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The Latest Booklist: Spring Youth Preview

The Latest Booklist: Spring Youth Preview

The February 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 254 new reviews and four new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or you do subscribe but haven’t […]

Last Chance to Enter School Libraries in Need Giveaway

Last Chance to Enter School Libraries in Need Giveaway

In November, Booklist and the American Association of School Librarians launched a program, sponsored by Schoolastic, to give 500 school libraries in need year-long subscriptions to Booklist, Book Links, and Booklist Online. Today—February 14—is the last day to enter our giveaway. All school librarians need to do is submit a short (paragraph-length) essay explaining the collection development constraints you face and […]

March LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

March LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

LibraryReads has announced its March 2018 selections! Check out the ten titles chosen by librarians below, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we’ve hunted down the producers of the audio versions and have provided the ordering information. Please note that we have not yet had time […]

Elephants: Being One and Finding One

Elephants: Being One and Finding One

Lynn: Not too many kids (or adult reviewers) can resist the allure of books about elephants. In fact, we have two outstanding books on that large subject. The first is a nonfiction “fact” book, How to Be an Elephant: Growing Up in the African Wild (2017), by Katherine Roy. This is no dry, ordinary, facts-about-animals […]

A FEW RED DROPS: An Interview with Claire Hartfield

A FEW RED DROPS: An Interview with Claire Hartfield

Claire Hartfield’s first book for teens outlines the events leading to a Chicago race riot that caused 38 deaths and more than 500 injuries. But A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, out last month from Clarion Books, doesn’t stop there: it also provides a detailed and accessible history of the growth […]

Further Reading: MLK for Dodge

Further Reading: MLK for Dodge

  Confidential to cave dwellers: a Dodge commercial aired during last night’s Superbowl that featured a heavily edited speech from civil rights leader (and outspoken anti-capitalist) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It offended a great many people who (surprise!) took to the Internet to express their displeasure.   If you don’t like MLK in a […]