Thursday, January 13, 2011
What did they do, flip a coin?
ALA has posted the 2011 Notables and Best Fiction for Young Adults list. I had to laugh when I looked at the latter--YALSA got rid of its supposedly ungainly Best Books for Young Adults list last year to focus on narrower lists this year, but what did we get? A YA-fiction-only list that, with 99 titles, is longer than last year's all-comers list of 90. And just how selective is it when more than half of the nominated titles (191 in all) were chosen?