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Quick and Popular Reads for Teens
Edited by Pam Spencer Holley for YALSA
Item Number: 978-0-8389-3577-4
Publisher: YALSA
Price: $47.00
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232 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-3577-4
Year Published: 2009
AP Categories: A, E

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For more than 10 years YALSA has produced two annual lists, Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults and Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, consisting of recommended reading targeted at young adults who are not avid readers. Quick and Popular Reads for Teens compiles bibliographic information about the books honored by these two selected lists. This one-stop reference source includes:

  • Essays written by young adult experts
  • An introductory chapter for each list explaining the selection criteria
  • Lists of the honored titles including brief annotations, publisher information, and subject/thematic descriptions
  • A chapter on programming and display ideas

  • Make choosing titles for teens fun, quick, and easy with this one-of-a-kind resource!

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    About the Editor

    Pam Spencer Holley is a Past-President of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and noted author in the field of YA librarianship. She is a former school librarian and Coordinator of School Libraries for Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. Holley is also a former chair of Best Books for Young Adults and the 2004 Printz Award.

    Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) YALSA's mission is to advocate, promote and strengthen library service to teens, ages 12-18, as part of the continuum of total library services, and to support those who provide library service to this population.

    “Essential for youth services librarians.”
    --Reference Books Bulletin

    "A great collection-development tool that would help librarians beef up their YA holdings."
    --School Library Journal

    “The selections range from the classic to the immediately contemporary and are guaranteed to appeal to a broad range of young adults.”

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