The Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Committee is developing a list of recommended reading parents and teens can agree on: "Books that Don't Make You Blush: No Dirty Laundry Here." The booklist will feature fiction and nonfiction that is wholesome in nature, as well as popular.
"As librarians, we see teens and parents every week looking for books that are free of swearing and sex but are still interesting and relevant," said Committee Chair Walter Mayes. "One of our goals is to make sure our patrons are aware of the wide range of books available for every reader, particularly those who may not be interested in some of the edgier new releases. There are so many options for engaging young adults in reading that fits their interests and needs."Visit the YALSA site for more information.