Carstensen, Angela. Outstanding Books for the College Bound: Titles and Programs for a New Generation. Chicago: ALA, 2011. 028.535 Outst ISBN 978-0-8389-8570-0
Connecting teens to books they’ll truly enjoy is the aim of every young adult librarian, and the completely revamped guide Outstanding Books for the College Bound will give teen services staff the leg up they need to make it happen. Listing over 400 books deemed outstanding for the college bound by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), this indispensable resource:
- Examines how the previous lists in the series were developed, and explains the book s new layout
- Features engaging, helpful book descriptions useful for readers advisory
Offers programming tips and other ideas for ways the lists can be used at schools and public libraries
- Includes indexes searchable by topic, year, title, and author
More than simply a vital collection development tool, this book can help librarians help young adults grow into the kind of independent readers and thinkers who will flourish at college.