2021 Texas Topaz List Announced
The world of nonfiction is our world. Nonfiction books show our pain, our struggles, our successes and inventions – revealing parts of history long left shrouded, giving us glimpses into our future.
In nonfiction, the historical becomes personal, and the personal becomes something to be shared with others.
We have the Topaz list divided into titles for adults, and titles for youth. Among the books for children are Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person Ever to Run a Marathon by Simran Jeet Singh, an inspirational story of perseverance. And both children and their parents will be interested in Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe by Vivian Kirkfield, illustrated by Alleanna Harris.
Librarians on the selection committee chose the titles from among hundreds of nominations.
Find the adult list here.
Find the children’s list here.
The complete list is here. Enjoy!