ALA Outstanding Books for the College Bound2009

Given by Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Other Names: YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound, YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound 2014, YALSA's List of Outstanding books for the College Bound
77 Works 566,719 Books 18,861 Reviews 4.0
From the ALA site:

A YALSA Committee of public, secondary school, and academic librarians selectes the list. Revised every five years as a tool for several audiences (students preparing for show more college, educators, librarians, and parents) it offers opportunities for independent reading and lifelong learning. Use it to round out your reading as you prepare for college entrance exams and courses, to strengthen your knowledge in a variety of subject areas and enhance appreciation for different cultures and times.

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/obc
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Categories:
All, Arts & Humanities (12), Arts and Humanities (25), Biography (30), Drama (24), Fiction (40), History (23), History & Cultures (16), History and Cultures (24), Humanities (23), Humanities, 2004; Arts & Humanities, 2009 (1), Literature & Language Arts (40), Literature & Language Arts, 2004; History & Cultures, 2009 (1), Literature and Language Arts (26), Non-fiction (70), Poetry (19), Science & Technology (37), Science & Technology, 2004, Science & Technology, 2009 (1), Science and Technology (25), Social Sciences (62), Social Sciences, 2004; Literature & Language Arts, 2009 (1), [1999], Fiction, 1999 (1), No Category (2)
Years:
All, 2014 (5), 2009 (77), 2004 (112), 1999 (183)
WorkCategoryYear
Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America by Karen Blumenthal
Arts & Humanities2009
World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored & Explained by John Bowker
Arts & Humanities2009
The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
Arts & Humanities2009
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Arts & Humanities2009
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Arts & Humanities2009
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Arts & Humanities2009
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill
Arts & Humanities2009
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life by Steve Martin
Arts & Humanities2009
John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth by Elizabeth Partridge
Arts & Humanities2009
American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China by Matthew Polly
Arts & Humanities2009
The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern by Carol Strickland
Arts & Humanities2009
Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller
Arts & Humanities2009
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
History & Cultures2009
Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
History & Cultures2009
The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
History & Cultures2009
Daniel Half-Human by David Chotjewitz
History & Cultures2009
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
History & Cultures2009
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared M. Diamond
History & Cultures2009
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
History & Cultures2009
What Is the What by Dave Eggers
History & Cultures2009
A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World by Tony Horwitz
History & Cultures2009
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
History & Cultures2009
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
History & Cultures2009
The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation by Gene Roberts
History & Cultures2009
Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
History & Cultures2009
The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
History & Cultures2009
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung
History & Cultures2009
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner
History & Cultures2009
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party by M. T. Anderson
Literature & Language Arts2009
Who the Hell Is Pansy O'Hara?: The Fascinating Stories Behind 50 of the World's Best-Loved Books by Jenny Bond
Literature & Language Arts2009
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron
Literature & Language Arts2009
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Literature & Language Arts2009
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Literature & Language Arts2009
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Literature & Language Arts2009
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
Literature & Language Arts2009
Good Poems by Garrison Keillor
Literature & Language Arts2009
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Literature & Language Arts2009
The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle
Literature & Language Arts2009
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
Literature & Language Arts2009
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Literature & Language Arts2009
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Literature & Language Arts2009
Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
Literature & Language Arts2009
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
Literature & Language Arts2009
Lucky by Alice Sebold
Literature & Language Arts2009
Blankets by Craig Thompson
Literature & Language Arts2009
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Literature & Language Arts2009
God's Debris: A Thought Experiment by Scott Adams
Science & Technology2009
Feed by M. T. Anderson
Science & Technology2009
The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks by Susan Casey
Science & Technology2009
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Science & Technology2009
Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside by Katrina Firlik
Science & Technology2009
The Weather Makers : How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth by Tim Flannery
Science & Technology2009
The Big Necessity by Rose George
Science & Technology2009
The Race to Save the Lord God Bird by Phillip M. Hoose
Science & Technology2009
A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold
Science & Technology2009
The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body by David Macaulay
Science & Technology2009
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau by Bill McKibben
Science & Technology2009
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan
Science & Technology2009
The Wild Trees by Richard Preston
Science & Technology2009
Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science--From the Babylonians to the Maya by Dick Teresi
Science & Technology2009
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom
Social Sciences2009
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
Social Sciences2009
What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles
Social Sciences2009
The Elements of Library Research: What Every Student Needs to Know by Mary W. George
Social Sciences2009
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
Social Sciences2009
Sold by Patricia McCormick
Social Sciences2009
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel
Social Sciences2009
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson
Social Sciences2009
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Social Sciences2009
The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community by Mary Pipher
Social Sciences2009
The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time by Elizabeth Rogers
Social Sciences2009
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David Sheff
Social Sciences2009
Tweak by Nic Sheff
Social Sciences2009
Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill by Jessica Stern
Social Sciences2009
The Devil's Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea
Social Sciences2009
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
Social Sciences2009
Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science by Charles Wheelan
Social Sciences2009

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