The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists

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The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists. Nancy J. Keane. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2006. 312p. $35 (ISBN 1-59158-333-0).

Do you hear the question, "are there any good books I can read in this library?" or, "can you get me a funny book?" multiple times during the day? If so, then The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists by Nancy Keane will be an invaluable resource for you.

The one hundred lists included in this book were created with the assistance of secondary school teachers, public librarians, and participants in professional e-mail discussion lists. Every title included in the book was in print as of 2005. The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists includes both fiction and nonfiction titles. For even more convenience, it is divided by age levels. "Books for Ages 12-15" can be used for all ages and are not necessarily restricted to use with younger teens. Books that are intended for ages fourteen and up are labeled "Books for older teens. …