The Latest Booklist: 50 Years of YA

The June 1 & 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 349 new reviews and 17 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 registered for access, you can take care of that today!

This issue is dedicated to 50 Years of YA, our 12-month celebration of the genre’s golden anniversary. We reveal the 50 best YA books of all time and include a list of the best audio versions of those titles. Sarah Hunter provides read-alikes for this year’s Printz award-winners, and Michael Cart analyzes current YA trends. Our Adult Books department even gets in on the fun with a list of the best grown-up novels that appeal to young adult readers.

The winners of this year’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction make an appearance in this issue: Colson Whitehead tells us what to read, and Matthew Desmond does too.  Over in audiobooks, Mary Burkey dishes on awesome audiobook partnerships, and Joyce Saricks interviews our latest Voice of Choice, Bahni Turpin. Donna Seaman interviews Nancy Pearl about her first work of fiction. Bill Ott explains why he can’t retire.

As you know, you can still find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the June 1 & 15 issue is also live. It’s a great new way to explore the magazine from your iPhone, iPad, tablet, Samsung Galaxy, or any other internet-connected device. With the digital issue, subscribers will now get print, online, digital, and archival access to the 22 Booklist and four Book Links issues each year! Visit



About the Author:

Eugenia Williamson is the Associate Editor of Digital Products at Booklist. She worked in bookstores for twelve years, reviews books for The Boston Globe, and writes about books, culture, and politics for several other publications. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Genie.

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