A Core Collection for Young Adults, Second Edition

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$82.00
ALA Member: 
$ 73.80
Item Number: 
978-1-55570-692-0
Publisher: 
ALA Neal-Schuman
Pages: 
447
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • Reviews

Along with material that spans the gamut of fiction and non-fiction subgenres, from action and adventure to fantasy to history to science-fiction, author Rollie James Welch includes a number of innovative new sections dedicated to more specific interests, like supernatural beings, edgier “almost-street” literature, coming-of-age tales, graphic novels, religious-themed fiction and new classics.

Each title includes full bibliographic information along with an annotation that provides a brief plot and character summary, an audience recommendation, and content advisories. A companion CD-ROM offers titles and lists in various formats (Excel, Word) to facilitate easy collection maintenance, selection, and acquisition.

Novice and veteran librarians alike will find this to be the ultimate go-to-source for YA collection development.

"A must-have for all libraries that serve a teenage population, this title is an invaluable reference resource for collection development as well as for providing quality readers' advisory services to young adults." 

--Public Libraries
"Includes nearly 900 main entry titles, plus more than 500 other titles listed within those entries ... The annotations include both descriptive and critical information ... This high quality resource is definitely recommended." 
--Christian Library Journal
"Welch retains graphic and nonfiction, but expands fiction into eleven genres ... This change makes Welch's edition immediately more useful for readers' advisory and easier to read ... libraries are advised ... to supplement the first edition with this edition."
--YALS
"The book is a wide-reaching resource that introduces literature with appeal to young adults to an audience new to library work with teens."
--VOYA
"Citations to reviews from Booklist, School Library Journal, VOYA, and Kirkus are included with each of 1,386 title entries ... the subject breakdown provides an interesting and practical list of titles for collections that might be lacking in one area or another ... 'Top 10' lists from various ALA committees and the inclusion of several years' worth of award winners help to give the volume an overall refined execution."
--School Library Journal
"This is an extremely valuable tool for young-adult school or public librarians. Recommended."
--Library Media Connection
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