YALSA names 2012 Fabulous Films for Young Adults

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/24/2012

Contact:

Jaclyn Finneke
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
jfinneke@ala.org

DALLAS — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2012 Fabulous Films for Young Adults list. The list identifies a body of films relating to a theme that will appeal to young adults ages 12-18 and is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

The 2012 Fabulous Films for Young Adults offers 25 titles based on the theme “Song and Dance.” The list includes films, both fiction and nonfiction, that showcase varying genres of music and dance from around the world. The complete list, including annotations, can be found at www.ala.org/yalsa/fabfilms.

The committee strived to select films that would reach a variety of teens,” said Sarah Sogigian, committee chair. “More than 100 titles were nominated, and we believe the list best reflects the most outstanding films that support our theme. The committee is especially pleased to have selected titles that will enhance library collections as well as support young adult programming.”

Members of the Fabulous Films for Young Adults Committee are: Sarah Sogigian, chair, Massachusetts Library System, Marlborough, Mass.; Amy Anderson, King County Library System, Bellevue (Wash.) Library; Sarah Chaar, Kansas City (Kan.) Library; Kim Christofferson, Garden Grove (Calif.) Regional Library; Molly Collins, Burlington (Mass.) Public Library; Jennifer Longee, Durham (N.C.) Academy Middle School; Nicola McDonald, Brooklyn Public Library; Andrea Sowers, Joliet (Ill.) Public Library; and Sarah Bean Thompson, The Library Center, Springfield, Mo.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audiobooks for teens.  For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail: yalsa@ala.org.