The finalists for YALSA‘s (Young Adult Library Services Association) Excellence in Nonfiction Award have been announced.

• “The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi” written by Neal Bascomb, published by Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb     364.151 BASCOMB
In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and vanished from view. Sixteen years later, an elite team of spies captured him at a bus stop in Argentina and smuggled him to Israel, resulting in one of the century’s most important trials — one that cemented the Holocaust in the public imagination. The Nazi Hunters is the thrilling and fascinating story of what happened between these two events.

• “Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design” written by Chip Kidd, published by Workman Publishing Company.
Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design by Chip Kidd    
Go, by the award-winning graphic designer Chip Kidd, is a stunning introduction to the ways in which a designer communicates his or her ideas to the world.

• “Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II” written by Martin W. Sandler, published by Walker Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, Inc.
Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II by Martin W. Sandler

Drawing from interviews and oral histories, chronicles the history of Japanese American survivors of internment camps.

• “Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America's First Black Paratroopers” written by Tanya Lee Stone, published by Candlewick Press.
Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America’s first black paratroopers, who fought against attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II.
  
• “The President Has Been Shot! The Assassination of John F. Kennedy” written by James L. Swanson, published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.
Recounts the 35th president’s assassination and details key events while sharing informative back matter and archival photographs.

Which one do you want to win?

 

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