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Virtual Shout ‘n Share Showdown: Titles to Watch

Virtual Shout ‘n Share Showdown: Titles to Watch

Booklist Adult Books editor Donna Seaman just wrapped up this year’s Shout ‘n Share webinar, the virtual equivalent of the beloved Book Expo program starring library staff from across the country—and the forthcoming titles they’re most excited about. This year we had the pleasure of hearing from Robin Bradford, collection development librarian for the Pierce […]

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The Shelf Care Interview: Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

The Shelf Care Interview: Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Penguin Young Readers. In honor of Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, we’re presenting a series of special Shelf Care Interviews. Today, we’re kicking off the month’s festivities (which include webinars, panels, our July issue, and an issue supplement; […]

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Booklist at ALA Virtual 2020 and Beyond

Booklist at ALA Virtual 2020 and Beyond

Sure, conference this summer won’t be accompanied by booths, swag, and towering stacks of ARCs, but ALA Virtual 2020 still has more to offer than ever: featured speakers from Stacey Abrams to Natalie Portman, book buzzes and panels galore, and all the annual awards ceremonies you’ve come to know and love. Plus, whether or not […]

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Reading with Pride: LGBTQIA+ Titles for Adults, Teens, and Children

Reading with Pride: LGBTQIA+ Titles for Adults, Teens, and Children

We are celebrating Pride Month within the glow of the historic June 15, 2020 U. S. Supreme Court decision ruling, which states that the 1964 Civil Rights Act does, indeed, protect gay, lesbian, and transgender employees from discrimination based on sex. The long, difficult, now stronger-than-ever fight for LGBTQIA+ rights has inspired and been inspired […]

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Reading for Change: Booklist-Recommended Antiracism Titles for All Ages

Reading for Change: Booklist-Recommended Antiracism Titles for All Ages

Since the May 25 murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department, the world’s seen many days straight of protest, of resistance, of demands for change, of work—hard work. And this work can look like many things: enduring the tear gas and rubber bullets of police at rallies; running supplies to […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Series Nonfiction

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Series Nonfiction

With you, your patrons, and your loved ones spending more time at home during this difficult period, it is of utmost importance for us here at Booklist to provide you with resources that keep you connected, informed, and hopeful about the world around us. Would you like to see specific topics explored through webinars, blog posts, podcasts, […]

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The Librarian’s Ultimate Resource Roundup

The Librarian’s Ultimate Resource Roundup

With you, your patrons, and your loved ones spending more time at home during this difficult period, it is of utmost importance for us here at Booklist to provide you with resources that keep you connected, informed, and hopeful about the world around us. The below links, compiled with the help of Audio editor and […]

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Booklist Announces Free Online Access for All

Booklist Announces Free Online Access for All

As of today, all Booklist and Book Links content on www.booklistonline.com is freely available until further notice. “The COVID-19 threat is unprecedented and will continue to cause extreme disruption, both personally and professionally,” said George Kendall, editor and publisher of Booklist Publications. “At Booklist, published by the American Library Association, we want to help minimize […]

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Talking with Gene Luen Yang: Presented by AWM’s My America Series

Talking with Gene Luen Yang: Presented by AWM’s My America Series

As part of Booklist Reader‘s ongoing partnership with the American Writers Museum in Chicago, we’ll be providing readers with exclusive interviews from authors featured in the museum’s My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today exhibit. Below, AWM’s Content & Communications Coordinator Nate King speaks with award-winning creator Gene Luen Yang about his latest graphic novel, Dragon […]

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Booklist and American Writers Museum Announce Inside Look at My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today

Booklist and American Writers Museum Announce Inside Look at My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today

From today through May 2021, Booklist will be partnering with the American Writers Museum in Chicago to bring readers exclusive content from the My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today exhibit. To learn more about the exhibit, read the below introduction from AWM’s Content & Communications Coordinator Nate King. For future interviews, reading recommendations, and […]

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