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Last week I sent out a request for recommendations for "must-have"  
titles to have for a brand-new high school library.  I have probably  
received more requests for a "hit" than actual responses at this  
point but wanted to share what I've gotten so far.

Contact the librarians at Macking ( 1-800-245-9540 for  
Opening Day Collection Information
Encyclopedia Britannica
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia
Grove’s Dictionary of Music
Grove’s Dictionary of Art
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Encyclopedia of Religion
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
Dictionary of American History
Gale series such as Novels for students, Poetry for students, etc.
Popular fiction including
Monster, Walter Dean Myers
Stephanie Meyer trilogy (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse)
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Ellen Hopkins novels in verse (Crank, etc.)
Sebold’s Lovely Bones
Any Nicholas Sparks
Literature Resource Center database
Discovering Collection database
If any of you think of any other titles, please send them along and  
I'll add them to the list and re-post a revised hit.

Thanks again to all who responded.

Ronda Y. Foust
School Media Specialist
Karns High School
Knoxville, TN

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