YALSA announces 2003 Selected DVD's and Videos for Young Adults

Contact: Nichole Gilbert



For Immediate Release

February 3, 2003

YALSA announces 2003 Selected DVD's and Videos for Young Adults

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Selected DVD's and Videos for Young Adults committee has chosen 10 videos/DVD's. The selection was made during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

The annual DVD/Video list recognizes productions for technical merit, content and use with and interest to youth ages 12-18. The items were selected, screened and discussed by the committee with input from young adults around the country.

YALSA's 2003 Selected DVD's and Videos for Young Adults 2003 are:

  • "Bloodhag: The Faster You Go Deaf the More Time You Have to Read" 8 minutes 7 seconds. www.Bloodhag.com. 2001. $8.00.
  • "Body Image for Boys" 18 minutes. Films for Humanities & Sciences. 2002. $79.95.
  • "Condition Black" 60 minutes, WNET, 2002.$19.95
  • "Escuela" 53 minutes. Women Make Movies. 2002. $250.00
  • "Reel Grrrls" 17 minutes. 911 Media Arts. 2001. $20.00.
  • "Scouts Honor" 60 minutes. New Day Films. 2001. $95.00.
  • "True Stories" 14 minutes. Filmakers Library. 2002. $99.00.
  • "What Do You Believe?" 50 minutes. New Day Films. 2002. $129.00
  • "When Words Hurt" 22 minutes. Flims for the Humanities & Sciences. 2002. $79.95
  • "Reality Matters Series" 60 minutes. Discovery Channel. 2002. $220.00.

Members of the 2003 committee include: Chair, Josephine Caisse, Bend, Ore.; Shellie Ann Cooke, San Francisco; Amnah Ala'a Darwish, Sacramento, Calif.; Susan E. Dunn, Littleton, Colo.; Sarah I. Flowers, Morgan Hill, Calif.; Mari Hardacre, Cleveland, Ohio; Bonnie Herrage, Parma, Ohio; Annisha Jeffries, Cleveland; Judith Ann Macaluso, Toms River, N.J.; Stewart A. Shaw, Oakland, Calif; Shawn Thrasher, Pasadena, Calif.; Lisa K. Whitley, Mt. Laurel, N.J.; Shauna Yusko, Redmond, Wash.; Consultant, Sue Ellen Beauregard, Chicago; Lisa K. Whitley, administrative assistant, Mt. Laurel, N.J.

The annotated list will appear in the March 15 issue of
Booklist and is available on the YALSA Member's Only Web Site. For more information contact the YALSA Office by phone at 800-545-2433 x 4390 or e-mail,