2003 Top 10 Best Books

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Draft January 2003

The Best Books for Young Adults committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, has chosen the following books as Top Ten Young Adult Books:

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Catalyst. Penguin Putnam/Viking, $17.99 (0-670-03566-1)

Anderson, M. T. Feed. Candlewick Press, $16.99 (0-7636-1726-1)

Farmer, Nancy. The House of the Scorpion. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum/A Richard Jackson Book, $17.95 (0-689-85222-3)

Frank, E. R. America. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum/A Richard Jackson Book, $18.00 (0-689-84729-7)

Korman, Gordon. Son of the Mob. Hyperion Books for Children, $15.99 (0-7868-0769-5); lib. ed., $15.95 (0-7868-2616-9)

Lawrence, Iain. The Lightkeeper's Daughter. Random House/Delacorte Press, $16.95 (0-385-72925-1); lib. ed., $18.99 (0-385-90062-7)

Moore, Christopher. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal. HarperCollins/William Morrow, $25.95 (0-380-97840-7)

Nelson, Peter. Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis. illus. Random House/Delacorte Press, $15.95 (0-385-72959-6); lib. ed., $17.99 (0-385-90033-3)

Nye, Naomi Shihab. 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East. HarperCollins/Greenwillow, $16.95 (0-06-009765-5); lib. ed., $16.89 (0-06-009766-3)

Partridge, Elizabeth. This Land Was Made For You and Me: The Life & Songs of Woody Guthrie. illus. Penguin Putnam/Viking, $21.99 (0-670-03535-1)