Zest Books Intro

Zest Books is an award-winning leader in young adult nonfiction, publishing smart and edgy books on entertainment, history, science, health, humor, and practical life advice since 2006. We publish books that get to the reality of young adult life, rather than the glossy dream world that often dominates pop culture. Additionally, our "True Stories" books and graphic memoirs offer unique insights into the many different ways that we now come of age.

Our books are attractively designed, well researched, smart, and easy to read (and they make great gifts for friends). We have some of the best writers in the country working with us, in addition to a great Teen Advisory Board that alerts us to new trends and helps to rein in our own peculiar obsessions (the Backstreet Boys, the Muppets, pogs, etc.). So whether you're looking for a better way to cope with stress, some new ideas about options after high school, or just want to use pop culture to become a more interesting human being, we've got what you?re looking for. (And if we don't, get in touch and let us know!)

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UnSlut

Emily Lindin

LastoftheGiants

Last of the Giants

Jeff Campbell

Fightlikeagirl

Fight Like a Girl

Laura Barcella

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Tomboy

Liz Prince

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Regine’s Book

Regine Stokke

GRAPHIC NOVELS

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Prison Island

Colleen Frakes

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Tomboy

Liz Prince

Little-Fish

Little Fish

Ramsey Beyer

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HISTORY

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Factory Girls

Christine Seifert

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March of the Suffragettes

Zachary Michael Jack

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Last of the Giants

Jeff Campbell

Eureka

Eureka!

John Grant

VotesofConfidence

Votes of Confidence

Jeff Fleischer

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SCIENCE

Eureka

Eureka!

John Grant

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Scared Stiff

Sara Latta

Daisy to the Rescue

Daisy to the Rescue

Jeff Campbell

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The Next Big Thing

Richard Faulk

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Debunk It!

John Grant

More SCIENCE

TRUE STORIES

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Factory Girls

Christine Seifert

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Sonia Sotomayor

Sylvia Mendoza

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UnSlut

Emily Lindin

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Prison Island

Colleen Frakes

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Tomboy

Liz Prince

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