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Kwame Alexander’s THE PLAYBOOK: Rules to Live By

Kwame Alexander’s THE PLAYBOOK: Rules to Live By

Lynn: Parents and teachers of teenagers should be all-too-familiar with how many of their charges feel about rules and advice. My own two sons could have rolled their eyes for America! But those of us who have (mostly) achieved adulthood know that there is a lot of good advice that could really help young people. […]

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Page to Stage: Books on Broadway

Page to Stage: Books on Broadway

There’s no denying that it’s certainly been the Year of Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical surprised no one when it won the Tony Award for Best Musical in June, and swept 10 other categories besides. (For an excellent behind-the-scenes account, check out this audiobook.) Hamilton is a singular sensation to be sure, but Broadway’s been bursting […]

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The 31 Horror Films in 31 Days Challenge: 2011

The 31 Horror Films in 31 Days Challenge: 2011

Our newest intern showing up for work. As Booklist‘s resident horror expert, it’s not just the Stephen King and Rick Yancey novels I need to devour to keep on top of terrifying trends. Any serious horror fan knows the crossover between books and movies is especially key in this genre–you can hardly be versed in […]

Posted in: Books and Movies
Reward Piles: or, M&Ms in Book Form

Reward Piles: or, M&Ms in Book Form

Cindy and Lynn: Pavlov would have loved us. We’re behavior mod kind of gals. We’re assigned reading by Booklist and by each other for the blog and somehow, even if it’s a book you wanted to read, once someone assigns it to you a bit of the shine disappears. So, enter the beauty of the […]

#ReadGraphic: 11 Graphic Novels for YA Readers

#ReadGraphic: 11 Graphic Novels for YA Readers

Today marks the launch of Booklist‘s first-ever Graphic Novels in Libraries Month campaign, a program devoted to providing librarians with the tools they need to select, curate, and promote graphic titles for patrons of all ages. What can you expect? Amplified comics-related content all month long, including video interviews with Raina Telgemeier, Meg Cabot, Ngozi […]

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A Womb of One’s Own: Contemporary Feminist Dystopia

A Womb of One’s Own: Contemporary Feminist Dystopia

Feminist dystopias are having a moment. I can’t think of any reasons why. Many of them have to do with fertility and reproduction. Again, not sure why that would be a thing people would have nervous feelings about that they want to express through speculative fiction. These books often intersect issues of fertility with apocalyptic […]

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Maria Sibylla Merian: Woman of Science, Art, and Courage

Maria Sibylla Merian: Woman of Science, Art, and Courage

Lynn: In the author’s note of her first biography, Joyce Sidman recalls her first encounter with Maria Merian’s work in the Minneapolis Museum of Art when she saw prints of her intricate depictions of natural life.  Like most of us, Sidman knew little about Merian. “In many ways, Maria was an enigma. She rarely wrote […]

Bollywood, Heart Transplants, & the Indian Kennedys: An Interview with Sonali Dev
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Bollywood, Heart Transplants, & the Indian Kennedys: An Interview with Sonali Dev

In 2014, Sonali Dev won the American Library Association’s award for best romance. Since then, she continues to craft excellent stories about love, family, and healing. In her latest novel, A Distant Heart, a rare immunodeficiency confines young Kimi to her mansion, where she befriends her window washer, Rahul. Later, the sociopathic leader of a black-market organ […]

For Fans of TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN, 20 Narratives about Mental Health

For Fans of TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN, 20 Narratives about Mental Health

John Green’s latest unputdownable YA novel, Turtles All the Way Down, tackles the tough topic of anxiety disorders, specifically Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. As Michael Cart writes in his starred review, ” Green, a master of deeply felt material, handles all of this with aplomb. With its attention to ideas and trademark introspection, it’s a challenging but […]

The Latest Booklist: 50 Years of YA

The Latest Booklist: 50 Years of YA

The June 1 & 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 349 new reviews and 17 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or […]