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Best Books for Young Adults: 1996
The following is a list of the “Best Books for Young Adults” generated by the American Library Association in 1996.
Adoff, Arnold -- Slow Dance Heart Break Blues
Ayer, Eleanor and others -- Parallel Journeys.
Bearing Witness: Stories of the Holocaust. Ed. by Hazel Rochman and Darlene Z. McCampbell
Begay, Shonto -- Navajo: Voices and Vision across the Mesa.
Blais, Madeleine. In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle.
Boas, Jacob -- We Are Witnesses: The Diaries of Five Teenagers Who Died in the Holocaust.
Bober, Natalie. -- Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution
Brandenburg, Jim -- An American Safari: Adventures on the North American Prairie
Childers, Thomas. Wings of Morning: The Story of the Last American Bomber Shot Down over Germany in World War II.
Clute, John. Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia.
Colman, Penny. Rosie the Riveter
Denenberg, Barry. Voices from Vietnam.
Feelings, Tom. The Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo.
Ford, Michael Thomas. Voices of AIDS.
Frank, Anne. Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition.
Fremon, Celeste. Father Greg & the Homeboys.
Frey, Darcy. The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams.
Giblin, James Cross. When Plague Strikes: The Black Death, Smallpox, AIDS.
Greenberg, Jan and Jordan, Sandra. American Eye: Eleven Artists of the Twentieth Century
Hamilton, Virginia. Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales
Hockenberry, John. Moving Violations
Hopkins, Lee Bennett. Been to Yesterdays: Poems of Life
Hughes, Langston. The Block.
In Search of Color Everywhere: A Collection of African-American Poetry.
Marrin, Albert. Virginia's General: Robert E. Lee and the Civil War.
McKissack, Patricia and McKissack, Frederick. Red-Tail Angels: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II.
Murphy, Jim. The Great Fire
Ousseimi, Maria. Caught in the Crossfire: Growing Up in a War Zone
Pierced by a Ray of Sun. Ed. by Ruth Gordon
Preston, Richard. Hot Zone
Psihoyos, Louie and Knoebber, John. Hunting Dinosaurs
Ryan, Joan. Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters
Thornton, Yvonne S. and Coudert, Jo. Ditchdigger's Daughters: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Story
Tree Is Older Than You Are: A Bilingual Gathering of Poems and Stories from Mexico with Paintings by Mexican Artists
Alder, Elizabeth. King's Shadow
American Eyes: New Asian-American Short Stories for Young Adults
Banks, Russell. Rule of the Bone
Bauer, Joan. Thwonk
Bennet, James. Squared Circle
Block, Francesca Lia. Baby Be-bop
Carter, Alden. Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Christiansen, C. B. I See the Moon
Cofer, Judith Ortiz. An Island like You
Cormier, Robert. In the Middle of the Night
Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
Cushman, Karen. The Midwife's Apprentice
D'Aguiar, Fred. The Longest Memory
Dijk, Lutz van. Damned Strong Love: A True Story of Willi G. and Stefan K. Holt
Draper, Sharon M. Tears of a Tiger
Feintuch, David. Midshipman's Hope
Fraustino, Lisa R. Ash
Galloway, Priscilla. Truly Grim Tales
Garland, Sherry. Indio
Goldman, E. M. Getting Lincoln's Goat
Grant, Cynthia. Mary Wolf
Hobbs, Valerie. How Far Would You Have Gotten If I Hadn't Called You Back?
Hurwin, Davida Wills. A Time for Dancing
Laird, Crista. But Can the Phoenix Sing?
Lester, Julius. Othello
Third and Indiana : A Novel
Tomorrow, When the War Began
Much Ado About Prom Night
Drummers of Jericho
Under the Mermaid Angel
One Bird (Edge Books)
The War of Jenkins' Ear
Last Safe Place On Earth
The Emperor Mage (Immortals)
The Only Alien on the Planet
Dancing Pink Flamingos and Other Stories
Companions of the Night
The Road Home
Like Sisters on the Homefront
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