Booklist’s guide to the 1,000 best young adult books since 2000

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/20/2014


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing

American Library Association


CHICAGO — With the explosion in YA publishing, it’s harder than ever to separate good books from the rest. Booklist magazine’s deep and broad coverage of the landscape offers indispensable guidance, and in “Booklist’s 1000 Best Young Adult Books since 2000,” published by ALA Editions, editors Gillian Engberg and Ian Chipman bring together the very best of the best books for young adults published since the start of the 21st century. Drawing on the careful judgment of expert YA librarians, this ideal tool for YA readers’ advisory and collection development:

  • includes a foreword by best-selling YA lit authority Michael Cart, who demonstrates how we have entered a new golden age of books for young adults;
  • collects reviews which showcase the most stimulating contemporary YA titles;
  • features an essay in each genre’s section, presenting an overview and examining relevant trends;
  • indexes selections by author, title, and genre for handy reference.

Booklist is the book review magazine of the American Library Association, considered an essential collection development and readers’ advisory tool by thousands of librarians for more than 100 years. Booklist Online includes a growing archive of 160,000+ reviews available to all Booklist subscribers as well as a wealth of free content offering the latest news and views on books and media.

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