"Literature has traditionally been applied to those imaginative works of poetry and prose distinguished by the intentions of their authors and the perceived aesthetic excellence of their execution."
-Rexroth, Kenneth. "Literature". Encyclopedia Britannica, 30 Oct. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/art/literature.
According to the National Council of Teachers of English, there are "six English language arts: reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing. Reading and writing involve written language, listening and speaking involve spoken communication, and viewing and visually representing involve visual language."
Entries include all formats, if available: print, Large Print, audiobooks on CD, eBooks and eAudiobooks, and Spanish versions. Previous lists back to 1999 can be found on the YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners site.