2002 Top 10 Best Books for Young Adults


The Best Books for Young Adults committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, has chosen the following books as Top Ten Young Adult Books:

Brashares, Ann.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. 2001. Delacorte, $14.95 (0-385-72933-2)

Cormier, Robert.
The Rag and Bone Shop. 2001. Delacorte, $15.95 (0-385-72962-6).

Crutcher, Chris.
Whale Talk. 2001. HarperCollins, $16.95 (0-06-029369-1).

Flinn, Alex.
Breathing Underwater. 2001. HarperCollins, $15.95 (0-06-029198-2).

Jenkins, A. M..
Damage. 2001. HarperCollins, $15.95 (0-0602-9099-4).

Mosher, Richard.
Zazoo. 2001. Houghton Mifflin, $16.00 (0-618-13534-0).

Nix, Garth.
Lirael. 2001. HarperCollins, $16.95 (0-06-027823-4).

Taylor, Mildred.
The Land. 2001. Penguin Putnam, $17.99 (0-8037-1950-7).

Williams-Garcia, Rita.
Every Time a Rainbow Dies. 2001. William Morrow, $15.95 (0-688-16245-2).

Wolff, Virginia Euwer.
True Believer. 2001. Atheneum, $17.00 (0-689-82827-6).

Committee members were: Donna McMillen, Chair, Fairwood Library, King County Library System, Renton,WA; Nicolas Buron, Queens Borough Public Library, New York, NY; Margaret Butzler, Bethel Park Public Library, Bethel Park, PA; Nicole Cooke, Montclair, NJ; Valerie Diamond, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD; Cynthia Dobrez, Harbor Lights School, Holland, MI; Donna Gilliland, University of Saint Thomas, Keffer Library, Minneapolis, MN; Nancy Maltby Henkel, Maple Valley Library, King County Library System, Maple Valley, WA; Diana Tixler Herald, Grand Junction, CO; Jan Hoberecht, Newton, KS; Andrea Howe, Albuquerque Academy Library, Albuquerque, NM; Susan Hunter, Riverside Middle School, Springfield, VT; Betsy Levine, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA; Diane Monnier, Bethesda Regional Library, Bethesda, MD; Cindy Welch, Harold Washington Library, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL; Stephanie Zvirin, Consultant, American Library Association, Chicago, IL; Angelina Benedetti, Administrative Assistant, King County Library System, Issaquah, WA.