2001 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults announced

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ALA News Release


For Immediate Release


January 2001

2001 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults announced

The Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Committee, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association (ALA), announces its 2001 selections finalized at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, held January 12-17 in Washington, D.C. This year’s committee focused on four subject areas: Paranormal, Cowboys and Pioneers, Laugh Aloud and Poetry.

The committee’s Paranormal list contains 16 works of fiction and non-fiction addressing the supernatural; Cowboys and Pioneers contains 22 books with a Western feel; Laugh Aloud comprises 25 fiction titles that range from a snicker to a guffaw; and the Poetry list contains 22 wildly variant works, including collections, single-author works and how-tos.

Bill Stack, committee chair, was enthusiastic about the selections. “I am very pleased with the quality of the titles chosen and the variety of the styles and authors represented.”

The members of the 2000 – 2001 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults committee are: Sarah Dentan, co-chair, Berkeley, Calif.; Stack, co-chair, Queens, N.Y.; Emily Dagg, Seattle, Wash.; Rhonda Roth Glazier, Emporia, Kan; Shari L. Johnson, Pearl River, N.Y.; Brenda S. Kilmer, Miami, Fla.; Eileen M. Kuhl, Baltimore, Md.; Barbra Meisenheimer, Vancouver, Wash.; Michael G. Pawuk, Brooklyn, Ohio; Nancy Reich, Los Angeles, Calif.; Gail A. Richmond, San Diego, Calif.; Dawn M. Rutherford, Bellvue, Wash.; Tricia A. Suellentrop, Kansas City, Mo.; Sally M. Thompson, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Reed Williams, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Susan Raboy, administrative assistant, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The 2001 Popular Paperbacks lists are available in two formats. Author, title, and bibliographic information can be found online at
www.ala.org/yalsa. Lists with this information, as well as annotations, can be found on the “for-members-only” section of this Web site. In addition, the 2001 Popular Paperbacks will be available in the
2001 ALA’s Guide to Best Reading.