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2 Serving both masters Every year the YALSA’s best books and its quick picks committee compile lists of the “best” titles but few titles make both lists these are titles which serve both the master of popularity and quality; titles which reluctant readers will find not only accessible, but also so well written they’ll want to keep on reading here are fiction titles from the past ten years that appeared on both lists

3 Serving both masters Anderson, Laurie Halse Speak. Atkins, Catherine. When Jeff Comes Home. Bauer, Cat. Harley Like A Person. Bauer, Joan. Rules Of The Road. Bechard, Margaret. Hanging On To Max. Cabot, Meg. Princess Diaries. Cart, Michael (Editor). Love And Sex Cart, Michael (Editor). Tomorrowland Chbosky, Stephen. Perks Of Being A Wallflower.

4 Serving both masters Cormier, Robert. N The Middle Of The Night. Dessen, Sarah. Keeping The Moon. Dessen, Sarah. Someone Like You. Draper, Sharon. Forged By Fire. Flake, Sharon. The Skin I'm In. Flake, Sharon. Who Am I Without Him? Flinn, Alex. Nothing to Lose Flinn, Alex. Breathing Underwater.

5 Serving both masters Frank, E R, America. Gallo, Donald (Editor). No Easy Answers. Giles, Gail. Shattering Glass. Grimes, Nikki. Bronx Masquerade. Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs Dunphrey. Hazel Rochman (Editor). Leaving Home Stories. Hesser, Terry Spencer. Kissing Doorknobs. Koertge, Ronald. Stoner & Spaz.

6 Serving both masters Lubar, David, Hidden Talents. Lynch, Chris Slot Machine Mcnamee, Graham. Hate You. Nelson Blake. Rock Star, Superstar. Myers, Walter Dean 145th Street Short Stories Myers, Walter Dean, Monster Myers, Walter Dean. Slam! Ortiz Cofer, Judith. Island Like You

7 Serving both masters Peters, Julie Anne. Define 'Normal' A Novel. Powell, Randy. Dean Duffy. Rennison, Louise, Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging Confessions Of Georgia Nicolson Sachar, Louis. Holes. Sones, Sonya. What My Mother Doesn't Know. Soto, Gary. Buried Onions. Strasser, Todd. Can’t Get There From Here Stratton, Allan. Leslie's Journal.

8 Serving both masters Thomas, Rob. Doing Time. Thomas, Rob. Rats Saw God. Trueman, Terry. Stuck In Neutral. Wallace, Rich. Playing Without. Wallace, Rich. Wrestling Sturbridge Williams-Garcia, Rita. Like Sisters On The Homefront. Wittlinger, Ellen. Hard Love. Woodson, Jacqueline. Behind You..

9 2005 Top Titles BBYA Amateau, Gigi. Claiming Georgia Tate. Candlewick, $ ( ). Anderson, Laurie Halse. Prom. Penguin Group USA/Viking, $ ( ). Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow. Scholastic Nonfiction, $ ( ).

10 2005 Top Titles BBYA Castellucci, Cecil. Boy Proof. Candlewick, $ ( ). Cirrone, Dorian. Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You. HarperCollins, $ ( X). Cohn, Rachel. Shrimp. Simon & Schuster, $ ( ).

11 2005 Top Titles BBYA Flake, Sharon G. Bang! Hyperion/Jump at the Sun, $ ( ). Flinn, Alex. Fade to Black. HarperCollins/HarperTempest, $ ( ). Green, John. Looking for Alaska. Penguin Group USA/Dutton, $ ( ).

12 2005 Top Titles BBYA Hautman, Pete. Invisible. Simon & Schuster, $ ( ). Hearn, Julie. The Minister's Daughter. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, $ ( ). Hiaasen, Carl. Flush. Random House/Alfred A. Knopf, $ ( ).

13 2005 Top Titles BBYA Koertge, Ron. Boy Girl Boy. Harcourt Inc., $16. ( ). Koja, Kathe. Talk. Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Frances Foster, $16. ( ). Lester, Julius. Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue. Hyperion/Jump at the Sun, $ ( ).

14 2005 Top Titles BBYA Levithan, David. Are We There Yet? Random House/Alfred A. Knopf, $ ( X). Lubar, David. Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie: A Novel. Penguin Group USA/Dutton, $ ( ). Lynch, Chris. Inexcusable. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, $ ( ).

15 2005 Top Titles BBYA Meyer, Stephanie. Twilight: A Novel. Little, Brown/Megan Tingley, $ ( ). Mosley, Walter. 47. Little, Brown, $ ( ). Nelson, Marilyn. A Wreath for Emmett Till. Houghton Mifflin, $17. ( ).

16 2005 Top Titles BBYA Newman, Leslea. Jailbait. Random House/Delacorte, $ ( ). Partridge, Elizabeth. John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth. Penguin Group USA/Viking, $ ( ). Patterson, James. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Little, Brown, $ ( X).

17 2005 Top Titles BBYA Pearson, Mary E. A Room on Lorelei Street. Henry Holt, $ ( ). Perkins, Lynne Rae. Criss Cross. HarperCollins/Greenwillow, $ ( ). Sittenfeld, Curtis. Prep: A Novel. Random House, $ ( ).

18 2005 Top Titles BBYA Volponi, Paul. Black and White. Penguin Group USA/Viking, $ ( ). Weaver, Will. Full Service. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $17. ( ). Whyman, Matt. Boy Kills Man. HarperCollins/HarperTempest, $ ( ).

19 2005 Top Titles BBYA Wittlinger, Ellen. Sandpiper. Simon & Schuster, $ ( ). Wooding, Chris. Poison. Scholastic/Orchard, $ ( ). Zusak, Markus. I am the Messenger. Random House/Alfred A. Knopf, $ ( ).

20 Date: Thu, 15 Sep :34: (PDT) From: "Amanda Subject: Hi ‘‘ I loved your book’’’ To: My name is Amanda!!! I am 15 years old and I have just finished reading your book "Things Change". It has been the most inspiring thing that I have read in my life!!! See normally I do not enjoy reading but, this book just captured me and sucked me in!!! I have never finished a whole book, but this one I read it in two days flat!!! I have never read a book that related so well to teens today. You were so real when you wrote this book ’’’ I was shocked to find that this was your first book dedicated to teens!!! I only wish that you write more!!! The girl Johanna was so strong it only made feel good about my self!!! I could relate to every single thing in the book and it can only show to others that real things can happen to real people!!!’’’’ And you told it like it was in the book..... I just wrote to tell you that you are now my favorite author!!! And I HOPE that you write many more teen books because I can guarantee you I will the first to get one!!!

21 Walker Books for Young Readers nailed by Patrick Jones (April 2006)

22 A core collection for reluctant readers: a tool box Beers, Kylene. When Kids Can’t Read; What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers Heinemann, A great resource on methods of teaching reading to middle and high school students who lack the ability to read successfully.

23 For more information: Connecting Young Adults and Libraries: A How-To- Do-It Manual, Third Edition By Patrick Jones, Michele Gorman, and Tricia Suellentrop Neal-Schuman, July /2 x pp.

24 Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Patrick Jones Consulting, training, and coaching for providing powerful youth services Author visits


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