Mary L. Williams Curriculum Materials Library
Resource Pathfinder
CIED 4313: Young Adult Literature


Many of the resources here are also available on the OSU Curriculum Materials Library website; however, others are specifically gathered for CIED 4313 and the subject of young adult literature. Continue to check for additional resources added throughout the year that relate to young adult literature, new materials, and websites for use in the secondary level classroom.

Authors’ Name Pronunciation Online

Teaching Books offers a free author’s name pronunciation program to use for those hard-to-pronounce names. To find your author’s name, go to Teaching Books
Author's Personal Websites
Locate some of your favorite authors using these resources:
Teaching Books


Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

OSU Library Databases for Children's Literature Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database homepage (this includes several young adult titles also)

Award-Winning Books Websites

Sequoyah Young Adult Book Awards

Printz Award Books
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Outstanding Books for the College Bound
Book lists—best books, outstanding books, books of the century—tend to generate heated discussion. This list will definitely cause discussions!

Award-Winning Books available in the CML

Newbery Award Books

Coretta Scott King Award Books

Pura Belpre Award

Theodore Geisel Award

Bibliographies of Books by Genres


Historical Fiction

Realistic Fiction

Science Fiction


Traditional Literature


Multicultural Literature

Other bibliographies of materials available in the CML are available online at the CML Homepage.

Create your own virtual Young Adult Bookshelf using web 2.0 tools:
(these are all free!!)

Shelfari -- a free way to showcase your virtual bookshelves and share books with others who might be interested.

Good Reads --- recommend books to others and share your favorites.

LibraryThing --- you know you've always wanted to be a catalog your own books and share your favorite titles!

Fun Things Happening with Young Adult Books

Teen Read Week