For libraries serving readers in grades five through nine, Middle and Junior High Core Collection provides indispensable help with collection development and maintenance, curriculum support, readers' advisory, and general reference. Included are thousands of entries for nonfiction works, fiction, and collections for children and adolescents, plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists.
Selected and recommended by specialists in library service to young people, listed books encompass a wide variety of topics for youth. Among nonfiction entries, special importance is given to works devoted to technology, personal values, and current social and political issues, with special emphasis on ethnic diversity. Fiction entries encompass a broad spectrum of literary works that are of interest to young readers and many that are frequently part of the school curriculum—classics as well as contemporary fiction and genre literature.
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