Reality Rules II: A Guide to Teen Nonfiction Reading Interests presents approximately 450 fresh nonfiction titles annotated and organized into genre areas to address the reading interests of today's teens, covering everything from adventure to history, sports, life stories, and how-to.
Authored by a member of the first committee for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, this essential guide will help librarians, teachers, and parents find appealing materials for readers interested in nonfiction. The book offers expert guidance on reading levels and provides a list of fiction readalikes at the end of each chapter. It also identifies award-winning books and spotlights titles that appeal to specific groups, such as adult books that teens will enjoy, and books that are ideal for reluctant readers.
Elizabeth Fraser is a selector for the Calgary Public Library system in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She has been a reviewer for VOYA, School Library Journal, and Canadian Review of Materials. Fraser served on several committees for the American and Canadian Library Association, including the Michael L. Printz Award and the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. She is the recipient of the 2016 YALSA Service to Young Adults Achievement Award.