Each year after ALA Midwinter is over and all the selection committees have released their lists, I like to compare the list from YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults and YALSA’s Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers list. Usually there are several titles that appear on both.
This year, only three titles appeared on both lists:
- The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
- How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
- Gabi, Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
Congrats to these authors for writing stories with distinguished literary quality and appeal to teens!