YA Nonfiction Genre – What’s the best definition for the YA nonfiction book genre? The YA (young adult) nonfiction genre consists of themes, styles, and plot elements that appeal to a younger reading audience. The subject matter should be of interest to readers age often 12-18 or 16-25. They can be biographies, autobiographies, or any other subject matter that might appeal to targeted audience.
YA nonfiction is written in a spectrum of genres.
Books in the young adult nonfiction genre are often 40-80,000 words in length.
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YA Nonfiction Genre – Examples
Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the YA nonfiction book genre.
1. Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone
2. Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller
3. Bomb: The Race to Buildóand Stealóthe World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
4. Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition by Karen Blumenthal
5. Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
6. Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson
7. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip M. Hoose
8. Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy by Albert Marrin
9. Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
10. Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos
11. How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg
12. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
13. I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure by Rachel Fershleiser
14. Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure by Jim Murphy
15. Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption by Katie J. Davis
16. Manga Messiah by Hidenori Kumai
17. Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip M. Hoose
18. Night by Elie Wiesel
19. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
20. Rapture Practice Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler
21. Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal
22. The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
23. The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll’s History and Her Impact on Us by Tanya Lee Stone
24. The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb
25. Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
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