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2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

The longlist for the fifth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are under consideration for the American Library Association’s first single-title medal given to books for adults. The 2017 Carnegie Medal shortlist will be announced on Wednesday, October 26, and the […]

Explore Diversity: The Reading Without Walls Challenge

Explore Diversity: The Reading Without Walls Challenge

On Thursday, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader deployed a pilot program in 25 schools nationwide, with the aim of encouraging students “to explore books of diverse voices, genres, and formats.” That initiative, spearheaded by National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang and dubbed the Reading Without Walls Challenge, tasks readers to tackle work that […]

The Oral History Podcast 17: YA Sex Scenes

The Oral History Podcast 17: YA Sex Scenes

In this episode of The Oral History Podcast, we discuss issues of craft and the questions involved in YA sex scenes—whether you’re reading or writing them. Tell us what you think on Twitter @CarrieMesrobian and @ChristaDesir, or via email (feedback AT theoralhistorypodcast DOT com). Click to subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher.   SHOW NOTES Our Current […]

This Week on Well Read: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks about Writings on the Wall

This Week on Well Read: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks about Writings on the Wall

This week on Well Read, bestselling author and NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest nonfiction endeavor, Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality beyond Black and White (2016)—co-authored by Raymond Obstfeld—and released on August 23. A collection of essays written “in […]

Sex and Swashbuckling: Pirate Romance

Sex and Swashbuckling: Pirate Romance

Shiver me timbers and batten down me hatches, today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and have we got some great pirate romances for you! We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite female pirate heroines, but there are lots of other books from which to choose—including present-day pirates and sexy steampunk pirates on airships. Destiny’s Captive, by Beverly […]

Reviews of the Week: Erika Johansen, B. T. Gottfred, Dava Sobel, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Erika Johansen, B. T. Gottfred, Dava Sobel, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from September 12 through September 16 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, September 12  Order to Kill, by Kyle Mills Mills has firmly established himself as […]