In the continuing trend of bringing popular adult fiction and nonfiction titles to young readers (or time-challenged adult readers, in some cases), here we share a number of recent and forthcoming books for all ages, including adaptations of works by a prominent politician, an NFL champion, and a Holocaust survivor.

The Children of Willesden Lane: A True Story of Hope and Survival During World War II

By Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen (Little, Brown, Mar. 23, paperback, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-316-55488-6).

Grammy-nominated pianist Golabeck shares the story of her mother’s escape from World War II Vienna through the Kindertransport, thanks to her musical talent. 

Man’s Search for Meaning

By Viktor E. Frankl (Beacon Press, Apr. 4, paperback, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8070-6799-4).

Frankl’s influential Holocaust memoir is included alongside photographs, letters, and excerpts from his writing on psychology, providing context for younger readers.    

Orphan Train Girl

By Christina Baker Kline (HarperCollins, May 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244594-0).

This young readers’ edition of Kline’s bestselling novel Orphan Train stars a young foster child who forges an unexpected connection with an elderly woman.

Chasing Space

By Leland Melvin (HarperCollins/Amistad, May 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266592-8).

This memoir recounts Melvin’s career change after an injury ended his stint as a NFL player and he suited up as an astronaut with NASA.

A Storm Too Soon: A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80 Foot Seas

By Michael J. Tougias (Macmillan/Square Fish, May 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-281-3).

This middle grade adaptation tells the story of four members of the Coast Guard who rescued shipwreck survivors in extreme conditions. Tougias is also the author of The Finest Hours, which was adapted into film by Disney.

Forward: My Story

By Abby Wambach (HarperCollins, May 30, paperback, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245793-6).

The soccer forward and U.S. Women’s national team captain shares her story of growing up to become a World Cup champion, adapted for middle grade readers. 

Far from the Tree

By Andrew Solomon (S&S, Jul. 25, hardcover $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4090-5).

The young adult edition of Solomon’s National Book Critics Circle Award winner explores the extreme differences between parents and their exceptional children.

Finding Gobi: The True Story of One Little Dog’s Big Journey

By Dion Leonard, adapted by Aaron Rosenberg (Thomas Nelson, Aug. 29, 2017, paperback, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7180-7531-6).

The young readers' edition of Leonard’s memoir follows her experiences befriending a stray dog who helps her complete an ultramarathon through the harsh Gobi desert, and whom she eventually adopts. 

Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution

By Bernie Sanders, adapted by Kate Waters (Holt, Aug. 29, 2017, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13890-3).

Drawing on the impetus for his recent work, Our Revolution, former presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator from Vermont crafts a guide to political action for teens.

The Distance Between Us

By Reyna Grande (S&S/Aladdin, Sept. 5, 2017, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6371-3).

This YA adaptation of Grande’s memoir follows her family’s trek from Mexico to the U.S. in search of a better life. 

The Red Bandanna

By Tom Rinaldi (Viking, Sept. 5, 2017, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-425-28762-0).

The true story of an unsung hero of 9/11 is the subject of this teen adaptation of a nonfiction title originally released last year.

Shaken: Young Reader’s Edition

By Tim Tebow, with A.J. Gregory (WaterBrook, Sept. 19, 2017, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-8996-3).

In this memoir adapted for teens, the NFL player talks about his victories, failures, and Christian faith.

Shoe Dog

By Phil Knight (S&S/Wiseman, Sept. 26, 2017, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0118-1).

The founder of the Nike brand adapts his memoir for teens, following his trajectory from high school track star to international athletic gear magnate.

Irena’s Children

By Tilar J. Mazzeo, adapted by Mary Cronk Farrell (S&S/McElderry, Sept. 27, 2017, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4991-5).

Based on the true story of a Polish woman who helped smuggle thousands of children out of the Warsaw ghetto during WWII, this book adapts the 2016 title of the same name for middle grade readers.

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

By Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence, adapted by Thea Feldman (Holt, Oct. 24, 2017, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-309-4).

This middle grade volume based on Anthony’s memoir follows the modern-day adventurer’s efforts at saving a herd of elephants in South Africa.