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This Week on Well Read TV: Chantel Acevedo, Sloane Crosley, and Margo Jefferson

This Week on Well Read TV: Chantel Acevedo, Sloane Crosley, and Margo Jefferson

In their second installment from the thirty-second annual Miami Book Fair, hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn speak with Chantel Acevedo, Sloane Crosley, and Margo Jefferson. The year 2015 was big for each of these authors: Acevedo’s The Distant Marvels (2015), a poignant work of historical fiction set in the author’s native Cuba, was released in April; essayist Crosley’s […]

Book Cover Update: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Book Cover Update: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Cindy: While in Boston last month for the announcement of the 2016 Newbery Medal winner, we saw the gorgeous new cover art for the 1976 winner, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Taylor’s book is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and it’s doing so with a new birthday outfit: artwork by Kadir Nelson. Cassie Logan is […]

Reviews of the Week: Gail Lumet Buckley, Sherman Alexie, Lane Smith, and More

Reviews of the Week: Gail Lumet Buckley, Sherman Alexie, Lane Smith, and More

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 1–5 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday February 1 The Black Calhouns, by Gail […]

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The Oral History Podcast, Episode 12: Worst Dude Ever

The Oral History Podcast, Episode 12: Worst Dude Ever

In this episode of the Oral History Podcast, we unpack traditional cultural lessons regarding masculinity. We started discussing some of this on Twitter under the hashtag #WorstDudeEver and in this episode, we talk about six young-adult titles that showcase aspects of masculinity that are complex and troubling. Do you have recommendations that deconstruct masculinity? Tell […]

Solving Puzzles with Robert Burleigh

Solving Puzzles with Robert Burleigh

Lynn: I LOVE my job! How cool is it to get to learn new things and be paid for it? Today’s stellar book proves my case. Have you ever heard of Marie Tharp? I hadn’t, although she is considered to be one of the most important scientists of the twentieth century. Happily, the wonderful Robert […]

Book Trailer Thursday: A Big Surprise for Little Card

Book Trailer Thursday: A Big Surprise for Little Card

As if the book wasn’t lively enough (its splashy star, Little Card, has not only legs but gym shoes and a career!), Candlewick went and made a trailer to accompany it. The major players from the infectious world about cards, A Big Surprise for Little Card (Candlewick), are all here, and they have some nifty accessories. There’s […]