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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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Talking with Jerry Craft about NEW KID

Talking with Jerry Craft about NEW KID

This interview originally appeared in the January 2019 issue of Book Links. In celebration of Jerry Craft and New Kid‘s historic Newbery win (on Monday morning, it became the first graphic novel to receive the honor), we are reposting it below. Since 1997, Jerry Craft has been self-publishing his work, which includes Mama’s Boyz, a […]

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Now Announcing Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020

Now Announcing Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020

This August 26, 2020, will mark the hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. And starting with our January issue—live now!—Booklist will be dedicating the entire year (including all 22 print issues and four major conferences) to not only honor this historic moment in the ongoing fight for women’s rights, but to amplify […]

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Reviews of the Week with Jenny Offill, Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Jenny Offill, Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A revelatory portrait of a marriage and family in flux. An immediate tale about two teens searching for something to believe in. A stunning change of pace […]

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Best New Books: Week of September 3, 2019

Best New Books: Week of September 3, 2019

The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction ★ After the Flood, by Kassandra Montag ★ All Out War, by Sean Parnell ★ The Best Horror of the Year, v. 11, edited by Ellen Datlow ★ The […]

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Shelf Care, Episode #4: Body Horror, Bruce Springsteen, and Vampire Feelings

Shelf Care, Episode #4: Body Horror, Bruce Springsteen, and Vampire Feelings

Bid farewell to the familiar planes of reality and enter the eerily entertaining realm of the fourth episode of Booklist’s Shelf Care: The Podcast. Here, Susan Maguire, senior editor, collection management and library outreach, speaks with “the library world’s horror maven,” Becky Spratford; Booklist audio editor Heather Booth; and Booklist senior editor Maggie Reagan. For […]

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The #ReadGraphic Recap: Interviews, Webinars, and More

The #ReadGraphic Recap: Interviews, Webinars, and More

July—and thus, Graphic Novels in Libraries Month—has officially drawn to a close, but we have a sneaking suspicion #ReadGraphic books across the globe will remain ever open! As our pins (did you get one? we hope you got one!) proudly proclaim, “Comics ARE Real Books,” and it’s been our distinct pleasure devoting 31-plus days to […]

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Shelf Care, Episode #3.5: Rebecca ‘n’ Rave

Shelf Care, Episode #3.5: Rebecca ‘n’ Rave

We know what you’re thinking: it’s not time for another episode of Shelf Care: The Podcast yet! Au contraire, listeners. Because Susan Maguire and Rebecca Vnuk, Executive Director of Library Reads, have teamed up for a very special bonus episode, inspired by the ALA Annual Read ‘n’ Rave panel, a program (modeled off the BookExpo […]

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2019 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

2019 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

The first-ever Booker Prize was awarded in 1969. Since then, the Booker Prize Foundation—and its panel of esteemed judges—has celebrated the “best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom” annually. Yesterday, this year’s longlist was announced. The list of 13, which includes authors from Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, the […]

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