This antated bibliography of more than 500 recommended books meets the needs of teachers and librarians for reading materials for young adults for whom English is a second language. Laura McCaffery, has selected the best books on a variety of topics to meet curriculum and personal interest needs of young adults. Most of the books selected were published between 1992 and 1998. The bibliography is organized by topic: adventure, mystery and suspense; biographies; career, workplace, life skills and parenting; folktales, myths, poetry and classics; ethnic diversity; history and geography; nature and science; and sports. Indexes by author, subject, title and ethnic group should make searching easy.
LAURA HIBBETS MCCAFFERY is Librarian in the Readers' Services department of the Allen County Public Library, where she has worked with the Fort Wayne Literacy Council and the Three Rivers Literacy Alliance to develop a collection of materials for patrons for whom English is a second language. She supervised the collection and has developed a collection development policy for literacy and ESL materials that is in use in the library. A former Young Adult librarian, she has served on the Publishers Liaison Committee in the Adult Lifelong Learning Section of the Public Library Association, where she evaluated materials for literacy needs.