Gale Titles Named Young Adult Top 40

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., May 16, 2008 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announces that the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Young Adult Top 40 Committee has selected a number of Gale titles for their annual list of the best selections for young adults. 

Three Gale titles were named on the nonfiction Top Ten list:

  • Racism in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird – Social Issues in Literature Series
  • Class in the Middle Ages: Lords, Ladies, Peasants and Knights – Lucent Library of Historical Eras – Middle Ages Series
  • Religion in Japan: Shinto, Spirits, and Shrines – Lucent Library of Historical Eras – Japan Series

Ten Gale titles were named on the reference list:

  • Opposing Viewpoints in American History – Volume 2: From Reconstruction to the Present
  • Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction
  • Television in American Society: Biographies
  • Career Information Center, 9th edition
  • Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction
  • The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Terrorism
  • Chemical Compounds
  • Alternative Energy
  • Alternative Energy (e-Book)
  • Hate Crimes – Social Issues Firsthand Series

Forty-three Gale titles were named on the nonfiction list:

  • The Abortion Controversy – Current Controversies Series
  • Censorship – Current Controversies Series
  • Policing the Internet – At Issue Series
  • Shakira – People in the News Series
  • Opposing Viewpoints in American History, Vol. 1 – From Colonial Times to Reconstruction
  • The Constitution and Founding of America – American History Series
  • Prisons – At Issue Series
  • Violence – Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Do Religious Groups in American Experience Discrimination – At Issue Series
  • World War I – World History Series
  • Healthcare – Current Controversies Series
  • DNA Databases – At Issue Series
  • Military Recruiters – At Issue Series
  • Standardized Testing – At Issue Series
  • Catholicism – Religions and Religious Movement Series
  • Corporate Corruption – At Issue Series
  • Class Conflict in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby – Social Issues in Literature Series
  • Photography – Eye on Art Series
  • Illegal Immigrations – Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Rights of the Accused – Issues on Trial Series
  • Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders: AIDS
  • Racism in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird – Social Issues in Literature Series
  • The Vietnam War – World History Series
  • Underage Drinking – Issues That Concern You Series
  • Developing Nations – Current Controversies Series
  • Illegal Immigration – Current Controversies Series
  • Pandemics – Hot Topics Series
  • Class in the Middle Ages: Lords, Ladies, Peasants and Knights – Lucent Library of Historical Eras – Middle Ages Series
  • The Inquisition – World History Series
  • Malnutrition – Diseases and Disorders Series
  • The Salem Witch Trials – American History Series
  • Growth Disorders – Diseases and Disorders Series
  • Gun Control – Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Religion in Japan: Shinto, Spirits, and Shrines –  Lucent Library of Historical Eras – Japan Series
  • Identity Theft – Crime Scene Investigations Series
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Diseases and Disorders Series
  • Drunk Driving – At Issue Series
  • Women’s Issues in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club – Social Issues in Literature Series
  • Homosexuality – Issues on Trial Series
  • The Case of the Green River Killer – Crime Scene Investigations Series
  • Tracking Serial Killers – Crime Scene Investigations Series
  • Garbage and Recycling – Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Immigration – Issues on Trial Series

For more information about these titles, please contact Lindsay Brown at [email protected].

For more information about PSLA, visit www.psla.org.

About Cengage Learning and Gale
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About Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association provides school librarians/media specialists with educational opportunities and current information through publications, workshops, seminars and conferences. Its members are advocates of high standards for librarianship and library media programs in the public, private and parochial schools in Pennsylvania. PSLA cooperates with state and national organizations to improve all aspects of education, and supports the inherent right of the individual to have access to ideas and information.