Best Fiction for Young Adults2006

Given by Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Other Names: Best Books for Young Adults, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
92 Works 304,023 Books 8,960 Reviews 4.0

The American Library Association's Best Fiction for Young Adults, previously known as Best Books for Young Adults (1966–2010), is a recommendation list of books presented yearly by the YALSA

show more division (Young Adult Library Services Association). It is for "fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18. The purpose of the annual list it to provide librarians and library workers with a resource to use for collection development and readers advisory purposes." In addition there is a "Best of the Best" list of the top 10 titles, made available since 1997.


The list has been published since 1930 when it was founded as "Best Books for Young People". It has undergone several changes of focus and names over the years, including the "Book Selection Committee" (1954), the "Committee for the Selection of Significant Adult Books for Young People" (1963). It became the "Best Books for Young Adults Committee" (BBYA) in 1966 and then "Best Fiction for Young Adults" in 2010.


Before 1973, only "adult books" (as marketed) were eligible. Books marketed for "young adults" have been considered since then and now constitute a majority of the selections. Meanwhile, the marketing category has changed to include more books oriented to older teens. show less

Stages:
All, Selection (3,653), Finalist (1), Top Ten (141)
Years:
All, 2024 (66), 2023 (75), 2022 (88), 2021 (85), 2020 (71), 2019 (69), 2018 (77), 2017 (63), 2016 (64), 2015 (58), 2014 (98), 2013 (102), 2012 (111), 2011 (100), 2010 (90), 2009 (86), 2008 (85), 2007 (81), 2006 (92), 2005 (86), 2004 (84), 2003 (72), 2002 (82), 2001 (76), 2000 (82), 1999 (70), 1998 (84), 1997 (69), 1996 (75), 1995 (75), 1994 (77), 1993 (92), 1992 (68), 1991 (83), 1990 (80), 1988 (68), 1987 (78), 1986 (69), 1985 (58), 1984 (51), 1983 (57), 1982 (44), 1981 (44), 1980 (40), 1979 (45), 1978 (43), 1977 (47), 1976 (35), 1975 (39), 1974 (35), 1973 (30), 1972 (25), 1971 (30), 1970 (32), 1969 (22), 1968 (23), 1967 (25), 1966 (26)
Announced:
February 14: Top Ten2024 Recent
February 14: Selection2024 Recent

Selection 92

WorkYear
The Diary of Pelly D by L. J. Adlington2006
Come Back to Afghanistan: A California Teenager's Story by Said Hyder Akbar2006
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti2006
Spacer and Rat by Margaret Bechard2006
Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie by Holly Black2006
Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America by Karen Blumenthal2006
Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl by Tonya Bolden2006
Rebel Angels by Libba Bray2006
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac2006
Upstate by Kalisha Buckhanon2006
Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci2006
Lovesick by Jake Coburn2006
Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings2006
Bodies From the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii by James M. Deem2006
The Last Apprentice: Curse of the Bane by Joseph Delaney2006
Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle2006
Guinea Pig Scientists: Bold Self-Experimenters in Science and Medicine (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12) by Leslie Dendy2006
The Plot: The Secret Story of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion by Will Eisner2006
Invisible Allies: Microbes that Shape Our Lives by Jeanette Farrell2006
Bang! by Sharon Flake2006
Zap: A Play by Paul Fleischman2006
Our Eleanor: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt's Remarkable Life by Candace Fleming2006
Wrecked by E. R. Frank2006
Understanding the Holy Land: Answering questions about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by Mitch Frank2006
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman2006
As Simple As Snow by Gregory Galloway2006
Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth by James Cross Giblin2006
Looking for Alaska by John Green2006
Where I Want to Be by Adele Griffin2006
Dark Sons by Nikki Grimes2006
The Witch's Boy by Michael Gruber2006
Siberia by Ann Halam2006
Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf by Sonya Hartnett2006
Invisible by Pete Hautman2006
The Minister's Daughter by Julie Hearn2006
Flush by Carl Hiaasen2006
An Innocent Soldier by Josef Holub2006
Stained by Jennifer Richard Jacobson2006
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson2006
The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students by Suzanne Jurmain2006
Real Time by Pnina Moed Kass2006
Daisy Kutter: The Last Train by Kazu Kibuishi2006
Heavy Metal And You by Chris Krovatin2006
Black Juice by Margo Lanagan2006
Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier2006
Absolutely, Positively Not... by David LaRochelle2006
Lessons in Taxidermy: A Compendium of Safety and Danger (Punk Planet Books) by Bee Lavender2006
Day of Tears by Julius Lester2006
Are We There Yet? by David Levithan2006
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar2006
Inexcusable by Chris Lynch2006
The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch2006
Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez2006
All Rivers Flow to the Sea by Alison McGhee2006
Every Man for Himself: Ten Original Stories About Being a Guy by Nancy Mercado2006
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer2006
Autobiography of My Dead Brother by Walter Dean Myers2006
Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem by Marilyn Nelson2006
A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson2006
Japan 1945: A U.S. Marine's Photographs From Ground Zero by Joe O'Donnell2006
Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel2006
John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth by Elizabeth Partridge2006
A Room on Lorelei Street by Mary E. Pearson2006
Keeper by Mal Peet2006
Ball Don't Lie by Matt de la Peña2006
Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins2006
Just Like That by Marsha Qualey2006
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan2006
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling2006
Eyes of the Emperor by Graham Salisbury2006
Kipling's Choice by Geert Spillebeen2006
Under the Persimmon Tree by Suzanne Fisher Staples2006
Light Years by Tammar Stein2006
Tiger by Jeff Stone2006
Growing Up in Slavery: Stories of Young Slaves as Told By Themselves by Yuval Taylor2006
Mimus by Lilli Thal2006
Ariel by Grace Tiffany2006
Far Traveler by Rebecca Tingle2006
Red Sea by Diane Tullson2006
Runaways [2003] Volume 1: Pride and Joy by Brian K. Vaughan2006
Runaways: The Complete Collection Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan2006
Stormwitch by Susan Vaught2006
Black and White by Paul Volponi2006
Superman: Birthright by Mark Waid2006
Full Service by Will Weaver2006
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld2006
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld2006
Sandpiper by Ellen Wittlinger2006
Poison by Chris Wooding2006
A Thief in the House of Memory by Tim Wynne-Jones2006
When I was a Soldier by Valérie Zenatti2006
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak2006

Descriptions

The American Library Association's Best Fiction for Young Adults, previously known as Best Books for Young Adults (1966–2010), is a recommendation list of books presented yearly by the YALSA division (Young Adult Library Services Association). It is for "fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18. The purpose of the annual list it to provide librarians and library workers with a resource to use for collection development and readers advisory purposes." In addition there is a "Best of the Best" list of the top 10 titles, made available since 1997.


The list has been published since 1930 when it was founded as "Best Books for Young People". It has undergone several changes of focus and names over the years, including the "Book Selection Committee" (1954), the "Committee for the Selection of Significant Adult Books for Young People" (1963). It became the "Best Books for Young Adults Committee" (BBYA) in 1966 and then "Best Fiction for Young Adults" in 2010.


Before 1973, only "adult books" (as marketed) were eligible. Books marketed for "young adults" have been considered since then and now constitute a majority of the selections. Meanwhile, the marketing category has changed to include more books oriented to older teens.

(English, Wikipedia)
URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALA_Best_Fiction_for_Young_Adults

From the American Library Association's young adult library services. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The annual lists comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction that reflects the diversity of the teen experience, nonfiction that brings to teens an awareness of the world they live in and its history, and fantastical stories told in both narrative and graphic formats.

The year listing skipped 1989 in the ALA Best Books for Young Adults Second Edition publication, although some authors such as Gary Paulsen listed as having a 1990 Best Books in the publication will credit the same book as a 1989 Best Books on various websites. There appears to be no official explanation for this.

The list was replaced by YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults starting in 2011.

(English, Member-written)
Replaced ALA Best Books for Young Adults starting in 2011. (English, Member-written)

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