NonFiction M-Z

Updated May 28, 2024
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Maus : a survivor's tale
Spiegelman, Art.
The definitive edition of the graphic novel acclaimed as "the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust" (Wall Street Journal) and "the first masterpiece in comic book history" (The New Yorker) * PULITZER PRIZE WINNER * One of Variety's "Banned and...

Grades 8-10

Moneyball : the art of winning an unfair game
Lewis, Michael
Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written not only "the single most influential baseball book ever"...

Grades 10+

Most dangerous : Daniel Ellsberg and the secret history of the Vietnam War
Sheinkin, Steve,
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War is New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin's award-winning nonfiction account of an ordinary man who wielded the most dangerous weapon: the truth. "Easily the best study of the...

Grades 10+

Primates : the fearless science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas
Ottaviani, Jim,
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Jim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. These three ground-breaking researchers were all students of the great Louis Leakey, and each made...

Grades 10+

The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women
Moore, Kate
A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts Bestseller! "The glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still." --NPR Books  Discover the gripping and inspiring true story of The Radium Girls, a groundbreaking work by acclaimed author Kate Moore....
Grade 10+
The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women
Moore, Kate (Writer and editor)
A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts Bestseller! "The glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still." --NPR Books  Discover the gripping and inspiring true story of The Radium Girls, a groundbreaking work by acclaimed author Kate Moore....

Grades 10+

Red madness : how a medical mystery changed what we eat
Jarrow, Gail
One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America's South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Award-winning science and history...

Grades 10+

Seabiscuit : an American legend
Hillenbrand, Laura.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken comes a universal underdog story about the horse who came out of nowhere to become a legend. Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular...

Grades 10+

South to America : a journey below the Mason-Dixon to understand the soul of a nation
Perry, Imani,
WINNER OF THE 2022 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "An elegant meditation on the complexities of the American South--and thus of America--by an esteemed daughter of the South and one of the great intellectuals of our time. An inspiration." -...

Grades 8-10

Stitches : a memoir --
Small, David
The prize-winning children's author depicts a childhood from hell in this searing yet redemptive graphic memoir. One day David Small awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he had been transformed into a virtual mute. A vocal cord removed, his throat...

Grades 10+

Symphony for the city of the dead : Dmitri Shostakovich and the siege of Leningrad
Anderson, M. T.
A 2016 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson delivers a brilliant and riveting account of the Siege of Leningrad and the role played by Russian composer Shostakovich and his Leningrad Symphony.

Grades 6-7

The talk : conversations about race, love & truth
Hudson, Wade,
Thirty diverse, award-winning authors and illustrators invite you intotheir homes to witnesstheconversationsthey have withtheir children about race in America today in this powerful call-to-action that invites all families to be anti-racists and advocates for change. "Project s love...

Grades 8-10

Too big to fail : the inside story of how Wall Street and Washington fought to save the financial system from crisis--and lost
Sorkin, Andrew Ross,
Includes a new afterword to mark the 10th anniversary of the financial crisis The brilliantly reported New York Times bestseller that goes behind the scenes of the financial crisis on Wall Street and in Washington to give the definitive account of the crisis, the basis...
Grade 10+
We were eight years in power : an American tragedy
Coates, Ta-Nehisi,
In this "urgently relevant"* collection featuring the landmark essay "The Case for Reparations," the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me "reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath"*--including the election of Donald...

Grades 10+

What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions
Munroe, Randall,
A special 10th anniversary edition of WHAT IF?, the classic million-copy best-seller from the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, featuring new material that asks What If? x 10. This "brilliant" (Rolling Stone) book offers hilarious and informative answers to absurd questions you...
What's the matter with Kansas? : how conservatives won the heart of America
Frank, Thomas,
With a New Afterword by the Author The New York Times bestseller, praised as "hilariously funny . . . the only way to understand why so many Americans have decided to vote against their own economic and political interests" -(Molly Ivins) Hailed as...
Grades 10+
I will always write back : how one letter changed two lives
Alifirenka, Caitlin,
The New York Times bestselling true story of an all-American girl, a boy from Zimbabwe, and the letter that changed both of their lives forever. It started as an assignment. Caitlin had never even heard of Zimbabwe when everyone in her class was told to write...

Grades 6-7


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