YALSA names 2010 Fabulous Films for Young Adults

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

Communications Specialist




For Immediate Release

Jan. 20, 2010

BOSTON —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), today announced its 2010 Fabulous Films for Young Adults list. The list identifies a body of films relating to a theme that will appeal to young adults ages 12-18 and is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

The 2010 Fabulous Films for Young Adults offers 31 titles based on the theme “Outside In: Rebellion vs. Conformity.” The list includes films, both fiction and nonfiction, that display teens reacting to the society around them and how they learn to become who they are. The complete list, including annotations, can be found at

“The nominations were gathered through the YALSA Web site and are encouraged by ALA members and the public they serve. We were impressed by the variety and depth of the films suggested,” said Susan Wray, committee chair. “This is the second year of the new charge of selecting films based on a theme, including feature films and documentaries throughout film history. We believe the list is strong, encompassing many different genres with wide appeal to young adults.”

Members of the Fabulous Films for Young Adults Committee are: Susan Wray, Mid-Continent Public Library, Blue Springs, Mo.; Lynn Piper Carpenter, Birmingham (Ala.) Public Library; Susan Conlon, Princeton (N.J.) Public Library; Jane Halsall, McHenry (Ill.) Public Library; Janet Hilbun, University of North Texas College of Information, Denton; Natalie Houston, Orange County (Fla.) Library System; Melanie Metzger, Lone Star College CyFair Branch, Cypress, Texas; Sarah Sogigian, Metrowest Massachusetts Regional Library System, Waltham; Tina Zubak, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Adrienne Butler, Youth Services Consultant, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma City.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos, and audio books for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to
www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800 545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail: