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The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN) promotes communication and cooperation among all individuals who have a special interest in adolescent literature, presents programs and conferences on this subject, promotes and increases the number of articles and publications devoted to it and integrates the efforts of all those with an interest in this literature.
The Center for Children’s Books (CCB) at the School of Information Sciences is a crossroads for critical inquiry, professional training, and educational outreach related to youth-focused resources, literature, and librarianship. The Center’s mission is to facilitate the creation and dissemination of exemplary and progressive research and scholarship related to all aspects of children’s and young adult literature; media and resources for young (age 0-18) audiences; and youth services librarianship.
The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for whatever reason. The list selects both fiction and nonfiction. Select a link below to view the full annotated Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers lists.
School Library Journal is the premiere publication for librarians and information specialists who work with children and teens. A source of quality journalism and reviews for more than 60 years, SLJ produces award-winning features and news coverage on: literacy, best practices, technology, education policy and other issues of interest to the school library and greater educator community. We evaluate a broad range of resources, from books and digital content to databases, in 6000+ reviews published annually.
This database provides access to all of YALSA's annual selected book and media lists, awards, and honorees. These resources are developed by library staff and educators to support the collection development and readers' advisory work of library staff.
Some 350 books are reviewed in each issue of VOYA, more than 2,200 per year. Formal VOYA reviews are distinguished by the magazine’s unique and valued Q and P rating system where Quality and Popularity are ranked on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). VOYA’s Perfect Tens, books that have received a 5Q and a 5P in the past year, are compiled in each February issue. In addition to the regular review section, several columns feature reviews and recommendations of books and other materials in several categories: graphic novels and manga; science fiction; audiobooks; movies and DVDs, and more. VOYA’s digital edition, available free to print subscribers and as a digital-only subscription, provides a fully searchable version of the magazine, including all advertisements and announcements.