The Young Adult Library Services Association has announced its choices for 2006 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults. Highlights include…
On the sublist of “Books That Don’t Make You Blush:” Backwater by Joan Bauer (Putnam, 2000)(author bio); Dunk by David Lubar (Clarion, 2002)(sample chapter)(author interview); and Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo by Greg Leitich Smith (Little Brown, 2005)(author interview)(author blog).
On the sublist of “Criminal Elements:” Nothing to Lose by Alex Flinn (HarperCollins, 2004)(author interview); The Last Chance Texaco by Brent Hartinger (HarperCollins, 2004)(author interview)(excerpt); Monster by Walter Dean Myers (HarperTempest, 2001)(excerpt); and See You Down the Road by Kim Ablon Whitney (Laurel Leaf, 2005)(recommendation).
On the sublist of “GLBTQ:” Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan (Knopf, 2005)(excerpt); Keeping You A Secret by Julie Anne Peters (Megan Tingley, 2005)(author interview)(reading group guide); Luna by Julie Anne Peters (Little Brown, 2005)(author interview)(excerpt); Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez (Simon Pulse, 2003)(author interview)(author update); and The House You Pass Along the Way by Jacqueline Woodson (Puffin, 2003).
Congratulations to all those honored, including my husband, author Greg Leitich Smith.