Great Young Adult Nonfiction

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In this episode, Kim and Alice dive into some great young adult nonfiction reads and consider true stories connected to current events like Harry and Meghan’s royal visit to Australia and debates about immigration.

This episode is sponsored by Bibliophile from Chronicle Books and Democracy Hacked by Martin Moore.

Follow Up

In The Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

New Books

All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

Silicon Valley: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of the Valley by Cary McClelland

Let It Bang: A Young Black Man’s Reluctant Odyssey into Guns by R.J. Young

In Pursuit: The Hunt for the Beltway Snipers by David Reichenbaugh

Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood by Rose George

The King and the Catholics: England, Ireland, and the Fight for Religious Freedom, 1780-1829 by Antonia Fraser

Weekly Theme: YA Nonfiction

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers Hardcover by Deborah Heiligman

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women, ed. By Mary Beth Leatherdale and Lisa Charleyboy

Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lita Judge

Being Jazz: My Life As a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings

Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America, edited by Amy Reed

Current Events Reads

American Princess: The Love Story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry by Leslie Carroll

Tomorrow Will be Different by Sarah McBride

Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration by Ana Raquel Minian

Reading Now

How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Zinblatt (via Barack Obama’s current reading recommendations)

The Evangelicals by Frances Fitzgerald