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The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents is an independent assembly of NCTE.  For over 30 years teachers, librarians, publishers and teacher-educators have turned to the ALAN review for help finding exciting literature for young adults.  ALAN offers a website filled with support materials as well as subscription information for the ALAN Review, a quarterly publication intended to support the teaching of young adult literature.  You can visit ALAN online at

Arizona State University offers a nationally recognized program in Young Adult Literature with professors who are recognized as leaders in the field.  For more information about the Young Adult Literature program, please visit

Young Adult Lit WebQuests is a website offered by the English Education Department at Arizona State University.  WebQuests allow teachers, students and young adult literature lovers alike to review young adult books including book summaries, links about the themes, events and characters in the books, quiz questions, a rubric, additional teaching suggestions and archetype information.  Please visit

The Book List was compiled by Professor Jean Boreen at Northern Arizona University, based on the original list which was created by John Connors.  The Book List includes hundreds of books written for young adults and is organized alphabetically as well as by genre.  A brief summary for each book is provided as well as a denotation of the appropriate age group for each book.  To review the Book List, please click here: Adliterature1

Teaching Young Adult Literature includes a list of resources to help new and experienced instructors with young adult literature instruction.  Please click here to review these resources. 

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