Wednesday, January 25, 2006

YALSA Announces Best Books for Young Adults

Clicking on the title of this post, or here, will take you to the complete list of the 2006 Best Books for Young Adults. Like the literary awards I posted yesterday, this list is selected by members of YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference. The books selected for the list "meet the criteria of both good quality material and reading appeal for teens," and teens were given the opportunity to discuss with the committee what their favorite books of the year were. Here are the top ten:

BBYA 2006 Top Ten

Come Back to Afghanistan: A California Teenager's Story, by Said Hyder Akbar and Susan Burton

Upstate, by Kalisha Buckhanon

Looking for Alaska, by John Green

Inexcusable, by Chris Lynch

Twilight: A Novel, by Stephenie Meyer

Runaways: Volume 1, by Brian K. Vaughan

Peeps, by Scott Westerfeld

Poison, by Chris Wooding

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