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Nonfiction for Teens

Some teens just aren’t interested in reading novels, but do enjoy learning new facts, skills and even trivia from nonfiction titles, including biographies, histories, titles about sports or science, even how-to books.

Declare Yourself: Speak. Connect. Act. Vote.

Declare Yourself
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2008
5,000 Miles to Freedom

5,000 Miles to Freedom

Judith Fradin, Dennis Fradin
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2006
A Wreath for Emmett Till

A Wreath for Emmitt Till

Marilyn Nelson
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Biography, Nonfiction, Poetry
Published:
2009
Hitler Youth : Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow

Hitler Youth : Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction

Pick Me Up: Stuff You Need to Know

Jeremy Leslie, David Roberts
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2006

Lifetime of Secrets

Frank Warren
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Nonfiction
Cooking up a Storm

Cooking up a Storm

Sam Stern
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2006

She Touched the World: Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer

Sally Hobart
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography, Nonfiction
Published:
2008
Gang Leader for a Day

Gang Leader for a Day

Sudhir Venkatesh
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Mystery / Crime, Nonfiction
Published:
2008

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

Peter Sis
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Genre:
Nonfiction