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Booklist’s Graphic Novels in Libraries Month: 2021

Booklist’s Graphic Novels in Libraries Month: 2021

Booklist’s third Graphic Novels in Libraries Month is back this July with tons of new #ReadGraphic content for your library, patrons, and readers everywhere. With a rise in dedicated graphic imprints, expanding appreciation for and validation of the format, and a wider variety of options for readers of many stripe, the graphic novels arena seems […]

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Annual Conference Read ‘n’ Rave Report 2021

Annual Conference Read ‘n’ Rave Report 2021

Annual Conference might be virtual once more, but the rave must go on: this morning, Booklist hosted the sixth installment of the Read ‘n’ Rave program, modeled after the popular Shout ‘n’ Share panels that once took place at the end of Book Expo. This annual webinar brings together a panel of collection development librarians discussing […]

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Looking Back on Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020

Looking Back on Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020

Last January, which now feels like approximately 8,000 Januarys ago, we here at Booklist set out to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. The precise date of the historic milestone was August 26, 2020, but our celebration went year-round: we underscored reviews of powerful, female-centered stories with a special “Women […]

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2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the tenth annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has been announced. To see which three fiction and three nonfiction titles are still under consideration for the American Library Association’s first single-title medal given to books for adults, check out the links below! And be sure to join us […]

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2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

Forty-six books (26 fiction, 20 nonfiction) have been selected for the longlist for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be chosen from longlist titles and announced on November 17, 2020. The two medal winners will be announced by 2021 selection […]

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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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