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www.ala.org/yalsa/

What: The website for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), part of the American Library Association.

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Best Points: Parts of this site are aimed at librarians and professionals, but it also has plenty of resources for teens and their teachers or parents.

The "2002 selected lists" offer a number of reading recommendations for young adults, ranging from the prestigious Printz award winners to various YALSA lists, including suggestions for reluctant readers and the college bound, and popular paperbacks.

"Young Adult Sites" take browsers to teens' own top picks, online forums for young adults, and numerous book reviews by students. Visitors to the site are encouraged to contribute.

The "Teen Read Week" section offers resources for YALSA's annual October week promoting young-adult literacy. It's full of more lists, as well tips to encourage teens to read more.

What you should know: Certain parts of the YALSA site are accessible only to members.


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