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Outstanding books for the college bound : choices for a generation

Format: Print Book 1996
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Noncirculating (2)
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CLP - Beechview Children's Professional Collection j Z1039.C65 O9 1996
Location  CLP - Beechview
Collection  Children's Professional Collection
Call Number  j Z1039.C65 O9 1996
CLP - Squirrel Hill Reference r Z1039.C65 O9 1996
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Reference
Call Number  r Z1039.C65 O9 1996
Containing lists of recommended books for reading to prepare for college, this book has two sections. Section one divides the books into different genres, with a brief note for each, and section two offers a chronological listing, giving snapshots in history, and the evolution of the selections.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "What makes a book outstanding? Who says so? Who are the college bound? Many of these issues are discussed in the YA Talk feature "Loose Canon" [BKL S 1 96] about what belongs in a high-school library. Here editor Lewis points out that there are no rigid answers to these questions and no fixed canon. The latest edition of this authoritative, widely used bibliography brings together all the books chosen between 1959 and 1994 by the specially appointed YALSA committees. More than 1,000 books are arranged by genre (the arts, biography, fiction, nonfiction, now/current, and poetry), with brief reader annotations; they are then arranged by year of appearance on the list (just author and title here). Almost all are adult titles. The book begins with a fascinating chart of the 36 books that made the most repeat appearances: Pride and Prejudice, The Great Gatsby, Cry, the Beloved Country, and Huck Finn top the list. The design is clear and spacious, making this an accessible tool for readers' advisory service and for YAs and adults to search through on their own. --Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series ALA editions
Subjects College students -- United States -- Books and reading.
Best books.
Publisher Chicago :American Library Association,1996
Contributors Lewis, Marjorie.
Young Adult Library Services Association.
Language English
Notes Includes indexes.
Description xv, 217 pages ; 25 cm.
ISBN 0838934560 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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