I love nonfiction, but I don't tend to read a lot of YA NF unless it's a memoir, as you mentioned. I loved YES, CHEF, Samuelsson's original book of which this is an adaptation, and I'm excited that it might reach more teens this way. I'm imagining that it might focus more on his apprenticeship and younger years, which were quite fascinating.
Newspapers hold a wealth of learning opportunities for our children. With the proper support from parents, newspapers can help develop creativity, reading skills, and math skills for our young learners. Before you know it, kids will fall in love with nonfiction reading, newspaper style.
Last year when I taught a Grade 2 & 3 class, I made a I might initially share to grow curiosity, introduce new concepts and spread the love of nonfiction picture books.