The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Diverse Books

The February 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 304 new reviews and 11 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 registered for access, you can take care of that today!

This issue is our always-exciting Spotlight on Diverse Books, with expanded top ten lists for adult nonfiction, middle-grade to teen fiction and nonfiction, audio books, and picture books. Zara Rix is back with another list of diverse YA fiction from micro-presses. Neil Hollands extols the importance of reading diverse books in latest installment of his column, “Every Book Its Reader.” Our Subscriber Exclusive is a Core Collection of fiction in translation from Donna Seaman. Log in to gain access to this great list.

Also in this issue is Joyce Sarick’s appreciation of Kate Reading’s talented narrations, the annual Spring Audiobook preview, and a timely “Books by Booklist Authors” about a certain novel you may have heard of: The Shape of Water, authored by Books for Youth Editor Daniel Kraus and Guillermo del Toro.

As you know, you can still find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the February 1 issue is also live. It’s a great way to explore the magazine from your iPhone, iPad, tablet, Samsung Galaxy, or any other internet-connected device. With the digital issue, subscribers now receive print, online, digital, and archival access to the 22 Booklist and 4 Book Links issues each year! Visit www.booklistonline.com.

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Michael Ruzicka, Office Manager, was raised in suburban Los Angeles, received a BA in Creative Writing/Poetry at UC Santa Cruz, then moved to Birmingham, AL, where he spent five years owning an independent bookstore and earned an MLIS. He has brought his librarian skills to Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive, Battle Ground Academy, The Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Michael is very excited to be a part of Booklist and call Chicago his home.

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