2019 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalists Announced!

And here’s the second moment you all have been waiting for! The 2019 Nonfiction Award Finalists!

  • The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor written by Sonia Sotomayor
  • Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam written by Elizabeth Partridge
  • The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler written and illustrated by John Hendrix
  • Hey, Kiddo:  How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction written and illustrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  • The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees written and illustrated by Don Brown

Congrats to all the finalists! The winner of the 2019 Nonfiction Award will be announced at the ALA’s Youth Media Awards in Seattle, WA on January 28, 2019 at 8am PST. Fans can follow 2019 results in real-time via live webcast, sponsored by Baker & Taylor, a Follett Company, or follow hashtag #alayma.

View the list of finalists with annotations on the Nonfiction page.