Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

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

Tiernan, Cate.
Sweep Series. Penguin Putnam/Puffin

Book of Shadows

The Coven

Blood Witch

Dark Magick

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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,