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EDRL 402: Literature for Young Adults (Bickmore): Nonfiction

Recommended resources and services at the UNLV Teacher Development & Resources Library for students enrolled in EDRL 402: Literature for Young Adults

TDRL Recommendations

Finding Nonfiction Books

There are multiple options for finding YA nonfiction. Start with some of the TDRL staff picks on the left or find more by using the resources listed below. 

Children's and Young Adult Literature Guide

The Children's and Young Adult Literature Guide has booklists which can help you browse recently published nonfiction books. The lists below contain nonfiction titles/categories, but there are many nonfiction books included in other awards/booklists listed on this guide. 

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is used to search for book recommendations by age, format, genre, topic, tone, character type, awards, and more. The following shows one way to search for YA nonfiction books.  Remember! The TDRL doesn't own all the books listed in your NoveList search results; check your public library for books not available at the TDRL. 

Step One: Log into NoveList Plus (use your Ace account if accessing it off campus)


Step Two: Click on Advanced Search under the search bar.


Step 3: Type nonfiction into the search bar and select the Genre field.


Step 4: Use the Refine Results filter to limit to Teen, publication date, or appeal factors.  You can also sort by popularity or publication date.


Step 5: Review your results and check Quick Search for the availability of specific books at the TDRL.

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