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Young Adult Literature

Information about the genre and CSULB's collection.

Nonfiction for Young Adults

K-12 education Common Core standards place a greater emphasis on the study of nonfiction literature.

To find nonfiction for YA readers at CSULB, use OneSerach, in the first box select "location" and enter "childrens nonfiction", and do a keyword search on your topic.  The best way to determine whether a nonfiction book is appropriate for your age range is to go look at the books themselves.

Victory. Stand!

Winner 2023

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Winner 2022

Free Lunch

Winner 2020

The Unwanted

Winner 2019

Vincent and Theo

Winner 2018


Winner 2017

Most Dangerous

Winner 2016

The Family Romanov

The Nazi Hunters

Winner 2014


Winner 2013

Notorious Benedict Arnold

Winner 2012

Janis Joplin

Winner 2011

Charles and Emma

Winner 2010

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction

YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) selects one book each year as the best Nonfiction book written for young adults.  This award was first given in 2010.  There are also finalists and nominees which are all worth looking at.