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Book lists-best books, outstanding books, books of the century-tend to generate heated discussion. But when the American Library Association, in conjunction with the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), publishes a new edition of the classic More Outstanding Books for the College Bound, avid readers everywhere pay attention.

In a newly updated edition covering 45 years of recommended titles-from 1959 to 2004-readers get to identify the most frequently cited titles and explore by genre. More than just a list of outstanding books, this enjoyable, made-for-browsing reference: Acts as a convenient collection development tool for libraries and community organizations, Provides historical context and significance for each title, Serves as an excellent study tool for both young adult and older readers, Engages readers with succinct annotations, Presents a "quick look" graphical representation of the top 23 titles chosen over the lifespan of the lists.

Coming from two of the most trusted sources to list "Outstanding Books," ALA and YALSA, this new edition stands as an authoritative guide. It's filled with concise and accessible information about excellent books. Designed for school library media specialists, YA librarians, and adults working with children and young adults as they prepare for their next educational adventure, it will also appeal to parents, teachers, counselors, and anyone committed to lifelong learning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838935538
  • Publisher: ALA Editions
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,266,167
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface v
Introduction vii
Part 1 Outstanding Books by Genre or Subject
Fiction 4
Poetry 24
Drama 28
Plays 28
Musicals 39
Books about the Theater 41
Art, Architecture, and Photography 46
Biography 51
Dance 71
Film and Television 74
History 76
Humanities 84
Music 95
Science and Technology 99
Social Sciences 107
Other Nonfiction 112
Part 2 Lists by Year, 2004-1959
2004 117
1999 123
1994 130
1991 141
1988 149
1982 158
1976 165
1971 172
1968 181
1967 184
1966 186
1965 188
1963 192
1961 195
1959 197
Part 3 Special Lists
Top Twenty-Four 204
Now/Current 206
A Guidelines for the Outstanding Books for the College Bound Committee 215
B Tips for Using More Outstanding Books for the College Bound 219
C Reading Action Plan 221
D Resources for Further Reading 222
Author Index 223
Title Index
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