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Demographic projections show that the teenage population in the U.S. will reach an all-time high during this decade. Edited by Joel Shoemaker, a former President of the Young Adult Services Association (YALSA), this groundbreaking series is designed to ensure that public and school librarians have the tools they need to develop and adapt their collections, services, and pr Demographic projections show that the teenage population in the U.S. will reach an all-time high during this decade. Edited by Joel Shoemaker, a former President of the Young Adult Services Association (YALSA), this groundbreaking series is designed to ensure that public and school librarians have the tools they need to develop and adapt their collections, services, and programs to meet the diverse--and ever-changing--needs of young adults. For more than a decade, librarians have been following the recommendations of Patrick Jones, author of "Connecting Young Adults and libraries, to build collections for teens in school and public libraries. Now Jones teams up with English teacher Patricia Taylor and young adult librarian/speculative fiction expert Kirsten Edwards to deliver the definitive core collection. Focusing on titles YA teens would be most likely to own or check out frequently, these experts have selected and annotated over 1,000 titles, including adult and young adult fiction and nonfiction; biographies and personal narratives; graphic novels and illustrated works; underground classics; humor; science fiction/fantasy; Web sites; databases, and other electronic formats. Brief annotations provide insight and identify the primary audience for each book. Core collection entries include call numbers, full bibliographic information, and grade/audience level. Special features include handpicked favorites of YA librarians and authors, an extensive list of young adult "best" lists, and author and title indexes. An accompanying title-checker disk allows librarians to quickly compare catalog holdings to the core collection recommended by these experts.


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Demographic projections show that the teenage population in the U.S. will reach an all-time high during this decade. Edited by Joel Shoemaker, a former President of the Young Adult Services Association (YALSA), this groundbreaking series is designed to ensure that public and school librarians have the tools they need to develop and adapt their collections, services, and pr Demographic projections show that the teenage population in the U.S. will reach an all-time high during this decade. Edited by Joel Shoemaker, a former President of the Young Adult Services Association (YALSA), this groundbreaking series is designed to ensure that public and school librarians have the tools they need to develop and adapt their collections, services, and programs to meet the diverse--and ever-changing--needs of young adults. For more than a decade, librarians have been following the recommendations of Patrick Jones, author of "Connecting Young Adults and libraries, to build collections for teens in school and public libraries. Now Jones teams up with English teacher Patricia Taylor and young adult librarian/speculative fiction expert Kirsten Edwards to deliver the definitive core collection. Focusing on titles YA teens would be most likely to own or check out frequently, these experts have selected and annotated over 1,000 titles, including adult and young adult fiction and nonfiction; biographies and personal narratives; graphic novels and illustrated works; underground classics; humor; science fiction/fantasy; Web sites; databases, and other electronic formats. Brief annotations provide insight and identify the primary audience for each book. Core collection entries include call numbers, full bibliographic information, and grade/audience level. Special features include handpicked favorites of YA librarians and authors, an extensive list of young adult "best" lists, and author and title indexes. An accompanying title-checker disk allows librarians to quickly compare catalog holdings to the core collection recommended by these experts.

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  1. 4 out of 5

    elissa

    This has been helpful in trying to fill in holes in DCPL collections, after YA wasn't bought as its own collection for years. This has been helpful in trying to fill in holes in DCPL collections, after YA wasn't bought as its own collection for years.

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