The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Environment & Sustainability

It is with renewed excitement and serious concern that we turn our latest spotlight to the Environment & Sustainability. It has been a while since Booklist devoted its content to this prescient topic. In this issue we offer top 10 lists in adult nonfiction and books for youth to inspire readers of all ages to consider the current state of the environment and what we can all do to get to a more sustainable future. In our latest Trade Secrets, Donna Seaman interviewed Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, along with information specialists at the Chicago Public Library, Jennifer Lizak and Stephen Sposato. Ronny Khuri gathered a list of read-alikes celebrating environmentalists of color inspired by Anuradha Rao’s upcoming release One Earth: People of Color Protecting Our Planet. Maggie Reagan dug deep to produce an extensive youth-focused core collection on ecosystems.

Also in this issue Booklist reviewer and contributor Mary Burkey celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Audie Awards. Finally, Julia Smith shares her fondness for square-shaped books in her Booklist Backlist.

The March 1 issue of Booklist is live on Booklist Online, where you’ll find all of these new features and articles, along with 334 new reviews. Most 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 do subscribe but haven’t registered for access, you can take care of that today!

You can also find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the March 1 issue is live. It’s a great way to explore the magazine from your iPhone, iPad, tablet, Samsung Galaxy, or any other internet-connected device. With the digital issue, subscribers will now get print, online, digital, and archival access to the 22 Booklist and four Book Links issues each year! Visit



About the Author:

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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