9 Great Nonfiction Books for Tweens

by Tom Burns

We live in a weird, wild, and fascinating world. The challenge, however, is getting our kids to read about it.

It’s a strange dilemma. While I completely understand why a young person might prefer to read about a rogue tween wizard as opposed to James K. Polk, the 11th U.S. President, there are just so many nonfiction stories out there that will make their developing jaws drop in awe.

As the adults in their lives, it’s up to us to share with them the best works of nonfiction we can find and show them how a real story will blow their minds. If your tween is only fond of fiction, here are nine truly captivating books that will make them fall in love with its counterpart.