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Blue Ribbons are chosen annually by the Bulletin staff and represent what we believe to be the best of the previous year's literature for youth. See the Blue Ribbon Archive for other lists from 1990 through the present. Please feel free to copy, download, or link to these lists. We ask only that you cite the source.

2001 Blue Ribbons

Ah, Blue Ribbons time again. What you don’t see is the consideration, pleading, advocacy, rigor, and passion of the collective process that, after weeks of deliberation, produce this list. What you do see is a list of books that have withstood the process, proving themselves resistant to the passing of time, the honing of critical faculties, and the diversity of opinion among our meeting members. These are tough books. We hope you enjoy them; we certainly have.

Deborah Stevenson, Editor

(Other books we enjoyed and remain unreconciled to the exclusion thereof are discussed at the Blue Ribbon dissents here.




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