Nonfiction Books

 2024 Nonfiction Book Nominees

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Video Introduction for the Nonfiction books by Janelle Yoder, Maricopa County Library District

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Ducks Overboard! a True Story of Plastic in Our Oceans by Markus Motum, 2021

Happy Sloth Day by April Pulley Sayre, 2022

Headstrong Hallie: The Story of Hallie Morse Daggett, The First Female "Fire Guard" by Aimee Bissonette, 2021

Nacho's Nachos: the Story Behind the World's Favorite Snack by Sandra Nickel, 2020

Pando: a Living Wonder of Trees by Kate Allen Fox, 2021

Playing at the Border: a Story of Yo-Yo Ma by Joanna Ho, 2021

Sakamoto's Swim Club: How a Teacher Led an Unlikely Team to Victory by Julie Abery, 2021

Snooze-o-Rama: the Strange Ways That Animals Sleep by Maria Birmingham, 2021


This Very Tree:  a Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth by Sean Rubin, 2021


The Water Lady: How Darlene Arviso Helps a Thirsty Navajo Nation by Alice B. McGinty, 2021