ERIC Number: ED397854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Outstanding Books for the College Bound: Choices for a Generation.
Lewis, Marjorie, Ed.
Since 1959 the Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) Outstanding Books for the College Bound committees have debated and selected both classic and contemporary book titles for recommended reading lists of books for young adults who are planning to continue their education beyond high school. This book presents their cumulative recommendations. Part 1 has a list of over 1,000 books organized by genre with entries including book title, author, publication date, the year(s) the book was selected to be on the Outstanding Books for the College Bound (OBCB) list, and a brief annotation. Part 2 organizes the books by year chosen for inclusion in the OBCB lists, placing the selections in historical context. The selections are a starting point from which young adult readers may cull a personal reading list, teachers may find ideas for expanding their curricula, and parents, recognizing titles they once read, may find bridges of discussion and debate between the generations. Contains author and title indexes. (Author/SWC)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, College Bound Students, College Preparation, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Literary Genres, Literature Appreciation, Reading Material Selection, Selection Tools
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Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Students; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Young Adult Library Services Association, Chicago, IL.