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 book coverYA 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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YA Nonfiction Genre – Related Book Genres

Middle Grade Book Genre

Juvenile Book Genre

* Juvenile Fiction Definition

* Juvenile Nonfiction Genre

Young Adult Genre

* YA Fiction Genre

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