Wednesday 6 March 2013

2013 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers

The Quick Picks, presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, lists both fiction and non-fiction titles that young adults, between the ages of 12 and 18, would enjoy reading for pleasure even though they do not normally like to read. 

The 2013 list features 65 titles and 3 series; the committee also selected a top ten list, indicated here by an asterisk.

Here are the youngCanLit titles on the list of


by Norah McClintock
Ocra Book Publishers
The more Finn uncovers, the more questions he has.

Dawn Patrol 
by Jeff Ross
Orca Book Publishers
Will Luca and Esme find Kevin in the waves of Panama?

Way to Go
by Tom Ryan
Orca Book Publishers
Wild child, Lisa, helps Danny come to terms with his love of men and cooking.

*This is Not a Test 
by Courtney Summers
Macmillan/St. Martin’s Griffin
Six teens are trapped inside a school during the zombie apocalypse.

Shallow Grave
by Alex Van Tol
Orca Book Publishers
What happens when you accidentally unleash a dark force?


Seeing Red: The True Story of Blood 
by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Illustrated by Steve Rolston
Annick Press
Everything there is to know about blood.

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