Booklist announces 2001 Top of the List

Contact: Mary Frances Wilkens


ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

January 2002

Booklist announces 2001 Top of the List

Booklist magazine, the review journal of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced its 11th annual Top of the List winners. The eight winning titles were chosen from the annual Editors' Choice selections as the best books and media of 2001.

"This year's Top of the List winners cover the gamut," said Bill Ott,
Booklist editor and publisher. "There's music, art and poetry--as well as a now-infamous novel by Oprah's favorite author."

Selections are featured in the special combined January 1 and 15, 2002, issue of
Booklist, which includes the complete, annotated Editors' Choice lists for adult books, adult books for young adults, books for youth, reference sources and media.

The 2001
Booklist Top of the List winners are:

  • Adult Fiction: "The Corrections," by Jonathan Franzen (Farrar)
  • Adult Nonfiction: "John Adams," by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster)
  • Youth Fiction: "The Other Side of Truth," by Beverly Naidoo (HarperCollins)
  • Youth Nonfiction: "Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art," edited by Jan Greenberg (Abrams)
  • Youth Picture Book: "My Car," written and illustrated by Byron Barton (Greenwillow)
  • Reference Source: "New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians," edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (Grove's)
  • Adult Video: "Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided" (PBS)
  • Youth Video: "The Old Man and the Sea" (Direct Cinema)

Individual copies of the Editors' Choice issue may be purchased for $6 (prepaid) by writing to
Booklist Back Issues, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.