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The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Biography & Memoir and Audio

The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Biography & Memoir and Audio

Our June 1 & 15 double issue of Booklist is now live! This year we are celebrating the very best in memoir and biography, featuring a new collection of top 10 memoirs alongside the year’s top 10 biographies in adult and youth books. In the latest Writers & Readers column, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, acclaimed writer […]

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Makerspace Monday: Summer Camp

Makerspace Monday: Summer Camp

Not going away to summer camp this year? Never fear, summer camps can come to you on a phone or a computer. It’s always a good time to be a maker!   Camp Candlewick      Take the pledge and check in to a cabin at Camp Candlewick, a 12-week virtual book camp for grades 1–12 with […]

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Reviews of the Week with Katie Cotugno, Porochista Khakpour, Abdi Nor Iftin and More!

Reviews of the Week with Katie Cotugno, Porochista Khakpour, Abdi Nor Iftin and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles 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. Personal histories steeped in adversity, hope, and narrative magic are spotlighted in this week’s […]

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10 Questions for Susan Elizabeth Phillips

10 Questions for Susan Elizabeth Phillips

New York Times best-selling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips began writing after bonding with a neighbor over their shared loved of books. The two women decided to try their hand at writing their own romance, The Copeland Bride, which was published under the pseudonym Justine Cole in 1983. Phillips then began writing on her own, completing […]

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Best New Books: Week of June 9, 2020

Best New Books: Week of June 9, 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 Bitter and Sweet of Cherry Season, by Molly Fader ★ Dance Away with Me, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips ★ The Distant Dead, by Heather Young ★ Echo […]

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10 Questions for Farrah Rochon

10 Questions for Farrah Rochon

Farrah Rochon began writing while working on her bachelor of science at Xavier University of Louisiana; she went on to receive her master’s degree at Southeastern Louisiana University. Rochon’s first book, Deliver Me, was published in 2007, and since then she’s authored more than 30 novels as well a half dozen novellas, earning two Romance […]

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Reviews of the Week with Sylvia A. Harvey, Daven McQueen, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Sylvia A. Harvey, Daven McQueen, and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles. Booklist stands in solidarity with the Black community and is dedicated to amplifying the stories, research, and creativity of BIPOC in this space, now and always. For this week’s informative and wonderfully creative #ReviewsoftheDay, check out the list […]

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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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Best New Books: Week of June 2, 2020

Best New Books: Week of June 2, 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 Burning, by Megha Majumdar ★ The Choice, by Gillian McAllister ★ The Clutter Corpse, by Simon Brett ★ An Elegant Woman, by Martha McPhee ★ Exciting Times, […]

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Reviews of the Week with Kacen Callender, Maggie O’Farrell, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Kacen Callender, Maggie O’Farrell, 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. It’s been a short but eventful week. This week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek highlight brave self-discovery, COVID-19 facts and best practices for young readers, and a timely, […]

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