, and request your free galley now!

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Gold Mountain: An Interview with Author Betty G. Yee

Debut author Betty G. Yee tells a suspenseful, immersive depiction of a pivotal point in US history in Gold Mountain. In the 1860s, Tam Ling Fan needs money to help her father. Disguised as a boy, she travels from China to America to take a dangerous job as a laborer on the Transcontinental Railroad.

Read on to discover Betty’s inspiration for this YA novel, her favorite memories during her research, and her hopes for young readers. Don’t forget to download the free educator resources!

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The Deep Blue Between: Author Interview with Ayesha Harruna Attah

The Deep Blue Between begins in 1890s West Africa when twin sisters Hassana and Husseina are torn apart by violence. After their separation, each girl finds freedom and new opportunities. But despite their very different lives and choices, the sisters remain linked by their dreams, and slowly they are drawn back together.

Today author Ayesha Harruna Attah joins us to discuss her writing process, creative decisions, and more! Read on to find free educator resources!

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