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Fab Films: Criteria, Continued

From the YALSA Website, more Suggested Selection Criteria:


  • Is it well organized?
  • Is the script well written and imaginative?
  • Is it timely or pertinent to young adult needs and interests?
  • Is the treatment appropriate for the subject: (e.g. animation, dramatization, documentary).


  • Will it stimulate and maintain interest?
  • Is the format, vocabulary and concept(s) appropriate?
  • Will it affect attitudes, build appreciation, develop critical thinking and/or entertain?

Overall Effect

  • Are the technical qualities, content and utilization combined into a pleasing whole?
  • Does the film exemplify the theme in a meaningful way?
About Elizabeth Burns

Looking for a place to talk about young adult books? Pull up a chair, have a cup of tea, and let's chat. I am a New Jersey librarian. My opinions do not reflect those of my employer, SLJ, YALSA, or anyone else. On Twitter I'm @LizB; my email is