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1 YALSA BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS, 2002 Fiction Books Available at Your AHS Media Center Presented by: Ms. Colleen Mills Williams, Media Specialist Apalachee High School 940 Haymon Morris Road Winder, GA 30680

2 YALSA BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS, 2002 Fiction Books Available at Your AHS Media Center “…. I wanted to voice the experiences of many migrant families from the past and the present. Their courage, the hope and the dreams that they have for their children and their children's children are an inspiration. In a sense, those values that they embody are the values that we say are part of the American story.” __Francisco Jim e nez Breaking Through __by Francisco Jimenez Follow-up to The Circuit Breaking Through

3 YALSA BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS, 2002 Fiction Books Available at Your AHS Media Center Breathing Underwater __by Alex Flinn After Nick's girlfriend has a restraining order issued against him, he is forced to come to grips with his anger and low self-esteem. Breathing Underwater

4 YALSA BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS, 2002 Fiction Books Available at Your AHS Media Center Crazy Loco __by David Rice Terrific tales of Chicano life in small town Texas. An authentic voice resonating in stories that reverberate with truth, pain, and humor. Crazy Loco

5 YALSA BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS, 2002 Fiction Books Available at Your AHS Media Center Treasure At The Heart OF The Tanglewood __by Meredith Ann Pierce Only Hannah knows the truth: there's no treasure in the Tanglewood, just the powerful wizard she has served ever since she can remember. Treasure At The Heart Of The Tanglewood

6 YALSA BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS, 2002 Fiction Books Available at Your AHS Media Center Razzle __by Ellen Wittlinger Razzle When his retired parents buy a group of tourist cabins on Cape Cod, Fifteen-year-old Kenyon’s days are filled with repair work until he becomes friends with an eccentric girl and makes her the subject of a series of photographs.

7 YALSA BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS, 2002 Fiction Books Available at Your AHS Media Center Sights __by Susanna Vance Sights Despite years of abuse at the hands of her drunken father, Baby Girl has always believed that she was special, partly because of her “gift” of seeing the future, until she and her mother set out to begin a new life on their own.

8 YALSA BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS, 2002 Fiction Books Available at Your AHS Media Center Fighting Ruben Wolfe __by Markus Zusak Fighting Ruben Wolfe Partly because of their family’s poor finances and partly to prove themselves, brothers Ruben and Cameron take jobs as fighters and find themselves reacting very differently in the boxing ring.

9 YALSA BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS, 2002 Fiction Books Available at Your AHS Media Center The Brimstone Journals __by Ron Koertge The Brimstone Journals In a series of short interconnected poems, students at a high school nicknamed Brimstone reveal the violence existing and growing in their lives.

10 YALSA BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS, 2002 Fiction Books Available at Your AHS Media Center Amandine __by Adele Griffin Amandine Her first week at school, shy, plain Delia befriends Amandine, not anticipating the dangerous turns their friendship would take.

11 YALSA BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS, 2002 Fiction Books Available at Your AHS Media Center Boston Jane: An Adventure __by Jennifer Holm Boston Jane: An Adventure Schooled in the lessons of etiquette for young ladies of 1854, Miss Jane Peck of Philadelphia finds little use for manners during her long sea voyage to the Pacific Northwest and while living among the American traders and Chinook Indians of Washington Territory.

12 YALSA BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS, 2002 Fiction Books Available at Your AHS Media Center Cut __by Patricia McCormick Cut While confined to a mental hospital thirteen-year-old Callie slowly comes to understand some of the reasons behind her self-mutilation, and gradually starts to get better.

13 YALSA BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS, 2002 Fiction Books Available at Your AHS Media Center Touching Spirit Bear __by Ben Mikaelsen Touching Spirit Bear After his anger erupts into violence, fifteen year-old Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the Native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.

14 YALSA BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS, 2002 Fiction Books Available at Your AHS Media Center On The Fringe __edited by Donald R. Gallo On The Fringe A collection of eleven stories by various authors that explore the experiences of social outsiders in high school.

15 YALSA BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS, 2002 Fiction Books Available at Your AHS Media Center The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents __by Terry Pratchett The Amazing Maurice A talking cat, intelligent rats, and a strange boy cooperate in a Pied Piper scam until they try to con the wrong town and are confronted by a deadly evil rat king.

16 YALSA BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS, 2002 Fiction Books Available at Your AHS Media Center Summers At Castle Auburn __by Sharon Shinn Summers At Castle Auburn Corie, the illegitimate daughter of a royal lord, looks forward to her summers at Castle Auburn, but as she gets older, she realizes she is being groomed for a political marriage, and becomes aware of the enslavement of the magical Aliora people, and decides to risk all to follow her heart.

17 YALSA BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS, 2002 Fiction Books Available at Your AHS Media Center The End Presented by: Ms. Colleen Mills Williams, Media Specialist Apalachee High School 940 Haymon Morris Road Winder, GA 30680


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