Young Adult Nonfiction

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Call Me Bill

By (artist) Lynette Richards
Introduction by Emily Burton

A gorgeously illustrated historical graphic novel based on a real person who, defying gender expectations, left home in search of adventure and a more authentic life.

It was April 1, 1873. In the middle of the night, Sarah Jane spotted flares off the coast of her island home. ... Read more

Career Rookie

By Sarah Vermunt

 

A shot of encouragement, a kick in the ass, and a loving push for young people who have no idea what they want or how to get it

Career Rookie is a book for every grad, student, and 20-something who feels lost, overwhelmed, and anxious. It tackles the emotional and logistical ... Read more

Chuck Farris and the Tower of Darkness

By Lois H Gresh & Danny Gresh

Written by an 11-year-old boy and his mom, this adventure is about Chuck Farris, a young video game aficionado who turns into a real-life superhero.

Funny Gyal

By Angeline Jackson
With Susan McClelland
Foreword by Diana King

“Instead of remaining silent, she chose to speak out … That’s the power of one person. ” — Barack Obama
The inspiring story of Angeline Jackson, who stood up to Jamaica’s oppression of queer youth to demand recognition and justice.

When Angeline Jackson was a child, ... Read more

Hands for Language

By Uma Menon

In this versatile collection, a fifteen-year-old American girl of color takes us on a surprising journey as she explores the currently urgent issues of transnationalism, migration, language, family, and culture. Beautiful and inspiring, these remarkably mature and thoughtful ... Read more

My Left Skate

By Anna Rosner

Based on extensive interviews, My Left Skate: The Extraordinary Story of Eliezer Sherbatov is a first-person biography of a teenager who had it all on the hockey rink: guts, drive, and exceptional talent. When a freak accident leaves him with a permanent disability and no feeling ... Read more

My Life in a Kwagu'l Big House

By Diane Jacobson

Honey Jacobson considered herself lucky to live in the last semi-traditional big house of the Kwagu'ł people: a four-storey house filled with a loving extended family of cousins, uncles, aunts and the patriarch and matriarch of the household, Grandpa Moses and Granny Axu. While ... Read more

My Life with the Salmon

By Diane Jacobson

Diane "Honey" Jacobson's latest book is an important comment about First Nations efforts to save the salmon and her personal youthful journey to find meaning and a sense of place in life. Like the style in her first book My Life in a Kwagu'l Big House, Diane's style in My Life ... Read more

Sweetest Thing You Can Sing, The

By C.K. Kelly Martin

Losing weight over the summer gains Serena some popularity, but it also means discovering first-hand the pains of being a fifteen-year-old girl in a world that both sexualizes and shames young women. After narrowly avoiding exploitation in a short-lived relationship, Serena ... Read more

The In-Between

By Marcus Youssef

Lily has always felt in-between. She looks Vietnamese but thinks of herself as white – her parents adopted her from an orphanage in Vietnam. Her parents both have good jobs, but her best friend Brit is always super broke. When Karim – a guy she’s liked for a long time ... Read more