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The following titles have been nominated for the 2006 Popular Paperbacks for
Young Adults (PPYA) lists as of September 30, 2005. Up to twenty-five
paperback titles will be chosen for each of the four thematic lists at the
mid-winter meeting of the American Library Association. The four categories
are: BOOKS THAT DON'T MAKE YOU BLUSH, CRIMINAL ELEMENTS, DISEASES &
DISORDERS, and GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and
Questioning).

Nominations can be made by anyone by going to the ALA website. Nominations
close October 31. For more information, please go to
www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/poppaper


Books That Donít Make You Blush

Abbott, Hailey. The Bridesmaid. Delacorte, 2005. $7.95. 0-385-73220-1.

Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women. Signet Classics, 2004. $3.95.
0-451-52930-8.

Alcott, Louisa May. An Old-Fashioned Girl. 1996. Puffin. $5.99.
0-14-037449-3.

Avi and Vail, Rachel. Never Mind!: A twin novel. HarperTrophy, 2005. $5.99.
0-06-054316-7.

Bauer, Joan. Backwater. 2000. Putnam. $6.99. 0-698-11865-0.

Beale, Fleur. I am not Esther . 2004. Hyperion. $6.99. 0-7868-1673-2.

Bruchac, Joseph. The Warriors. Darby Creek, 2003. $4.99. 1-58196-022-0.

Cabot, Meg. All-American Girl. HarperTrophy, 2003. $6.99. 0-06-447277-9.

Cappo, Nan Willard. Cheating Lessons. 2003. Simon Pulse. $4.99.
0-689-86018-8.

Carlson, Melody. It's My Life: Diary of a Teenage Girl. Multnomah Publisher,
2000. $12.99. 1576737357.

Cleary, Beverly. Fifteen. 1996. HarperTrophy. $5.99. 0-380-72804-4.

Ellis, Deborah. Looking for X. Groundwood Books, 2000. $5.95. 0-88899-382-x.

Ferris, Jean. Love Among the Walnuts. 1998. Harcourt. $5.99. 0-14-131099-5.

Fisk, Pauline. Midnight Blue. Bloomsbury, 2005. $6.95. 1-58234-998-3.

Fox, Paula. How many miles to Babylon?  Front Street, 2005. $8.95.
1-932425-39-X.

Hesse, Karen. Aleutian Sparrow. Aladdin Paperbacks, 2005. $5.99.
1-4169-0327-5.

Hilgartner, Beth. Murder for Her Majesty. Houghton Mifflin, 1992. $5.95
0395616190.

Hobbs, Will. Leaving Protection. HarperCollins, 2005. $5.99. 0-380-73312-9.

Karr, Kathleen. The Boxer. Farrar Straus Giroux (Sunburst), 2004. $6.95.
0-374-40886-6.
Kidd, Sue Monk. The Secret Life of Bees. Penguin Books, 2002. $14.00.
0-14-200174-0.

Korman, Gordon. Jake, Reinvented. Hyperion, 2005. $5.99. 0-7868-5697-1.

Lubar, David. Dunk. Clarion Books, 2002. $6.99. 0-618-43909-9.

Matas, Carol. After the War. 1997. Aladdin. $4.99. 0-689-80722-8.

Mazer, Harry. A Boy at War: A novel of Pearl Harbor. 2002. Aladdin. $4.99.
0-689-84160-4.

Oppel, Kenneth. Airborn. 2005. HarperEos. $6.99. 0-06-053182-7.

Pinkwater, Daniel. The Education of Robert Nifkin. Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
$6.99. 0-618-55208-1.

Poetry in Motion: 100 Poems from the Subways and Buses. Ed. by Elise Paschen
and Molly Peacock. W.W. Norton, 1996. $13.95. 0-393-31458-8.

Rabb, M. E. The Rose Queen. Penguin, 2004. $ 6.99. 0-14-250041-0.

Rinaldi, Ann. A Break with Charity: a story of the Salem Witch Trials. 2003.
Guillver Books. $6.95. 0-15-204682-8.

Rinaldi, Ann. The Fifth of March: a story of the Boston Massacre. 2004.
Gulliver Books. $6.95. 0-15-205078-7.

Schindler, Nina. Translated by Rob Barrett. An Order of Amelie, Hold the
Fries. Annick Press, 2004. $8.95. 1-55037-860-0.

Shaw, Tucker. Flavor of the Week. Hyperion , 2005. $5.99. 0-7868-5698-X.

Shusterman, Neal. What Daddy Did. 1993. Harper. $5.99. 0-06-447094-6.

Sturtevant, Katherine. At the Sign of the Star.Farrar Straus Giroux
(Sunburst), 2002. $5.95. 0-374-40458-5.

Takaya, Natsuki. Fruits Basket Vol. 1. Tokyopop, 2004. $9.99.
1-591826-039-8.

Terris, Susan. Nell's Quilt  Farrar Straus Giroux, 1996. $5.95.
0-374-45497-3.

Trottier, Maxine. Sister to the Wolf. Kids Can Press, 2004. $6.95.
1-55337-520-3.

Van Draanen, Wendelin. Flipped. Knopf, 2003. $8.95. 0-375-2544-4.

Voigt, Cynthia. The Runner. Simon Pulse, 2005. $5.99. 0-4169-0341-0.

Weaver, Will. Memory Boy. 2003. HarperTrophy. $5.99. 0-06-440854-x.

Westerfeld, Scott. Uglies. 2005. Simon Pulse. $6.99. 0-689-86538-4.

Whelan, Gloria. A Time to Keep Silent. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers,
1994. $8.00. 0-8028-5255-6.

Wright, Kirby. Punahou Blues : A Hawaiian Novel. Lemon Shark Press, 2005.
$14.95. 0-9741067-1-2.

Wynne-Jones, Tim. The Maestro. Groundwood Books, 2004. $6.95. 0-88899-637-3.

Zeises, Lara M. Contents Under Pressure. Laurel Leaf, 2005. $5.99.
0-440-23787-4.


Criminal Elements

Abagnale, Frank W. with Stan Redding. Catch Me If You Can: The Amazing True
Story of the Youngest and Most Daring Con Man in the History of Fun and
Profit!  2000. Broadway Books. $14.95. 0-7679-0538-5.

Bing, Leon. Do or Die. 1992. Perennial (Reprint edition). $13.00.
0-06-092291-5.

Brooks, Kevin. Martyn Pig. 2003. Scholastic. $6.99. 0-439-50752-9.

Cormier, Robert. Rag and Bone Shop. Laurel Leaf. 2003. $6.50. 0-440-22971-5.

Corrigan, Eireann. Splintering. Push, 2005. $7.99. 0-439-48992-X.

Ewing, Lynne. Drive-By. 1998. HarperCollins. $4.95. 0-06-440649-0.

Ferris, Jean. Bad. 2001. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $5.95. 0-374-40475-5.

Foon, Dennis. Skud. 2004. Groundwood. $6.95. 0-88899-549-0.

Gantos, Jack. Hole in My Life. 2004. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $8.00.
0-374-43089-6.

Hartinger, Brent. Last Chance Texaco. 2005. HarperCollins. $6.99.
0-06-050914-7.

Highsmith, Patricia. The Talented Mr. Ripley. Vintage, 1966. $13.00.
0-679-74229-8.

Hinton, S.E. The Outsiders. Puffin, 1997. $7.99. 0-14-038572-x.

Jacobs, Thomas A. They Broke the Law, You Be the Judge: true cases of teen
crime. 2003. Free Spirit. $15.95. 1-57542-134-8.

McDonell, Nick. Twelve. Grove Press, 2003. $12.00. 0-8021-4012-2.

Mikaelsen, Ben. Touching Spirit Bear. 2002. HarperTrophy. $5.99.
0-380-80560-x.

Myers, Walter Dean. Monster. HarperTempest. $6.99. 0-06-440731-4.

Myers, Walter Dean. Scorpions. 1990. HarperCollins. $5.99. 0-06-447066-0.

Oates, Joyce Carol. Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang. Plume. 1994.
$13.95. 0-452-27231-9.

Oates, Joyce Carol. Freaky Green Eyes. HarperCollins, 2003. $6.99.
0-06-447348-1.

Pullman, Philip. The White Mercedes. Random House, 1997. $4.99.
0-679-88623-0.

Sachar, Louis. Holes. Random House, 2003. $6.50. 0-440-41946-8.


Sanchez, Reymundo. My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King. 2001. Chicago
Review Press. $16.95. 1-55652-427-7.

Shakur, Sanyika. Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member. 2004.
Grove Press. $14.00. 0-8021-4144-7.

Shepard, Jim. Project X: A Novel. 2005. Vintage. $12.00. 1-4000-3348-9.

Sikes, Gini. 8 Ball Chicks: A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangsters.
1998. Anchor. $14.95. 0-385-47432-6.

Soto, Gary. The Afterlife. 2005. Harcourt. $6.95. 0-15-205220-8.

Stapinski, Helene. Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History. 2002.
Random House. $12.95. 0-375-75870-4.

Strasser, Todd. Give A Boy A Gun. Simon & Schuster, 2000. $5.99.
0-689-84893-5.

Vona, Abigail. Bad Girl: Confessions of a Teenage Delinquent. Rugged Land,
2003. $9.95. 1-59-071051-7.

Weber, Lori. Klepto. Lorimer, 2004. $4.99. 1-55028-836-9.

Westerfeld, Scott. Uglies. 2005. Simon Pulse. $6.99. 0-689-86538-4.

Whitney, Kim Ablon. See You Down the Road. 2005. Laurel Leaf. $5.99.
0-440-23809-9.

Williams, Stanley "Tookie" with Barbara Cottman Becnel. Life in Prison.
Illus. by D. Stevens and others. 2001. SeaStar Books. $4.95. 1-58717-094-9.

Wittlinger, Ellen. The Long Night of Leo and Bree. 2003. Simon Pulse. $6.99.
0-689-86335-7.

Diseases and Disorders

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Fever 1793. 2002. Aladdin. 0-689-84891-9.

Armstrong, Lance and Sally Jenkins. It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back
to Life. Penguin, 2001. $14.00. 0-425-17961-3.

Brooks, Geraldine. Year of Wonders. 2002. Penguin. $10.50.  0-14-200143-0.

Brooks, Bruce. Vanishing. HarperTempest, 1999. $6.95. 0-06-447234-5.

Cook, Karin. What Girls Learn:  A Novel. Random House, 1998. $13.00.
978-0-679-76944-6.

Corrigan, Eireann. You Remind Me of You: A Poetry Memoir. 2002. Push. $6.99.
0-439-29771-0.

Dominick, Andie. Needles:  A Memoir of Growing up with Diabetes. Simon &
Schuster, 2000. $13.00. 0-684-85654-4.

Ehrenhaft, Daniel. The Last Dog on Earth. Yearling Books, 2003. $5.99.
0-440-41950-6.

Gerritsen, Tess. Bloodstream. 1999. Pocket. $7.99. 0-671-01676-8.

Golden, Christopher & Rick Hautala. Throat Culture. 2005. Simon & Schuster.
$5.99. 0-689-86527-9.

Gottleib, Lori. Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self. 2000. Berkley
Trade. $12.00. 0-425-17890-0.

Gregory, Julia. Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood.
2004. Bantam. $12.00. 0-553-38197-0.

Haddon, Mark. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. 2004.
Vintage. $12.00. 1-4000-3271-7.

Harrar, George. Not as Crazy as I Seem. 2003. Houghton Mifflin. $6.99.
0-618-49480-4.

Hart, Tony. Microterrors: The Complete Guide to Bacterial, Viral and Fungal
Infections. Firefly Books Ltd, 2004. $19.95. 1-55297-970-9.

Hautman, Pete. Sweetblood. Simon Pulse, 2005. $5.99. 0-689-87324-7.

Hesser, Terry Spencer. Kissing Doorknobs. Laurel-Leaf, 1998. $5.99.
0-440-41314-1.

Hrdlitschka, Shelley. Kat's Fall. Orca, 2004. $7.95. 1-55143-312-5.

Hrdlitschka, Shelley. Sun Signs. Orca, 2005. $7.95. 1-55143-338-9.

It Happened to Nancy: By an Anonymous Teenager, A True Story from Her Diary.
Ed. by Beatrice Sparks. Avon, 1994. $5.99. 0-380-77315-5.

King, Steven. The Stand. 1980. Random House. $12.99. 0-517-21901-8.

Lavender, Bee. Lessons in Taxidermy: A Compendium of Safety and Danger.
2005. Punk Planet / Akashic Books. $12.95. 1-88845-179-3.

Lethem, Jonathan. Motherless Brooklyn. Vintage, 2000. $13.95. 0-37572-483-4.

Levitin, Sonia. The Cure. 2000. Harper. $5.99. 0-380-73298-X.

McDaniel, Lurlene. Garden of Angels. 2005. Laurel Leaf. $5.50.
0-553-49432-5.

Mass, Wendy. A Mango-Shaped Space. Little, Brown, 2003. $6.99.
0-316-05825-4.

Napoli, Donna Jo. Breath. Simon Pulse, 2005. $5.99. 0-689-86177-X.

Newth, Mette. The Dark Light. 2004. Farrar Straus Giroux. $6.95.
0-374-41688-5.

Pennebaker, Ruth. Both Sides Now. Laurel Leaf, 2002. $5.50. 0-440-22933-2.

Picoult, Jodi. My Sister's Keeper. 2005. Simon and Schuster. $14.00.
0-7434-5453-7.

Preston, Richard. The Hot Zone. 1995. Random House. $7.99. 0-385-47956-5.

Stephens, J. B. The Big Empty. 2004. Razorbill (Penguin). $6.99.
1-59514-006-9.

Tashjian, Janet. Multiple Choice. Scholastic, 1999. $4.99. 0-439-17484-8.

Terris, Susan. Nell's Quilt. Farrar Straus Giroux, 1996. $5.95.
0-374-45497-3.

Trueman, Terry. Inside Out. 2001. HarperTempest. $6.99. 0-06-447376-7.

Vaughn, Brian K. Y the Last Man: Unmanned. 2003. DC Comics. $12.95.
1-56389-980-9.

Werlin, Nancy. Double Helix. Puffin, 2005. $5.99. 0-14-240327-X.

GLBTQ

Bend, Don't Shatter : Poets on the Beginning of Desire. Ed. by T. Cole
Rachel and Rita Costello. 2004. Soft Skull Press. $11.95. 1-93236017-4.

Boyer, David. Kings and Queens:  Queers at the Prom. Soft Skull Press, 2004.
$24.95. 1-932360-24-7.

De Oliveira, Eddie, Lucky. Scholastic, 2004. $6.99. 0-439-54655-9.

Freymann-Weyr, Garrett. My Heartbeat. 2003. Puffin. $7.99. 0-14-240066-1.

Garden, Nancy. Annie on My Mind. 1992. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $5.95.
0-374-40414-3.

Griffith, Nicola. Slow River. 1995. Ballantine Books. $13.95. 0-345-39537-9.

Hear Me Out: True Stories of Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia.
Second Story Press. 2004. $9.95. 1-896764-87-8.

Huegel, Kelly. GLBTQ*: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens
*(Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning). 2004. Free Spirit.
$15.95. 1-57542-126-7.

Johnson, Maureen. The Bermudez Triangle. Razorbill, 2005. $7.99.
1-59514-033-6.

Kannagi, Satoru and Odagiri, Hotaru. Only the Ring Finger Knows. 2004.
Digital Manga. $12.95. 1-56970-980-7.

Kluger, Steve. Almost Like Being in Love. Perennial, 2004. $13.95.
0-06059-583-3.

Kushner, Ellen. Swordspoint: A Melodrama of Manners. 1987. Bantam Spectra.
$6.99. 0-55358-549-5.

Lackey, Mercedes. Magic's Pawn : Last Herald Mage Trilogy Book 1. 1994. Daw
Books. $6.99. 0-88677-352-0.

Levithan, David. Boy Meets Boy. 2005. Knopf. $8.95. 0-375-83299-8.

Loukes, Keith. Ask Dr. Keith: Candid Answers to Queer Questions. Whitecap
Books, 2004. $16.95. 1-55285-607-0.

Malloy, Brian. The Year of Ice. St. Martin's Griffin, 2003. $12.95.
0-312-31369-1.

Matoh, Sanami. Fake. Illus. by Sanami Matoh. 2004. Tokyopop. $9.95.
1-59182-332-3..

Matthews, Andrew. The Flip Side. 2005. Laurel Leaf. $5.50. 0-440-23824-2.

Moore, Terry. Strangers In Paradise: Pocket Book 1. 2005. Abstract Studios.
$17.95. 1-892597-26-8.

Myracle, Lauren. Kissing Kate. 2004. Puffin. $5.99. 0-14-240241-9.

Not the Only One: Gay and Lesbian Fiction for Teens. Ed. by Jane Summer.
2004. Alyson. $13.95. 1-55583-834-0.

Peters, Julie. Keeping You a Secret. 2005. Megan Tingley. $7.99.
0-316-00985-7.

Peters, Julie Anne. Luna. Little Brown, 2005. $7.99. 0-316-01127-4.

Revoyr, Nina. The Necessary Hunger:  A Novel. St. Martin's Press, 1998.
$14.95. 978-0-312-18142-0.

Rucka, Greg. Gotham Central Vol 2: Half a Life. Illustrated by Michael Lark.
DC Comics, 2005. $14.99. 1-40120-438-4.

Sanchez, Alex. Rainbow Boys. 2003. Simon Pulse. $7.99. 0-689-85770-5.

Selvadurai, Shyam. Funny Boy. Harvest Books, 1997. $14.00. 0-15-600500-X.

When I Knew. Ed. by Robert Trachtenberg. Illus. by Tom Bachtell. Regan,
2005. $22.95. 0-06-057146-2.

Winick, Judd. Green Lantern: Brotherís Keeper. 2003. DC Comics. $12.95.
1-40120-078-8.

Woodson, Jacqueline. From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun. 2003. Scholastic.
$5.99. 0-590-45881-7.

Woodson, Jacqueline. The House You Pass on the Way. 2003. Puffin. $5.99.
0-14-250191-3.

Yates, Bart. Leave Myself Behind. Kensington, 2003. $15.00. 0-7582-0349-7.



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Chair, PPYA

Library Media Specialist at THE GIRLS' MIDDLE SCHOOL

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email: WMayes@girlsms.org

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