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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.

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2006 Blue Ribbons

There are always new challenges in the Blue Ribbon process, ranging this year from the increasing length of novels to the increasing preponderance of serial fiction, along with the familiar mission of evaluating the relative merits of a shockingly varied collection of books. Underneath the labor, however, is ultimately a great pleasure and privilege: the exploration of rewarding, exciting books with colleagues of great dedication and conviction and the hard-won selection of the best of the lot. Here are the fruits of that taxing and wonderful labor.

Deborah Stevenson, Editor

Books greatly enjoyed by individual committee members but not quite managing to convince the entire committee can be found at the Blue Ribbons Dissents page.




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