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You’ll Enjoy It When You Get There: Rediscovering Elizabeth Taylor

You’ll Enjoy It When You Get There: Rediscovering Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor the writer has often been overlooked, an unfair side effect of having the same name as a very famous actress. But “The Other Elizabeth Taylor” (which just so happens to be the title of Nicola Beauman’s biography of the writer) deserves to be discovered in her own right and this collection of short stories […]

Beyond Bunheads: Ballet Books for Everyone

Beyond Bunheads: Ballet Books for Everyone

Last week, Misty Copeland was promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater. Copeland is the first African-American woman to be named a principal in the company’s 75-year history. (She became a viral superstar with last year’s inspiring Under Armour commercial.) You may soon find all copies of her 2014 autobiography, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, checked […]

What We Brought Back – and Tried to Bring Back – from ALA

What We Brought Back – and Tried to Bring Back – from ALA

Cindy: ALA in San Francisco (#alaac15) on the weekend of the Pride Parade and the SCOTUS ruling supporting marriage equality made for a special trip. The mood was giddy, the faces were smiling, and the costumes were fabulous. Now let’s work for equality in everything. Seeing a photo of Boy Scouts marching in the parade […]

Book Trailer Thursday: A Book of Spirits and Thieves

Book Trailer Thursday: A Book of Spirits and Thieves

This simple trailer for Morgan Rhodes’s recently released A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Razorbill) whittles the “effectively twisted plot” of its source material down to the bare essentials: a girl in a bookstore opens a book, and is instantly transported elsewhere in a flash of light. Both the crescendoing voice-over and energetic score lend themselves well to the small […]

“You’ve Got to Be Brave, Brave, Brave”: Carnegie Medalist Bryan Stevenson Talks about Just Mercy

“You’ve Got to Be Brave, Brave, Brave”: Carnegie Medalist Bryan Stevenson Talks about Just Mercy

On Saturday, June 27th, at ALA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, Bryan Stevenson won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for his book, Just Mercy. Terry Tazioli, co-host of TVW’s Well Read, spoke with him backstage. Terry Tazioli: I’m the host of Well Read, which is a national public television book show which you have been on, Bryan Stevenson, […]

Elementary, My Dear . . . Cyrus? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse Talk about Mycroft Holmes

Elementary, My Dear . . . Cyrus? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse Talk about Mycroft Holmes

On Saturday, June 27th, in the Booklist booth at ALA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, Terry Tazioli, co-host of TVW’s Well Read, spoke with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse about their forthcoming novel, Mycroft Holmes. Terry Tazioli: It’s my privilege to be here today at the American Library Association’s annual conference, at the Booklist booth, and I’m talking […]