2019 YA Nonfiction

Life Sucks: How to Deal With The Way Life Is, Was, and Always Will be Unfair

Written by Michael I. Bennett, M.D. and Sarah Bennett Life Sucks provides solid, healthy advice for teens dealing with the complexities of navigating life in the real world. Topics include Friendship, School, Cultural Differences, Bodies, Homes, and Sexuality. Each chapter is structured to include situations, advice, what you really want to do and why you …

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Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir

Written by Nikki Grimes In this memoir, Nikki Grimes talks about her childhood and how while growing up she used writing to help her cope with difficult situations. Her mother suffered from schizophrenia and Grimes was eventually placed in foster care. She goes through childhood separated from her sister but realizes the magic of writing. …

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The Speed of Starlight

Written by Colin Stuart, Illustrated by Ximo Abadía This covers just about everything in the universe! From questions like, “Why doesn’t the Moon fall down?” and “What’s inside an atom?” to “What sound does space make?” This book is amazing for the curious future scientist and anyone who would like to learn a thing or …

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War in the Ring: Joe Louis, Max Schmeling and the Fight between America and Hitler

Written by John Florio & Ouisie Shapiro If you like sports and/or history, I think you will like this book. It is about two boxers: one from America and one from Germany. In the 1930s Joe Louis and Max Schmeling faced off two times to decide who was the Heavyweight Champion of the world. The …

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