The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Biography & Memoir and Audio

Our June 1 & 15 double issue of Booklist is now live! This year we are celebrating the very best in memoir and biography, featuring a new collection of top 10 memoirs alongside the year’s top 10 biographies in adult and youth books. In the latest Writers & Readers column, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, acclaimed writer of She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman, passionately explores Tubman’s lesser-known legacy of fighting for the rights of the elderly.

The June issue also shines the spotlight on audiobooks. This year’s Odyssey Award for Hey, Kiddo surprised many when it became the first-ever audiobook narration of a graphic novel to be awarded. Audio editor Heather Booth sat down to talk with author and narrator Jarrett Krosoczka and producer Paul Gagne. This year’s greatly anticipated Fall Audiobook Preview, compiled by Heather Booth and editorial assistant extraordinaire Biz Hyzy, is included, too.

We are also excited to share these additional features: another wonderfully resourceful Trade Secrets, penned by Melissa Jacobs, Director of Library Services for the NYC Department of Education/New York City School Library System; Sarah Hunter’s list of 2020 Printz Award Read-alikes; another Read-alikes from Maggie Reagan inspired by the timely release of The Voting Booth, by Brandy Colbert; and, speaking of voting, a Core Collection of election and voting resources expertly collected by Susan Maguire.

The June 1 & 15 issue of Booklist is live on Booklist Online, where you’ll find all of these new features and columns, along with 405 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 June 1 & 15 issue is also 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 www.booklistonline.com.

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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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