Non-Fiction for Teens

The Shadow of the Fallen Towers by Don Brown

We’ve been working to make it easier for our teen readers to find the non-fiction books they enjoy! Now, at both the Aurora and the Dillsboro Public Libraries, there are special collections of non-fiction books written especially for a teen audience. You’ll find a wide variety of topics in these collections – history, crafts, biographies, poetry, social issues, science, and much more. Teen non-fiction even includes some books written in a graphic novel format!

We’ll be adding more books to these areas, so make sure you let us know about your reading preferences. Or, if you want to let us know anonymously, look for the paper surveys in the Teen areas.

Here are a few selections in some of the categories.

History

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming

Crafts

The DIY Guide to Tie Dye Style by Welker and Spendlove Print Workshop by Christine Schmidt Rip It by Elissa Meyrich

Science

Phieas Gage by John Fleischman  The Race to Save the Lord God Bird by Phillip Hoose  The Secret of the Yellow Death by Suzanne Jurmain

Social Issues

Teen Guide to Student Activism by Stuart Kallen  Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community by Robin Stevenson  Parkland Speaks edited by Sarah Lerner

Of course, these books are great for adults, too! I’ve found them to be very readable, and they often provide me with just the right amount of information on a subject.

Happy Reading!