Book AwardsYALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound 2014

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Works (119)

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow WilsonHistory and Cultures
All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarryArts and Humanities
Almost Perfect by Brian KatcherLiterature and Language Arts
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen YangLiterature and Language Arts
Art That Changed the World by DKArts and Humanities
At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill BrysonHistory and Cultures
Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks by Ben GoldacreScience and Technology
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine BooSocial Sciences
The Big House: Image and Reality of the American Prison by Stephen CoxSocial Sciences
The Big Necessity by Rose GeorgeScience and Technology
Biopunk: DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life by Marcus WohlsenScience and Technology
The Black Count: Napoleon's Rival and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas by Tom ReissHistory and Cultures
Bossypants by Tina FeyArts and Humanities
Boy21 by Matthew QuickArts and Humanities
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James BrownHistory and Cultures
Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe by Mario LivioScience and Technology
The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam by G. Willow WilsonArts and Humanities
Chasing Shadows by Swati AvasthiLiterature and Language Arts
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip HooseHistory and Cultures
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth WeinHistory and Cultures
A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa by Howard W. FrenchHistory and Cultures
The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie StiefvaterLiterature and Language Arts
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam KeanScience and Technology
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. LockhartLiterature and Language Arts
E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation by David BodanisScience and Technology
The Economics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained by Niall KishtainySocial Sciences
The Eyre Affair by Jasper FfordeLiterature and Language Arts
Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China by Leslie T. ChangSocial Sciences
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip PullmanLiterature and Language Arts
Fangirl by Rainbow RowellLiterature and Language Arts
Feynman by Jim OttavianiScience and Technology
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina MarchettaLiterature and Language Arts
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri FinkScience and Technology
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food by Jennifer LeeArts and Humanities
Gay America : Struggle for equality by Linas AlsenasHistory and Cultures
The Ghost with Trembling Wings: Science, Wishful Thinking and the Search for Lost Species by Scott WeidensaulScience and Technology
Girl in Translation by Jean KwokSocial Sciences
Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame by Ty BurrArts and Humanities
Going Bovine by Libba BrayLiterature and Language Arts
The Good Braider by Terry FarishSocial Sciences
Good Poems by Garrison KeillorLiterature and Language Arts
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. KristofSocial Sciences
The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah" by Alan LightArts and Humanities
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by Mike BrownScience and Technology
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren SumaLiterature and Language Arts
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootScience and Technology
Just Like Tomorrow by Faïza GuèneSocial Sciences
Kindred by Octavia E. ButlerLiterature and Language Arts
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam HochschildHistory and Cultures
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick NessScience and Technology
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Scott AndersonHistory and Cultures
League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth by Mark Fainaru-WadaScience and Technology
Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America by Karen BlumenthalArts and Humanities
Little Fish: A Memoir by Ramsey BeyerArts and Humanities
Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science--From the Babylonians to the Maya by Dick TeresiScience and Technology
The Lover's Dictionary by David LevithanLiterature and Language Arts
The Lucy Variations by Sara ZarrArts and Humanities
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning MarableHistory and Cultures
March: Book One by John LewisHistory and Cultures
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael LewisSocial Sciences
Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore by Robin SloanLiterature and Language Arts
Muck City: Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town by Bryan MealerArts and Humanities
My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs by Riley BlackScience and Technology
The New Cool: A Visionary Teacher, His FIRST Robotics Team, and the Ultimate Battle of Smarts by Neal BascombScience and Technology
The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens by Brooke HauserSocial Sciences
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara EhrenreichSocial Sciences
The Night Circus by Erin MorgensternArts and Humanities
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux NelsonLiterature and Language Arts
Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays by Eula BissSocial Sciences
Nothing by Janne TellerLiterature and Language Arts
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara DemickHistory and Cultures
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery by Steve SheinkinHistory and Cultures
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa NewmanLiterature and Language Arts
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes MooreSocial Sciences
The Oxford Project by Peter FeldsteinArts and Humanities
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary RoachScience and Technology
A People's History of the United States by Howard ZinnHistory and Cultures
Philosophy: A Discovery in Comics by Margreet de HeerArts and Humanities
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. KingLiterature and Language Arts
Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka, Volume 1 by Naoki UrasawaScience and Technology
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah BlumScience and Technology
Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History by Denver NicksSocial Sciences
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan CainSocial Sciences
The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II by Iris ChangHistory and Cultures
Rapture Practice by Aaron HartzlerArts and Humanities
Ready For a Brand New Beat: How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America by Mark KurlanskyArts and Humanities
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy KnisleyArts and Humanities
Rookie Yearbook One by Tavi GevinsonArts and Humanities
The Round House by Louise ErdrichSocial Sciences
Salt: A World History by Mark KurlanskyHistory and Cultures
Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime, and Complicity by Ken ArmstrongSocial Sciences
The Scorpio Races by Maggie StiefvaterLiterature and Language Arts
Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill BrysonArts and Humanities
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't by Nate SilverScience and Technology
Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better by Clive ThompsonSocial Sciences
The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda RipleySocial Sciences
Something Like Normal by Trish DollerSocial Sciences
The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerLiterature and Language Arts
Spell It Out: The Curious, Enthralling and Extraordinary Story of English Spelling by David CrystalLiterature and Language Arts
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David QuammenScience and Technology
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative by Austin KleonArts and Humanities
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen BlumenthalScience and Technology
Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy by Emily BazelonSocial Sciences
Theater Geek: The Real Life Drama of a Summer at Stagedoor Manor, the Famous Performing Arts Camp by Mickey RapkinArts and Humanities
This Machine Kills Secrets: How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World's Information by Andy GreenbergScience and Technology
Thrice Told Tales: Three Mice Full of Writing Advice by Catherine LewisLiterature and Language Arts
The Toaster Project: Or a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch by Thomas ThwaitesScience and Technology
Town of evening calm, Country of cherry blossoms by Fumiyo KōnoHistory and Cultures
Triangle: The Fire that Changed America by David Von DrehleHistory and Cultures
Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers by Frank X. WalkerHistory and Cultures
Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCallLiterature and Language Arts
The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University by Kevin RooseArts and Humanities
War Brothers: The Graphic Novel by Sharon E. McKaySocial Sciences
The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic by Allan WolfHistory and Cultures
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy FowlerScience and Technology
Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History by Laurel Thatcher UlrichHistory and Cultures
World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored & Explained by John BowkerArts and Humanities
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy EganHistory and Cultures
Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies by Nell BeramArts and Humanities