Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 YALSA Non-Fiction Award Finalists Announced

Last month YALSA announced five books as finalists for the 2012 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between Nov. 1, 2010 and Oct. 31, 2011. YALSA will name the 2012 award winner at the Youth Media Awards on Jan. 23, during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Dallas.

What is YALSA, you ask? YALSA stand for the Young Adult Library Services Association; it can be thought of as the teen 'branch' of the American Library Association, or ALA. YALSA's mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18.

The 5 books selected were:

Click on each book cover to learn more about the title or to place a reserve at your local Sno-Isle Library!

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