As I’ve explained in earlier pieces, I periodically post “most popular” lists of websites or books that I think educators might find useful. Of course, there are a number of ways to gauge “popularity.” I just view these lists as opportunities to check-out some new sites or books, and find it interesting to see which ones might be particularly “popular.”

Today, I’d like to share the American Library Association’s Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults.

They have their lists divided into themes, and there are a lot of them. You can find them all on that main page. Here’s a sampling of just a few of their recent lists:

Death & Dying: Death can be an adventure, but not everyone lives to tell about it.

Fame & Fortune: Stardom! Wealth!  Notoriety! Read all about teens aspiring to make it big.

Journey>Destination: Life is an open road when the journey is greater than the destination.

Spies & Intrigue: Political intrigue, daring deeds, great escapes, and more in this thrilling list of fiction and nonfiction about those who operate within the world of shadow.