2009 Nominations: Non-Fiction (MG/YA)

The following books have been nominated in the 2009 Non-Fiction (MG/YA) category:

After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance
by Anne Sibley O’Brien
Nominated by: EM

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream
by Tanya Lee Stone
Candlewick Press
Nominated by: Kate Messner

Amy Tan: Weaver of Asian-American Tales (Authors Teens Love)
by Ann Angel
Nominated by: Amanda Angel

Anne Frank Case: Simon Wiesenthal’s Search for the Truth, The
by Susan Goldman Rubin
Holiday House
Nominated by: kathleen morandini
Reviewed by: ErinExploresYA | Jennie

Before Columbus: The Americas of 1491
by Charles C. Mann
Nominated by: Doret

Cars on Mars: Roving the Red Planet
by Alexandra Siy
Nominated by: Elizabeth Bird

Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith
by Deborah Heiligman
Henry Holt
Nominated by: Deborah Sloan
Reviewed by: ablowers

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer
by James L. Swanson
Nominated by: Tricia
Reviewed by: wellreadchild

Chelsey (Louder Than Words)
by Chelsey Shannon
HCI Teens
Nominated by: Lizzie
Reviewed by: Jennie

Civil Rights Movement: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose Books), The
by Heather Adamson
Capstone Press
Nominated by: Jennifer Glidden
Reviewed by: Jennie

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
by Phillip Hoose
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Nominated by: Elaine
Reviewed by: ablowers | Jennie

Denied, Detained, Deported: Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration
by Ann Bausum
National Geographic Children’s Books
Nominated by: JoAnn Early Macken

Duke Ellington: His Life in Jazz with 21 Activities (For Kids series)
by Stephanie Stein Crease
Chicago Review Press
Nominated by: Becky

Emily (Louder Than Words)
by Emily Smucker
HCI Teens
Nominated by: Sarah
Reviewed by: Jennie

Episodes: My Life as I See It
by Blaze Ginsberg
Roaring Brook
Nominated by: Susan Thomsen
Reviewed by: Jennie

For Liberty: The Story of the Boston Massacre
by Tim Decker
Calkins Creek Books
Nominated by: Colleen Mondor

Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum, The
by Candace Fleming
Schwartz and Wade Books
Nominated by: Torey Yates

Harper Lee (Up Close)
by Kerry Madden
Nominated by: Kurtis Scaletta

Heroes of the Environment: True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet
by Harriet Rohmer
Chronicle Books
Nominated by: Amanda Snow

Hunt!: Can You Survive the Stone Age? (Step Into History)
by Julia Bruce
Nominated by: Corinne Edwards

I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure
by Larry Smith
Nominated by: Erin McIntosh
Reviewed by: ablowers | Jennie

I and I Bob Marley
by Tony Medina
Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Nominated by: Hannah E.
Reviewed by: ablowers | ErinExploresYA | Jennie

If I Had a Hammer: Building Homes and Hope with Habitat for Humanity
by David Rubel
Candlewick Press
Nominated by: Emily Reynolds

Leaving Glorytown: One Boy’s Struggle Under Castro
by Eduardo F. Calcines
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Nominated by: Lazygal

Life in the Wild: George Schaller’s Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts, A
by Pamela S. Turner
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Nominated by: Mary Ann Scheuer

Lucy Long Ago: Uncovering the Mystery of Where We Came From
by Catherine Thimmesh
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Nominated by: Vicki Palmquist
Reviewed by: ErinExploresYA

Marching For Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don’t You Grow Weary
by Elizabeth Partridge
Nominated by: Jen Lehmann
Reviewed by: Jennie

Mission Control, This is Apollo: The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon
by Andrew Chaikin
Nominated by: Melissa

Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Flash Point
Nominated by: LaTonya
Reviewed by: Jennie

Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, The
by Michael Pollan
Nominated by: Maya McQueen

On the Texas Trail of Cabeza De Vaca
by Peter Lourie
Boyds Mills Press
Nominated by: Lori Calabrese

Other Side: A Teen’s Guide to Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal, The
by Marley Gibson
Nominated by: Kristen Nielsen

Revolutionary War (Battle Box)
by Brown Reference Group
Simon & Schuster
Nominated by: Della

Rock ‘n’ Roll Soldier: A Memoir
by Dean Ellis Kohler
Nominated by: Kathy

Sacred Mountain: Everest
by Christine Taylor-Butler
Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Nominated by: Lisa McCormick
Reviewed by: Jennie

Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia (Scientists in the Field Series)
by Sy Montgomery
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Nominated by: Lita Judge
Reviewed by: ablowers

Say What?: The Weird and Mysterious Journey of the English Language
by Gena K. Gorrell
Nominated by: Erin W.
Reviewed by: Jennie

Story of the New York Jets, The
by Michael E. Goodman
Creative Education
Nominated by: Kim Lingbeck

The Frog Scientist
by Pamela S. Turner
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Nominated by: Laurie Thompson
Reviewed by: ablowers | Chasingray | Jennie

The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust
by Karen Gray Ruelle
Holiday House
Nominated by: kathleen morandini

The Time Book: A Brief History from Lunar Calendars to Atomic Clocks
by Martin Jenkins
Candlewick Press
Nominated by: Emily Reynolds

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Journey to Change the World… One Child at a Time ( The Young Reader’s Edition)
by Greg Mortenson
Nominated by: Katie Makatche
Reviewed by: ErinExploresYA

Vermeer Interviews: Conversations with Seven Works of Art, The
by Bob Raczka
Millbrook Press
Nominated by: Elizabeth Dingmann
Reviewed by: Jennie

Vivian Vande Velde: Author of Fantasy Fiction (Authors Teens Love)
by Candie Moonshower
Nominated by: Genetta Adair

Washington at Valley Forge
by Russell Freedman
Holiday House
Nominated by: Kelly Fineman
Reviewed by: ablowers

We Are the Weather Makers: The History of Climate Change
by Tim Flannery
Candlewick Press
Nominated by: Nicole Deming

Which Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn’t Tell You About Westward Expansion
by Steve Sheinkin
Flash Point
Nominated by: Jennifer Wharton

Wizards and Witches (Fantasy Chronicles)
by Ann Kerns
Lerner Publishing Group
Nominated by: Elizabeth Dingmann

Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland
by Sally M. Walker
Carolrhoda Books
Nominated by: Loree Griffin Burns
Reviewed by: wellreadchild

Years of Dust
by Albert Marrin
Dutton Juvenile
Nominated by: Debbie Nance

Young Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle
by Ruth Ashby
Nominated by: Lesley
Reviewed by: ablowers