YALSA to announce first list of “Best Fiction for Young Adults” in 2011

YALSA (the American Library Association division for service to young adults) will publish a list of “Best Fiction for Young Adult” in 2011.  According to YALSA’s website:

YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee presents fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18. The purpose of the annual list it to provide librarians and library workers with a resource to use for collection development and reader’s advisory purposes. (http://www.ala.org/yalsa/bfya)

I reviewed the list of nominations and was surprised by many titles, satisfied by most nominees, and proud that 11 of them have been reviewed on this blog (in fact, one I predicted would be a Printz Award finalist).  As soon as the list is published, I will post about it.

Until then, take the poll in the right margin to let us know which books reviewed here you’d like to see on the final list!

The poll is closed.  Do any of the results surprise you?

Results of the poll:
Which of these nominees, reviewed in this blog, has to be on the Best Fiction for Young Adults list?

  1. Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins) 51%
  2. I Am Number Four (Pittacus Lore) 26%
  3. Finnikin of the Rock (Melina Marchetta) 18%
  4. Ship Breaker (Paolo Bacigalupi) 16%
  5. Jane (April Lindner) 16%
  6. Half Brother (Kenneth Oppel) 12%
  7. The Prince of Mist (Carlos Ruiz Zafon) 12%
  8. Will Grayson, Will Grayson (John Green & David Levithan) 8%
  9. As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth (Lynn Rae Perkins) 4%
  10. The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin (Josh Berk) 3%
  11. Countdown: The Sixties Trilogy, Book One (Deborah Wiles) 1%

Meanwhile, stay tuned for information about all of the ALA Youth Media Awards to be announced at the Midwinter Convention in San Diego on January 10, 2011!


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