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 February 23–27 below, so you can revisit the best of the week.
Monday, February 23rd
A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans, by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder, illustrated by Mary GrandPre
In droll counterpoint to the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, Yep and Ryder offer a similar interspecies matchup from the dragon’s point of view.
Tuesday, February 24th
Cuba Straits, by Randy Wayne White
Cuba and baseball have long been favorite subjects for White and his iconic series star, Doc Ford, so it’s no surprise to find them combined in this twenty-second novel featuring the marine biologist, covert black-ops agent, and fair-to-middlin’ catcher in Florida’s senior baseball league.
Wednesday, February 25th
What I Know for Sure, by Oprah Winfrey and read by Oprah Winfrey
Oprah’s is among the world’s most recognized voices, and she uses that fine instrument in this reading with superb results. The title collects selected columns previously published in O, the Oprah Magazine as a recurring magazine feature of the same name.
Thursday, February 26th
Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor, by Lynda Barry
Renowned comics artist Barry offers a glimpse into both her ideas about creativity and her teaching process in this enlightening and absorbing collection of pages from her journals and syllabi.
Friday, February 27th
March: Book Two, by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell
Lewis, Aydin, and Powell’s lauded March: Book One (2013) ended with the successful desegregation of Nashville’s lunch counters. Book Two, though certainly a continuation of the story, has a markedly different tone, focusing on the dangerous freedom rides in 1961.