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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick your Ass by Meg Medina

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick your Ass by Meg Medina

Lynn:  I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that it took me a while to work Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass (Candlewick 2013) up to the top of my reading stack.  I know how important the subject of bullying is but shamefully my escapist-reader tendencies kept diverting me this summer.  Fortunately I was getting […]

I and I: Bob Marley by Tony Medina

I and I: Bob Marley by Tony Medina

Cindy: I’m embarrassed by how much I didn’t know about Bob Marley. I have visited Jamaica twice, listened to his music for decades, purchased a 4-foot carved statue of him this spring to feature at our backyard tiki bar and hosted a grad party for my daughter with a Jamaican/ rasta/ reggae theme. I should […]

Sherry Jones Finds U.S. Publisher for Jewel of Medina
By September 8, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Sherry Jones Finds U.S. Publisher for Jewel of Medina

According to Publishers Weekly, Sherry Jones’ Jewel of Medina will be published in the U.S. by Beaufort Books (“Beaufort to Publish ‘Jewel of Medina’,” by Jim Milliot). You may remember Beaufort as the house that picked up O. J. Simpson’s If I Did It. So clearly, it’s a matter of principle with them.

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Quickly: Meanie, Medina, Authoritarianism, Wao!
By September 4, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Quickly: Meanie, Medina, Authoritarianism, Wao!

For authors and would-be authors, a valuable reminder that, when basing your characters on real-life people, you should change more than just the names. Like their gender, for instance. Or your mean-spirited worldview. (“Director: Library Diaries Author Invaded Patrons’ Privacy,” American Libraries) Sherry Jones’ The Jewel of Medina will be published after all, in Britain […]

Best New Books: Week of February 6, 2017

Best New Books: Week of February 6, 2017

The following books, all publishing this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  The 12.30 from Croydon, by Freeman Wills Crofts  The Bertie Project, by Alexander McCall Smith  A Book of American Martyrs, by Joyce Carol Oates  The Burning […]

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2017 ALA Youth Media Awards

2017 ALA Youth Media Awards

Early this morning at the Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the American Library Association announced the 2017 Youth Media Awards to a cheering crowd. Like so many others, I was at home, watching the ceremony on my laptop, dribbling toast crumbs onto my cat. (You too can be this glamorous if you just try a little bit […]

Bookends Favorites 2016: Focus Group Favorite Picture Books

Bookends Favorites 2016: Focus Group Favorite Picture Books

Lynn: The youngest members of our focus group members (pictured below) are now six and three. Like the other three boys in the group, they have strong opinions! Here are their 2016 favorites of the many we’ve read together this year. I added three more titles at the end that are personal favorites of mine. 1 […]

1 + 1 = 2 Fun Counting Books

1 + 1 = 2 Fun Counting Books

Cindy: Children are often told not to play with their food, but don’t tell that to author/illustrator Juana Medina. 1 Big Salad: A Delicious Counting Book (2016) combines math and art, turning veggies into animals via black, squiggly lines. The fun starts with half an avocado: the pit becomes a nose, the fruit a deer. Two Radish Mice uses radish […]

National Book Awards Longlist: Reviews and Interviews

National Book Awards Longlist: Reviews and Interviews

Are you up to speed with this year’s batch of National Book Award nominees? If not, here’s your chance. Over the last week, the National Book Foundation has announced its longlist, with the fiction nominees coming in just this morning. The shortlist is due on October 13, and the winning titles are to be anointed on November 16. To […]

Girls! Girls! Girls!

Girls! Girls! Girls!

If you’ve been keeping up with The Booklist Reader this summer, you may have noticed that certain book trends—titles, in particular—have become of significant interest to us. Last month, Biz Hyzy published a mammoth list of books that tracked the alarming rate that the words “wife” and “daughter” have appeared in book titles since 1997. Following this startling revelation, a number of readers requested that we do a […]

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