Read- and Listen-Alikes Supporting the Fabulous Films for Young Adults 2012 List
by the Fabulous Films for Young Adults Committee
The following article appears in the Spring 2012 issue of Young Adult Library Services.
YALSA’s Fabulous Films for Young Adults 2012 list has been announced! The 2012 theme was “Song and Dance,” and over the ten-month nomination period, committee members, fellow librarians, YALSA members, and teens nominated more than one hundred titles. The committee was pleased and surprised to see that nominators found many ways to interpret our theme, and we selected the best of the best films that would appeal to young adults ages 12–18. The committee is especially pleased to have selected titles that will enhance library collections as well as support young adult programming.
Our committee’s function is to annually select films especially significant to young adults from those currently available for purchase. The committee is then charged to prepare one annotated list, based on the chosen theme, of at least ten and no more than twenty-five recommended titles. The Fabulous Films for Young Adults list is tangible evidence that YALSA believes moving images play an important role in the life of a young adult.
Some titles present beloved tales, while others take on social issues that span the past and present. Still other films offer fun, catchy songs and conversations that will have you singing and quoting your way through the stacks.
To support our list, the committee has created a list of read/listen alikes that will enhance your collection and programming.