Great Nonfiction for Teens!

This list features great nonfiction titles for young adults, and some adult nonfiction we think young adult readers would enjoy. 


 

Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History Cover Image
By Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780399578861
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - September 27th, 2016

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Taking on the Plastics Crisis (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
By Hannah Testa, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593223338
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 13th, 2020

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Concrete Kids (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
By Amyra León, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593095195
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - October 13th, 2020

Dear Ally, How Do You Write a Book? Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338212273
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 1st, 2020

True or False: A CIA Analyst's Guide to Spotting Fake News Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250239495
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - July 28th, 2020

Sarah Bernhardt: The Divine and Dazzling Life of the World’s First Superstar Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781328557506
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Clarion Books - June 16th, 2020

This Is What I Know About Art (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
By Kimberly Drew, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593095188
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020

Imaginary Borders (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593094136
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020

The New Queer Conscience (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
By Adam Eli, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593093689
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020

When the Stars Wrote Back: Poems Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780593172674
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 2nd, 2020

Beyond the Gender Binary (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593094655
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020

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All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781335146816
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Inkyard Press - May 26th, 2020

Atomic Women: The Untold Stories of the Scientists Who Helped Create the Nuclear Bomb Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316489591
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2020

Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316490320
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2020

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

Lifting as We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780451481542
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean (The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents) Cover Image
By S. S. Taylor, Ben Towle (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368042871
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

In Search of Safety: Voices of Refugees Cover Image
By Susan Kuklin, Susan Kuklin (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780763679606
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 27th, 2020

Pride: The Celebration and the Struggle Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781459821248
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - March 24th, 2020

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062278272
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Published: HarperTeen - March 3rd, 2020

This Phenomenal Life: The Amazing Ways We Are Connected with Our Universe Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781493050437
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Published: Lyons Press - March 1st, 2020

Jane Against the World: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626721654
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 25th, 2020

Say Her Name Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Loveis Wise (Illustrator), Loveis Wise (Cover design or artwork by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368045247
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 14th, 2020

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780711245211
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

Take in the Good: Skills for Staying Positive and Living Your Best Life Cover Image
By Gina Biegel, Breanna Chambers (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781611807714
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Shambhala - January 7th, 2020

Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary (Scholastic Focus) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338309850
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Scholastic Nonfiction - December 26th, 2019

We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781547602520
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - October 29th, 2019

Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business Cover Image
By Diana Kapp, Bijou Karman (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781984893055
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781629798813
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wordsong - October 8th, 2019

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250211064
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Published: Square Fish - October 8th, 2019

Spies: The Secret Showdown Between America and Russia Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316545921
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

Other F Word: A Celebration of the Fat & Fierce Cover Image
By Angie Manfredi (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419737503
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 24th, 2019

One Person, No Vote (YA edition): How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547601073
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - September 17th, 2019

A Light in the Darkness: Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781524701208
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World (Women in Science) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399580437
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 10th, 2019

Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525580065
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - September 10th, 2019

How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525537090
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 3rd, 2019

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning History for Young People #2) Cover Image
By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jean Mendoza (Adapted by), Debbie Reese (Adapted by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780807049396
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Published: Beacon Press - July 23rd, 2019

The Magnificent Migration: On Safari with Africa’s Last Great Herds Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780544761131
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2019

A Queer History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning History for Young People #1) Cover Image
By Michael Bronski, Richie Chevat (Adapted by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780807056127
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Published: Beacon Press - June 11th, 2019

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Brave Face: A Memoir Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534431515
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Published: Simon Pulse - May 21st, 2019

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SprawlBall: A Visual Tour of the New Era of the NBA Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781328767516
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 30th, 2019

Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow (Scholastic Focus) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338309843
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Nonfiction - March 26th, 2019

We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316523646
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2019

Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780545902489
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Published: Graphix - October 9th, 2018

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(Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616207816
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781547600762
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Bloomsbury YA - September 11th, 2018

Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution Cover Image
By KaeLyn Rich, Giulia Sagramola (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781683690597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quirk Books - August 7th, 2018

Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women (Rad Women) Cover Image
By Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399581106
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - July 17th, 2018

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062470157
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 15th, 2018

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For Every One Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781481486248
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 10th, 2018

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Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune Cover Image
By Pamela S. Turner, Gareth Hinds (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781580895859
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge - March 13th, 2018

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626728691
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - March 6th, 2018

Blood, Bullets, and Bones: The Story of Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062387639
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 20th, 2018

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374303235
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 17th, 2017

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Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781419727610
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 17th, 2017

#notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women Cover Image
By Charleyboy (Editor), Leatherdale (Editor)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781554519576
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Annick Press - September 12th, 2017

Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781607749783
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - July 18th, 2017

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Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780147509925
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Puffin Books - May 2nd, 2017

Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385742528
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Ember - April 25th, 2017

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763691004
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - February 7th, 2017

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Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616205867
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - January 24th, 2017

March: Book Three Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094023
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 2nd, 2016

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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781607749769
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - July 26th, 2016

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316327916
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 14th, 2016

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780316241335
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2016

How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest! Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780761180807
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 5th, 2016

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Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780385755146
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - January 19th, 2016

Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780544668256
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 24th, 2015

The Omnivore's Dilemma: Young Readers Edition Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781101993835
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - August 4th, 2015

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780374300227
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 12th, 2015

Popular: How a Geek in Pearls Discovered the Secret to Confidence Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147512543
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Speak - April 21st, 2015

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763673680
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 2015

March: Book Two Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781603094009
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Top Shelf Productions - January 20th, 2015

Enrique's Journey (The Young Adult Adaptation): The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780385743280
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Ember - August 5th, 2014

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The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780375867828
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Schwartz & Wade - July 8th, 2014

The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Letters to their Younger Selves Cover Image
By Sarah Moon (Editor), James Lecesne (Editor)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780545399333
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 29th, 2014

Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780761172192
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 8th, 2013

March: Book One Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781603093002
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 13th, 2013

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250014450
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Published: Square Fish - February 14th, 2012

Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781416972198
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 6th, 2009

Officer Clemmons: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781948226707
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Published: Catapult - May 5th, 2020

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780143133568
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Published: Penguin Books - November 12th, 2019

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I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538713273
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 24th, 2019

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - February 12th, 2019