Urban Middle School Library Media Center

Looking for a good book? Try one of these:
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Newbery Award Books - The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. - Newbery list

YALSA Booklist - Young Adult Library Services Association - The Ultimate Teen Bookshelf

2011 Best of the Best
2012 Best of the Best Challenge

YALSA's 2011 Best of the Best

Best Books for Young Adults - These books, selected by the Young Adult Services Association of the the American Library Association, are recommended for ages 12-18.  They meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.  The winning titles comprise an extremely diverse list that includes verse novels, graphic novels, fantasy, realistic fiction, comedy, historical fiction, and of course nonfiction.

2012 Best Fiction
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Outstanding Books for the College Bound -Updated every five years, this comprehensive list provides reading recommendations to students who plan to continue their education beyond high school.
    2009 College Bound Booklist