ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers

“YALSA has announced its 2006 annual recommended list of Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.” Highlights include: Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States edited by Lori M. Carlson (Henry Holt, 2005)(author interview); Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie by Holly Black (Simon & Schuster, 2005); Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci (Candlewick, 2005)(author interview); The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs, and Me, Ruby Oliver by E. Lockhart (Random House, 2005)(author interview); Twilight: A Novel by Stephanie Meyer (Little Brown, 2005); and Broken China by Lori Aurelia Williams (Simon & Schuster, 2005)(2000 author interview).