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Adolescents at Risk: A Guide to Fiction and Nonfiction for Young Adults, Parents and Professionals

This annotated list of books is for use with or to be read by teenagers in the following areas: growing up, alienation and identity; youth with disabilities; homosexuality; divorced and single parents; adopted and disorders; alcohol and drugs; poverty; dropouts and delinquency; teenage pregnancy; aids; death and dying; and stress and suicide.
 
Adoption Literature for Children and Young Adults
This is annotated bibliography of children's and young adult's literature deals with the subject of adoption and includes extensive indexes.
 
Authors and Artists for Young Adults
A reference series that is designed to serve the needs of middle school, junior high, and high school students interested in creative artists and authors. The format is entertaining, informative and understandable to young adult readers. It was designed to bridge the gap between Something About the Author, (created for children) and Contemporary Authors, (intended for older students and adults).

Best Books for Young Adult Readers, Grades 7-12

This book contains a list of adolescent literature sources in a myriad of annotated entries divided into 68 subject areas.
 
Best Books for Young Adults
Brief annotations of the best books for young adults as selected annually by the Young Adult Library Services Association Committee at the American Library Association are provided. The indexing includes books by author, books by year and a general index.

Best Books for Young Teen Readers: Grades 7-10
This is an annotated list of books for the teen reader divided into 59 categories.

Best Science and Technology Reference Books for Young People
This reference includes indexes, listings of reference books in physical, applied and natural sciences for readers from elementary school age to young adults.

Best Years of Their Lives: A Resource Guide for Teenagers in Crisis
This book presents a selective guide to nonfiction, accompanied by an assortment of related fiction and video tapes, that can give adolescents, ages 12 to 18, a better understanding of what growing up in a rapidly changing world is all about. The subjects dealt with are of concern to most teenagers-sexuality, peer pressure, stress, and etc. All annotations contain bibliographic information, content description, and evaluative comments. Excellent source for anyone who works with young people.
 
Books by African-American Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults
This annotated bibliography of books written and/or illustrated by Afro-Americans was written for children and young adults and also includes art and illustrations catalogs.
 
Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High
This is an annotated bibliography of both fiction and nonfiction books of interest to high school students. The list covers books published from 1994-96 and is divided into 40 categories. Author, title and subject indexes are also included.
 
Characters in Young Adult Literature
This book is arranged alphabetically by author, with an additional character/title index and the characters listed in Characters in Children's Literature. This comprehensive work includes discussions of over 2,000 characters from 232 literary works by 148 authors.
 
Guides to Collection Development for Children and Young Adults
An excellent annotated bibliography, this book covers many subject areas, plus multiculturalism, reference books, careers and vocational guidance, audiovisual materials, free and inexpensive materials. It also includes an annotated bibliography of computer technology, including Internet and online services, as well as software.
 
Literature for Science and Mathematics
Included here is an annotated bibliography of science and mathematics books from elementary to high school students. Also included are resources for teachers and suggestions for using literature selections in the classroom.

Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults
This eight-volume set includes a selection of sketches from Something About the Author. Each volume contains a full list of the authors and illustrators included in the set with cross references.
 
Masterplots II Juvenile and Young Adult Literature Series
This set includes: Juvenile and Young Adult Fiction series and the Juvenile and Young Adult Biography series. It also includes poetry collections, plays, short-story collections, and books on art, history, sociology, and science for young readers.

More Rip-Roaring Reads for Reluctant Teen Readers
This book contains a list of entries of books for teen readers. Each entry contains author information, a plot summary, and suggestions and exercises for using the book as a teaching tool.
 
More Teens' Favorite Books: Young Adults' Choices, 1993-1995
The lists included in this publication first appeared in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy that is published by the International Reading Association.

Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults
Included here is an annotated list of multicultural literature for use with adolescents from young children through teenagers. The entries are grouped into a number of subjects including fiction, concept books, picture books, poems, folklore, biography, history, the arts, and contemporary issues.

Multicolored Mirror: Cultural Substance in Literature for Children and Young Adults
This volume offers excellent bibliographies of children and young adult literature relating to ethnic groups, minorities and ethnology in the United States. There is also a listing of literature written by American minority authors. The selections offered here are based on the Multicolored Mirror Children's Literature Conference held April 5-6, 1991.
 
Nonfiction for Young Adults: From Delight to Wisdom
The authors present the literary qualities of nonfiction and discuss its importance for young adults. They discuss issues relating to information books: reading interests of teenagers, criteria for evaluation, and the role of the librarian and/or teacher in bringing readers together with books in their area of interest.
 
Rip-roaring Reads for Reluctant Teen Readers
This book is a teacher's dream come true. It includes forty contemporary, spellbinding books written by forty outstanding authors. The authors have given ideas and information on each book in all of the following areas: genres and themes, readability and interest levels, reviews, author information, plot summary, introduction to the book, booktalks, book report activities, bookmarks, and other suggested activities. There are five indexes: genre, curricular, theme, authors and title.

Something About The Author: Facts and Pictures About Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People
This ongoing reference series examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults. The information includes: personal, address, career, awards and honors, writings, adaptations, work in progress, sidelights, and references for further reading. Extensive illustrations and photographs are also included.

Using Literature to Help Troubled Teenagers Cope with Health Issues
This series includes information on how to implement literature in the rehabilitation of teenagers with physical and/or mental health issues.

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