2002 Top 10
Draper, Sharon M. Darkness Before Dawn, Atheneum
Galvez, Jose. Vatos, Cinco Puntos Press
Hart, Christopher. Manga Mania: How to Draw Japanese Comics, Watson-Guptill
Hip Hop Divas. illus. Crown/Three Rivers Press
Koertge, Ron. The Brimstone Journals, Candlewick
The Mad Gross Book. Ed. by Nick Meglin and John Ficarra, D.C. Comics.
Shaw, Tucker and Fiona Gibb. This Book is About Sex, Alloy
Sones, Sonya. What My Mother Doesn't Know, Simon & Schuster
Thrasher: Insane Terrain. illus. Rizzoli/Universe
Sweep Series. Penguin Putnam/Puffin
v.1: Book of Shadows
v.2: The Coven
v.3: Blood Witch
v.4: Dark Magick
v. 5: Awakening
Members of the YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Committee were: Lora Bruggeman, chair, Downers Grove Public Library (IL); Sallie H. Barringer, Walnut Hills High School (OH); Linda W. Braun, LEO: Librarians & Educators Online (NY); Michelle D. Carnes, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library; Tammy Daubner, Perrysburg, OH; Kimberley Hrivnak, F.O.R. STO-ROX Library (PA); Caryl McKellar, Alachua County Library District (FL); Melanie Rapp-Weiss, Cuyahoga County Public Library (OH); Victor Schill, Fairbanks Branch Library (TX); Henrietta M. Smith, University of South Florida; Cheryl K. Ward, Penney Alumni Library, East Hartford High School (CT); John Sexton, adm. asst., Ashland Branch Library (OR); Gillian Engberg, Booklist consultant.
An annotated list will appear in the March 15 issue of Booklist and the YALSA For Members Only section. For more information, contact the YALSA office by phone at 800-545-2433 x 4390 or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.