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Be My (Library) Galentine!

Be My (Library) Galentine!

An unexpected perk of being a school librarian has been the opportunity to work with amazing women in the library throughout my career. Since today is Galentine’s Day, the holiday made up by Parks and Recreations’ Leslie Knope to celebrate the amazing women in her life, I thought I’d celebrate a few in mine. When […]

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Best New Books: Week of February 12, 2019

Best New Books: Week of February 12, 2019

The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  American Spy, by Lauren Wilkinson  The Cassandra, by Sharma Shields  The City in the Middle of the Night, by Charlie Jane Anders  Death Is Hard Work, by Khaled Khalifa and translated […]

Reviews of the Week with Kosoko Jackson, Samira Ahmed, Angie Thomas, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Kosoko Jackson, Samira Ahmed, Angie Thomas, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A burgeoning relationship between two boys in 1997 Kosovo; chasing the murderer of a Moroccan immigrant in a small desert town; a frightening alternative present where one girl fights […]

Best New Books: Week of February 5, 2019

Best New Books: Week of February 5, 2019

The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  10,000 Bones, by Joe Ollinger  The Atlas of Reds and Blues, by Devi S. Laskar  Bowlaway, by Elizabeth McCracken  The Colour of Murder, by Julian Symons  The Good Ones, by […]

Bookends at #ALAMW19

Bookends at #ALAMW19

Cindy & Lynn: We’ve been attending ALA Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings regularly since 2000, but we’ve each missed at least one. We were awed to learn that Booklist‘s Editor & Publisher Bill Ott achieved his eightieth straight ALA while in Seattle last week—40 years without missing even one. This one was special as it […]

2019 Dylan Thomas Prize Longlist Announced

2019 Dylan Thomas Prize Longlist Announced

Last week, the longlist was announced for the annual Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize. The award, named for the Welsh writer and poet, is given to writers under the age of 39 for literary works written in English, in a wide variety of forms: poetry, prose, short story collections, novels, novellas, and screenplays. The shortlist […]