Teen Nonfiction Books

Teen Nonfiction Books


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Jon Van Zyle’s Iditarod Memories: 40th Anniversary Edition of Official Race Art

Stories by: Jona Van Zyle

Art by: Jon Van Zyle (2016)

A celebration of Jon Van Zyle’s annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race posters. Includes posters, lithographs, and stories from the trail.

Iditarod:  One Thousand Miles Across Alaska by Dog Team

Pam Flowers (2023)

Written to coincide with the 40th anniversary of her 1983 Iditarod.  The reader will build a greater understanding of sled dogs, the relationship between coach and athlete and appreciate descriptions of the trail.

Togo and Leonhard Pam Flowers (2020)

This fictional biography is the story of Leonard Seppela and his lead dog, Togo. Amongst their many accomplishments was running the longest leg of the Serum Run.

Woodsong Gary Paulsen (1990)

Gary Paulsen’s experiences as he trains and ultimately runs the Iditarod dogsled race.  Paulsen vividly describes the effects of bone-chilling cold, physical exhaustion, and the spirit of competitiveness that dominates the event.    

EDU Review       

Grades 6 and up

Lexile 1030

Fountas & Pinnell: T

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