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Best Books for Young Adults, Third Edition
Holly Koelling (Editor) for YALSA
Item Number: 978-0-8389-3569-9
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $47.00
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360 pages
7" x 10"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-3569-9
Year Published: 2007
AP Categories: A, E, I

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
  • A recap of the current trends in teen literature as reflected in the past decade of BBYA lists
  • Twenty-seven themed and annotated reproducible booklists, perfect for reader’s advisory with teens, parents, teachers even for collection development
  • 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.

    About the Author
    Holly Koelling, editor of the third edition, is outreach services manager for the King County Library System in Washington. She previously served in management and teen services positions in Colorado and Washington public libraries. Her involvement with ALA’s Young Adult Library Services Association spans more than a decade. She holds her master’s in library science from the University of Texas at Austin.

    The mission of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, is to advocate, promote and strengthen service to young adults as part of the continuum of total library service, and to support those who provide service to this population.

    "Belongs in schools and professional libraries, both large and small." --American Reference Books Annual

    "It is an essential tool for those who work with teens and young adults, and serves as a resource both for collection development and management, and for readers' advisories." --Technicalities

    Praise for previous editions
    A treasure trove for anyone who works with teens and young adult literature, this resource will be well-thumbed in readers’ advisory situations and YA collection development.”

    This necessary buy for all public and high school libraries is a welcome addition to young adult services’ literature.”
    --Public Libraries

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