Someone on one of the Ning’s I belong to mentioned the YA Bookshelf Project being done by YALSA so I decided to explore it more. On the YALSA wiki they are compiling a list of books that would appeal to a broad range of 12-18 year olds. They explain that it isn’t just a “best of” list, but rather aiming to be more all-encompassing. A list that has something for everyone.
The list, found here, has many books that I haven’t heard of, and every book that I thought of to add was already on there. I like that the include a section for non-fiction as there are plenty of non-fiction books out there written for young adults.
I think that I will perhaps refer back to this list as I grow my classroom library!