Make Your Own List. Whether you want your kids to know more about the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War or the life of Vincent van Gogh or Dmitri Shostakovich, we're entering a golden era of nonfiction books for teens also known as 'Young Adult' or YA nonfiction. Marc Favreau , author of the brilliant Spies , recommends some of the best. Interview by Eve Gerber. Fiction for young adults is flourishing. Can the same be said of Young Adult YA nonfiction?
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But they would be remiss to overlook some of the amazing nonfiction works that are equally captivating, thought-provoking, and even worldview-affecting. Here are 12 extra-compelling nonfiction books for teens that span all kinds of interests and curiosities. Yes She Can gathers the inspiring recollections of ten female staffers who joined the Obama White House in their twenties.