Exploring powerful and mature themes such as the Holocaust, the assassination of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., and desegregation, these complex nonfiction texts will challenge advanced readers to look beyond the lens of their own experiences. This list features works from renowned authors like Elie Wiesel and Walter Dean Meyers to more contemporary influencers such as Malala Yousafzai. Use them to present Level Z readers with an opportunity to practice their critical reading skills and within the classroom as a catalyst for discussions around important social and political issues.