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Best Books for Young Adults by Holly Koelling
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Koelling, H. (2007). Best books for young adults. Chicago: American Library Association.

Citation created by: Tom Shaw

Call Number: Z1037 .C34 2007

Description: This book provides age and grade level appropriate reading lists for both the librarian and high school student.

Content/Scope: Twenty-seven themed and annotated reproducible booklists are included. The lists span 40 years of young adult literature.

Accuracy/Authority: This book has received mostly positive reviews by reputable review sources.

Arrangement/Presentation: Chapters of the lists are organized as follows: Current trends in teen
publishing and best books for young adults -- Themed lists -- Best books for young adults selections,
1966-2006 -- The books by author -- The books by year -- The best of the best from the 2005
Preconference -- Ten years of BBYA top tens, 1997-2006.

Timeliness/Permanence: This reference book was published in 2007, so its content and relevance will change in the future. New hard copy editions become available regularly and updates will be necessary.

Cost: $46.00

Rational for Selection: This handy reference book is a valuable resource to students, librarians and teachers. English teachers can use it to develop effective reading lists for each school year.

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