VOYA’s Perfect Tens, 2000-2012
Price: VOYA/TL subscribers: $20.00 all others: $25.00
Pub Date: Summer 2013
VOYA’s Perfect Tens, 2000 to 2012 is an outstanding tool for collection development for young adult literature. It is a compilation of titles reviewed in VOYA magazine that received a perfect 5P and 5Q rating in the 21st century. As the only magazine focusing on literature for adolescents and their librarians, VOYA’s young adult book reviews have helped build young adult library collections since 1978. Many young adult librarians rely on VOYA’s reviews as their main resource for book selection. VOYA’s unique Q (quality) and P (popularity) rating system has been an important tool to help busy young adult librarians make their purchase and reading selections in school and public libraries. The Q rating is strictly a 1 to 5 rating with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best, while the P rating is more subjective to the segment of the teen audience the book is meant to target. Additionally, major book awards were added to this list of titles to see which of our reviewers’ best books went on to find recognition elsewhere. Among the awards seen here are: Michael L. Printz, John Newbery, Coretta Scott King, Best Books for Young Adults, Quick Picks for Young Adults, Teens’ Top Ten, Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, Guardian Award, Carnegie Medal, Best Fiction for Young Adults, Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, USA Today Bestseller, Nonfiction Award, Morris Award, and the Edgar Award.