Best Books for Young Adults

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Holly Koelling
American Library Association, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 346 pages
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Best Books for Young Adults is back and better than ever! The new third edition continues to be the most comprehensive and effective reference for great reading for young adults, including 40 years of best YA books plus background on the history, committee procedures, and current issues facing the BBYA Committee. It includes a recap of the current trends in teen literature as reflected in the past decade of BBYA lists. There are twenty seven themed and annotated reproducible booklists, perfect for reader's advisory with teens, parents, teachers even for collection development. It has indexed, annotated lists extending back to 1966.Teen service librarians in public and school libraries, along with parents, and middle and high school English teachers, will welcome this fully updated third edition, featuring a thought-provoking foreword from Betty Carter, YA services luminary and editor of the first two editions of BBYA.

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User Review  - davidloertscher - LibraryThing

If the Best Books for Young Adults list is available on line each year from YALSA, then why compile a combined list from 2000-2006? The answer is that the collection is much much more than just a ... Read full review

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Young minds are very impressionable, and are relatively easy to nudge in positive or negative directions. Not all parents are responsible, but in general parents should not allow librarians, even as highly regarded a librarian as Ms. Koelling, to be the final arbiter of what literature is most appropriate for teenagers.  


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About the author (2007)

HOLLY KOELLING is Young Adult/Reference Librarian, Bothell Regional Library, King County Library System, Washington, and a reviewer for Booklist, among other professional journals.

Betty Carter is a therapist specializing in family therapy and is the founder of the Family Institute of Westchester in 1977.

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