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."