Resource Type: Books: Non-Fiction

Below is a collection of our recommended non-fiction books for readers at middle school level and above. You can find non-fiction illustrated books for children in our Picture Books collection.

Why Unions Matter

Book — Non-fiction. By Michael D. Yates. 2009. 240 pages.
An introduction to the history and role of unions in the United States.
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Willa Cather: A Biography

Book — Non-fiction. By Milton Meltzer. 2008. 160 pages.
An account of Willa Cather's accomplishments and personality written for upper elementary/middle school readers.
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Yes! We Are Latinos!

Book — Non-fiction. By Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. Pictures by David Diaz. 2013. 96 pages.
Book that features the rich diversity of the Latino and Latina experience in the United States.
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The Young Lords: A Radical History

Book — Non-fiction. By Johanna Fernández. 2020. 480 pages.
Fernandez demonstrates how the Young Lords redefined the character of protest, the color of politics, and the cadence of popular urban culture in the age of great dreams.
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Zapata's Disciple: Essays (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Zapata’s Disciple: Essays

Book — Non-fiction. By Martín Espada. Reprinted in 2016. 160 pages.
Essays and poems attacking social injustice and marginalization.
Teaching Activity by Martín Espada
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