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Honoring Excellence in Book Reviewing: Submit Your Nominee for the Louis Shores Award

Honoring Excellence in Book Reviewing: Submit Your Nominee for the Louis Shores Award

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, is seeking nominees for the Louis Shores Award, which recognizes an individual reviewer, editor, group, or review medium for excellence in book reviewing. The press release, with information about submitting nominees, follows. Call for Nominations Do you know someone that deserves extraordinary recognition for […]

Reviews of the Week: Drew Daywalt, R. J. Palacio, Diana Nyad, and More

Reviews of the Week: Drew Daywalt, R. J. Palacio, Diana Nyad, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from August 24–28 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, August 24 The Day the Crayons Came […]

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The Vietnam War in Prose and Poetry

The Vietnam War in Prose and Poetry

Lynn: I graduated from college in 1970, so the Vietnam War and all the issues related to the conflict dominated the my late teens and twenties. It is only recently that books about this era are more prevalent for young readers, but I will admit to having had absolutely no interest in reading anything about […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Sports

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Sports

The September 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 300 new reviews and 9 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 do subscribe but haven’t […]

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George, by Alex Gino: An Introduction to Young Transgender Life

George, by Alex Gino: An Introduction to Young Transgender Life

Cindy: I was in the middle of reading George (2015), by Alex Gino, when a rising sixth-grader visited my house. She saw the book on my table and exclaimed, “Oh, I love that book. It is sooooo good.” So I solicited a written review from Rachael King, daughter of Kalamazoo Public Library’s Kevin King, to […]

2015 Thurber Prize Finalists

2015 Thurber Prize Finalists

Funny thing about book awards—they rarely honor books that make you laugh. For some reason, too many people believe humorous writing is incompatible with serious literary merit. In this man’s opinion, long-form humor is just about the hardest kind of writing to do well. (Right up there with picture books, but that’s another story.) Fortunately, the Thurber Prize for […]

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