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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Free Lunch

Free Lunch

by Rex Ogle

2020 WINNER!

An honest and engrossing account of Ogle’s sixth-grade year and his family’s experience with poverty and its effect on their relationships. Ogle captures the voice and emotion of his sixth-grade self in this powe...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

The Great Nijinsky: God of Dance

The Great Nijinsky - God of Dance

written and illustrated by Lynn Curlee

2020 Finalist

With striking portraits and bold prose, Curlee details the life of the prodigal dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, who, unencumbered by sexuality and gender norms, rapidly ascended to stardom before tragically succu...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

A Light in the Darkness: Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust

A Light in the Darkness

by Albert Marrin

2020 Finalist

A heart-wrenching look at the history of the Warsaw Ghetto, told by comparing the philosophies of Doctor Janusz Korczak, a pediatrician-turned-orphanage-director who championed children’s rights, and Adolf Hitler, a ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II

A Thousand Sisters

by Elizabeth Wein

2020 Finalist

A thrilling, richly detailed account of the regiments of female Russian aviators who fought in World War II as pilots, mechanics, and navigators. Through extensive research, descriptive personal stories, and examples of overc...

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Find in our catalog 2020 Awards - YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults