Author Archive: Briana Shemroske

Briana Shemroske is Booklist's Marketing Associate. She graduated with a BA from Lake Forest College where she studied English Writing and Art History. In her free time she can be found eating cheeseburgers, frolicking with her schnoodle, Moritz, and feebly attempting to play board games. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Briana.

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Booklist Goes to PLA

Booklist Goes to PLA

Next Tuesday, February 25, the biennial Public Library Association conference will kick off in Nashville. Please visit us at booth #317 for complimentary copies of our February 1 and 15 issues, the latest installment of Book Links, a brand-new special offer (buy one subscription, get a second copy for just $50), and the following events […]

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Clemency, Corruption, and Blagojevich: 10 Crucial Chicago Reads

Clemency, Corruption, and Blagojevich: 10 Crucial Chicago Reads

On Tuesday afternoon, President Trump announced he would be granting clemency to 11 individuals, including Bernard Kerik, ex-New York City police commissioner, Eddie DeBartolo Jr., former owner of the San Francisco 49ers, and Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois. Convicted on 17 of 20 counts of public corruption (among them wire fraud and attempted extortion), […]

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Best New Books: Week of February 18, 2020

Best New Books: Week of February 18, 2020

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 ★ Asperfell, by Jamie Thomas ★ No Bad Deed, by Heather Chavez ★ Real Life, by Brandon Taylor ★ The Sun Down Motel, by Simone St. James ★ Twilight […]

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Setting the Record Straight: Panic and Pandemics

Setting the Record Straight: Panic and Pandemics

First reported in Wuhan, China, on December 31, the respiratory illness prompted by coronavirus (dubbed COVID-19) has since spread to 28 countries worldwide, infecting over 60,000 individuals. Unfortunately, as cases across the globe increase, so too does the dangerous misinformation surrounding them. The below titles, about outbreaks, viruses, and vaccines, attempt to set the record […]

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Best New Books: Week of February 11, 2020

Best New Books: Week of February 11, 2020

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 ★ The American Fiancée, by Eric Dupont ★ b, Book, and Me, by Kim Sagwa and translated by Sunhee Jeong ★ The Boatman’s Daughter, by Andy Davidson ★ Dead […]

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Best New Books: Week of February 4, 2020

Best New Books: Week of February 4, 2020

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 ★ Bird Summons, by Leila Aboulela ★ The Cactus League, by Emily Nemens ★ The Case of the Reincarnated Client, by Tarquin Hall ★ An Everyday Hero, by Laura […]

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Best New Books: Week of January 28, 2020

Best New Books: Week of January 28, 2020

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 ★ Hi Five, by Joe Ide ★ Highfire, by Eoin Colfer ★ Interior Chinatown, by Charles Yu ★ Run Me to Earth, by Paul Yoon ★ The Truants, by […]

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2020 Andrew Carnegie Winners Announced

2020 Andrew Carnegie Winners Announced

On Sunday, January 26, our very own Donna Seaman, Carnegie committee chair and Booklist Adult Books Editor, announced the winners of the ninth annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. A huge congratulations to the two winners and four finalists, listed below: Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction ★ Lost Children […]

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2020 ALA Youth Media Awards

2020 ALA Youth Media Awards

Step aside, Grammys! Yesterday, the American Library Association revealed the winners of the Youth Media Awards at the Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To see who won the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and other prestigious awards, keep reading. JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL ★ New Kid, by Jerry Craft Newbery Honor Books Genesis Begins Again, by Alicia D. […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of the Michael L. Printz Award

Celebrating 20 Years of the Michael L. Printz Award

Twenty years ago, Walter Dean Myers’s Monster won the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award. Three runners-up, David Almond’s Skellig, Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, and Ellen Wittlinger’s Hard Love, were dubbed Honor Books. Since then, the Printz Awards, which recognize the “best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit”—and are sponsored by Booklist […]

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