Contact: Nichole Gilbert
For Immediate Release
April 11, 2006                                                 


YALSA recommends books for young adults who enjoy 'Gossip Girl' series


CHICAGO -The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced a list of books to recommend to teens, both avid and reluctant readers, who are looking for books like Cecily von Ziegesar's "Gossip Girl" series. 


"The books on this list are perfect for when your readers have finished with every "Gossip Girl" title in your library and are clamoring for another book like the Gossip Girl," said YALSA President Pam Spencer Holley.

The booklist was compiled by YALSA's Booklist Task Force: chair, Sarah Dentan, Cambridgeshire County Library Service, United Kingdom; Cathy Andronik, Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, Conn.; Patricia Foster, Salt Lake (Utah) County Library System; Marilyn Heath, Greer (S.C.) Middle School; Gayle Keresey, Roland-Grise Middle School in Wilmington, N.C.; Melissa Moore, Union University, Jackson, Tenn.; Mary Peterson, Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; and Maria Scinto, St. Anne's Day School, Annapolis, Md.

For nearly 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  For more information contact the YALSA office at 800-545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail 


YALSA recommends books for young adults who enjoy 'Gossip Girls' series