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Author Archive: Mahjabeen Syed

Mahjabeen is a freelance writer in Chicago with a BA in creative writing. She is currently pursuing an MA in library and information science, specifically to become a young adult librarian to work with teens in underserved communities. You can find her on Twitter boasting about her favorite books and marveling at all things green tea flavored.

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January LibraryReads in Print and on Audio
By December 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

January LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

LibraryReads has announced its January 2019 selections! Check out the titles chosen by librarians below, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we’ve hunted down the producers of the audio versions and have provided ordering information, when available. Please note that we have not yet had time […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: OWLS ARE GOOD AT KEEPING SECRETS

As indicated by the subtitle, Sara O’Leary’s Owls Are Good at Keeping Secrets isn’t your typical abecedary. While children will recognize many of the animals introducing letters of the alphabet (alligators for A, foxes for F, giraffes for G), others such as iguanas and meerkats may be exciting and new. Through his illustrations, Jacob Grant expertly highlights another […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: ATTUCKS! OSCAR ROBERTSON AND THE BASKETBALL TEAM THAT AWAKENED A CITY

Attucks! Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City by Phillip Hoose, will tug at your heartstrings in all the right ways. Written for high-school readers, this is an inspiring and compelling account of Indianapolis’ Crispus Attucks High School varsity basketball team, winners of the Indiana state championship in 1955. With coach Ray Crowe […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: HIDE WITH ME

When a mysterious girl turns up in the cornstalks of his family’s farm bleeding and refusing to give up her name, 17-year-old Cade has no choice but to call her Jane Doe and hide her in the barn to honor her only request: “Hide me.” Sorboni Banerjee’s debut novel, Hide with Me (Razorbill), keeps readers on the […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: STIFF

Steve Hughes’ debut, Stiff (Wayne State Univ.) is a collection of 16 risqué, often comic short stories with an interwoven thread throughout—the countless devices men use to fill the void in their lives in order to feel whole. From a story about a grieving man purchasing a robot that resembles his ex to a tale of a drug-addicted saxophone […]

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By September 27, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: WHAT CAN A CITIZEN DO?

What makes someone a citizen? That’s what Dave Eggers hopes to explain to young readers in What Can a Citizen Do? (Chronicle). Collaborating once again with illustrator Shawn Harris (Her Right Foot, 2017), Harris’ art acts as a whimsical backdrop to bite-size examples of actionable things people can do in order to become great citizens, from picking up […]

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