The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Diverse Books

Sure, it’s still January 23, but here at Booklist, we’re giving February a head start! Our February 1 issue, featuring a Spotlight on Diverse Books—a perennial favorite—is now live. In it, you’ll find three new top 10s: Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction for Adults, Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction for Youth, and Top 10 Diverse Fiction for Youth. You’ll also find a variety of exciting features. In celebration of Aaron Bobrow-Strain’s The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez (which received a starred review this issue), Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman curates a list of fiction and nonfiction read-alikes that illuminate the complexities of immigration and life on the border. Booklist reviewer Rob  Bittner sits down with debut novelist Kosoko Jackson to talk about his exciting YA title, A Place for Wolves. In the latest installment of our recurring Writers & Readers column, another debut novelist, Crystal Hana Kim, offers her take on writing the deeply personal If You Leave MeAnd in the most recent “Now Hear This,” contributor Terry Hong discusses the narrating talents of Soneela Nankani. And last—but certainly not least—don’t forget to browse forthcoming youth titles in our annual Spring Youth Preview, tirelessly collected by editorial assistant Ada Wolin.

You will find all of these wonderful features, along with 235 new reviews, at Booklist Online, where Booklist’s February issue is now live! 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!

Get your shelves stocked with all the great new voices featured in Booklist!



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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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