Young Adult Nonfiction - Ages 12 to 18+

Here we have our young adult nonfiction reading list for summer 2021! Some of these books are published as of spring 2021. A few of them are a little older, but are essential reads for youth. This list is specially selected for you to enjoy over your summer break. Reading for pleasure and at your own will is one of the greatest gifts. We hope this list will inspire you to take your reading beyond the classroom!

Age recommendation for this reading list starts at 12~ or 13~ years of age on up. For age recommendations for each book, click on the book and scroll toward the bottom of the book's description to see it's specific age range. Some of these titles will be more appropriate for younger teens, and some for older young adults.
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250801067
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 4th, 2021

**Recommended best for ages 10 to 14 years**


From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781324002871
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Published: Norton Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

The Power of Style Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781773214900
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Published: Annick Press - April 27th, 2021

Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask: Young Readers Edition Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140459
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Published: Levine Querido - April 6th, 2021

A Peacemaker for Warring Nations: The Founding of the Iroquois League Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781937786878
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Published: Wisdom Tales - April 1st, 2021

Niños: Poems for the Lost Children of Chile Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780802855671
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Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - March 23rd, 2021

Can't Stop Won't Stop (Young Adult Edition): A Hip-Hop History Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250790514
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Published: Wednesday Books - March 16th, 2021

Let's Talk About It: The Teen's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human (A Graphic Novel) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984893147
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Published: Random House Graphic - March 9th, 2021

This is a staff favorite! We wish we'd had this when we were growing up.


The Beautiful Struggle (Adapted for Young Adults) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984894021
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 12th, 2021

Separate No More: The Long Road to Brown v. Board of Education (Scholastic Focus) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338592832
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Published: Scholastic Focus - January 5th, 2021

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (Empower the Future #1) Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780711245211
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020