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Makerspace Monday: Making Art

Makerspace Monday: Making Art

Schools are closed across the country. Some states have taken the unprecedented step of closing schools for the rest of the academic year. We are not alone. Aisha Ahmad, assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto, offers advice for educators (and parents) in these trying times. To make the shift away from […]

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Reviews of the Week with Wendy Williams, Caren Stelson, Earl Johnson, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Wendy Williams, Caren Stelson, Earl Johnson, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. Celebrating #FACTS (and apparently long subtitles) inspired both our latest issue (featuring a Spotlight on Series Nonfiction) and this week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek. Booklist wishes you […]

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Filling a Lack of Voices from Inside Việt Nam: Talking with Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

Filling a Lack of Voices from Inside Việt Nam: Talking with Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

Thousands of Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai’s devoted readers should have been meeting her live over these next few weeks to hear about The Mountains Sing, her first novel in English. But an unprecedented pandemic has made the Indonesia-based Nguyễn’s worldwide tour impossible for now. What you can do, of course, is read her book (for […]

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Best New Books: Week of March 31, 2020

Best New Books: Week of March 31, 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 ★ Days of Distraction, by Alexandra Chang ★ The Other Bennet Sister, by Janice Hadlow Adult Nonfiction ★ Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight against the Drug […]

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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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Makerspace Monday: Making History

Makerspace Monday: Making History

If you’ve been following Booklist Reader for the past couple weeks, you’ve already seen contributor Anastasia Suen’s delightful “Creating Makerspaces at Home” series. From now on, we will be featuring even more makerspace magic each Monday. Tune in each week @ALA_Booklist. Families staying home during the global pandemic can use history as a makerspace topic. […]

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Reviews of the Week with Kelly Yang, Ariel Lawhon, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Kelly Yang, Ariel Lawhon, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. Still here and still celebrating togetherness, hope, and resilience in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek. Booklist wishes you all well. Happy reading! Monday, March 23 ★ […]

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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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Best New Books: Week of March 24, 2020

Best New Books: Week of March 24, 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 ★ A Bond Undone, by Jin Yong and translated by Gigi Chang ★ The City We Became, by N. K. Jemisin ★ The Empress of Salt and Fortune, by […]

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Creating Makerspaces at Home: Part II

Creating Makerspaces at Home: Part II

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. These resources, however, won’t be complete without feedback from you, our readers. Have […]

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