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Young Adult Literature: Resources

Young Adult Literature Web Sites  Young Adult Literature Reference Books

Web Sites

ALAN  - Assembly on Literature on Adolescents list selected since from 1974
Alex Award Web Site - Young Adult Library Services list selected since 1998
Best Book for Young Adults-  Young Adult Library Services Association list selected since 1994
Children's Book Council - Non-profit trade publication site with lists of best books.
Carnegie Medal - Presented by Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (Great Britain) since 1936
CLA Young Adult Canadian Book Award -Award selected by the Canadian Library Association since 1980.
Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature  Searchable database by Lisa Bartle, at California State University.
Great Graphic Novels for Teens - Young Adult Library Services Association award list selected since 2007
IRA Children’s and Young Adult’s Book Awards- International Reading Association YA category presented since 1987
Printz Award -Young Adult Library Services Association fiction award presented since 2000
Reading Rants - YA reading lists from Jennifer Hubert Swan
YALSA Book Awards and Lists - You need to fill out a questionnaire to access YALSA's awards and reading lists

Reference Books

General Reference Books
Best Books for High School Readers: Grades 9-12.LMCRef Z1037 .G4816 2009
Best Books for Middle and Junior High Readers: Grade 6-9. LMCRef Z1037 .G482 2009
Best Books for Young Adults. LMCRef Z 1037 .C34 2007
Cyclopedia of Young Adult Authors LMCRef PS 490 C93 2005
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog. LMCRef Z 1037 W765 2005
Popular Series Fiction for Middle School and Teen Readers. LMCRef Z1037 .T4655 2009
Senior High School Library Catalog. LMCRef Z 1037 W77 2004
Senior High Core Collection. LMCRef Z 1037 W77 2007

Black Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults. LMCRef Z1037 .R63 2007
Latina and Latino Voices in Literature: Lives and Works.  LMCRef Z 1229 H57 D3 2003
Many Peoples, One Land: A Guide to New Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults LMCRef PS 173 E8 H44 2001

Subjects/ Genres
Building Character Through Literature: A Guide for Middle School Readers. LMCRef Z1037 J93 2001
Classic Connections: Turning Teens on to Great Literature. LMCRef Z1037.A1 K64 2004
Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens. LMCRef Z 5917 F3 F53 2007
Fantasy Literature for Children and Young Adults: A Comprehensive Guide. LMCRef Z 1037 L97 2005
Gotcha for Guys! Nonfiction Books to Get Boys Excited About Reading. LMCRef Z 1037 .A1 B39 2007
Graphic Novels in Your Media Center. LMCRef Z 692. G7 L94 2004
Hit List for Young Adults 2: Frequently Challenged Books LMCRef Z 1019 L48 2002
High/Low Handbook :Best Books and Web sites for Reluctant Teen Readersl. LMCRef Z 1039.S5 H54 2002
Radical Reads 2: working With the Newest Edgy Titles for Teens. LMCRef Z1037 .B655 2010
Suffragists in Literature for Youth: The Fight for the Vote LMCRef Z 7963 V66 .M67 2006
Teen Genreflecting: A Guide to Reading Interests. LMCRefZ 1232 H47 2003
Teenplots - A Book talk Guide to Use With Readers. Ages 12-18.  LMCRef Z1037 A1 G514 2003

Created by: Cynthia Crosser | Revised: 03/04/2014
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