YALSA-bk is a listserv with lively discussions among librarians, educators, and beyond about all things YA lit. Sometimes one listserv member will ask for help finding books around a certain theme or readalikes for a particular title. This post is a compilation of responses for one such request.
The original request
Does anyone have a list of recent biographies that might be of interest to teens? My YA Biography section could use some new blood but it’s not a genre I read in overly much.
- A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown
- Driven by Donald Driver
- This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Grace Earl
- The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
- The Way I Am by Eminem
- Girlbomb by Janice Erlbaum
- Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Persson and the Game That Changed Everything by Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson, translated by Jennifer Hawkins