Outstanding Books for the College Bound

The books on this list offer opportunities to discover new ideas, and provide an introduction to the fascinating variety of subjects within an academic discipline. Readers will gain an understanding of our diverse world and build a foundation to deepen their response to that world.

A YALSA committee of public, secondary school, and academic librarians selectes the list.  Revised every five years as a tool for several audiences (students preparing for college, educators, librarians, and parents) it offers opportunities for independent reading and lifelong learning. Use it to round out your reading as you prepare for college entrance exams and courses, to strengthen your knowledge in a variety of subject areas and enhance appreciation for different cultures and times.

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outstanding books for the college boundOutstanding Books for the College Bound: Titles and Programs for a New Generation

Edited by Angela Carstensen
ALA Editions, 2011

This completely revamped guide lists over 400 books deemed outstanding for the college bound by YALSA. This indispensable resource includes annotated lists and a variety of indexes for easy searching.  The title is available in print or as an e-book.  2011.  176 pages.   ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8570-0.  $45ALA/YALSA members, $50 all others.  Visit www.alastore.ala.org to purchase.