2002 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

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The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readres committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, has chosen the following books as Top Ten Books:

Draft - January 2002

Draper, Sharon M. Darkness Before Dawn, Atheneum
Who can you trust?

Galvez, Jose. Vatos , Cinco Puntos Press
"I am Somebody!"

Hart, Christopher. Manga Mania: How to Draw Japanese Comics , Watson-Guptill
Wanna draw manga? Here's how.

Hip Hop Divas . illus. Crown/Three Rivers Press
Combines a "Hip Hop Herstory" with profiles of the divas from Vibe magazine.

Koertge, Ron. The Brimstone Journals , Candlewick
Branston High School Class of 2001..all are different, but will their lives end the same way?

The Mad Gross Book . Ed. by Nick Meglin and John Ficarra, DC Comics
How grossed out can you get?

Shaw, Tucker and Fiona Gibb. This Book is About Sex , Alloy
Things you wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask.

Sones, Sonya. What My Mother Doesn't Know , Simon & Schuster
Sophie keeps finding Mr. Wrong.

Thrasher: Insane Terrain . illus. Rizzoli/Universe
What's your favorite photo?

Tiernan, Cate. Sweep Series . Penguin Putnam/Puffin
v.1: Book of Shadows
v.2: The Coven
v.3: Blood Witch
v.4: Dark Magick
v. 5: Awakening
When wicca rules your world.

Members of the YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Committee were: Lora Bruggeman, chair, Downers Grove Public Library (IL); Sallie H. Barringer, Walnut Hills High School (OH); Linda W. Braun, LEO: Librarians & Educators Online (NY); Michelle D. Carnes, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library; Tammy Daubner, Perrysburg, OH; Kimberley Hrivnak, F.O.R. STO-ROX Library (PA); Caryl McKellar, Alachua County Library District (FL); Melanie Rapp-Weiss, Cuyahoga County Public Library (OH); Victor Schill, Fairbanks Branch Library (TX); Henrietta M. Smith, University of South Florida; Cheryl K. Ward, Penney Alumni Library, East Hartford High School (CT); John Sexton, adm. asst., Ashland Branch Library (OR); Gillian Engberg, Booklist consultant.