Tag: adult nonfiction

I Have a Plan: Women in Politics

I Have a Plan: Women in Politics

This morning, following a disappointing turnout in Tuesday’s primaries, Elizabeth Warren announced she would be ending her bid for the presidency. Known as the “woman with a plan,” Warren inspired voters across the U.S. with her detailed policy proposals and incisive wit. Today, in honor of Women’s History Month—and all the women with plans throughout […]

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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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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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Five More to Go: Kim Sagwa’s B, BOOK, AND ME
By February 11, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Kim Sagwa’s B, BOOK, AND ME

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ b, Book, and Me, by Kim Sagwa and translated by Sunhee Jeong Although this book is set in a coastal suburb […]

2019 National Book Award Finalists Announced

2019 National Book Award Finalists Announced

Earlier this morning, the National Book Foundation announced its 2019 finalists. Find them below, listed by category and linked to their Booklist reviews when available. The awards ceremony will be held on the evening of November 19. We will all be tweeting out the winners, so be sure to follow along at www.twitter.com/ALA_Booklist! Fiction Black […]

Five More to Go: Maaza Mengiste’s THE SHADOW KING
By September 25, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Maaza Mengiste’s THE SHADOW KING

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ The Shadow King, by Maaza Mengiste Maaza Mengiste’s indelible debut, Beneath the Lion’s Gate (2010), put Ethiopian historical fiction on countless […]

Teaching Kiese Laymon’s HEAVY in Prisons

Teaching Kiese Laymon’s HEAVY in Prisons

At the very end of the 2019 Carnegie Medals celebration in Washington D.C. this past June, I met Dr. Erin Corbett. After an already memorable evening of rousing, emotional speeches from medal winners Kiese Laymon (Heavy) and Rebecca Makkai (The Great Believers) and keynote speaker Laura Lippman, Corbett added a whole new layer to my […]

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13 Fall Faves, Speed-Dating Style

13 Fall Faves, Speed-Dating Style

Oh, good gracious! I can’t stand it: soooo many amazing books and my aging eyeballs just can’t keep up! Last week at ALA Annual, I got to “Read ‘n’ Rave,” but I had such an embarrassingly overflowing list, the buzzer went off (uh-oh!), and I couldn’t finish sharing all my titles. #Greedy, yep! But here […]

Transgender Pride, Literally: 11 Titles by #OwnVoices Authors and More

Transgender Pride, Literally: 11 Titles by #OwnVoices Authors and More

Happy final Friday of Pride Month. Wow . . . that went by quickly! I have 25 (no lie!) more books on, under, next to, and all around my desk that I will not be covering here, which is actually a good thing, because that’s proof that twenty-first-century titles by and about the transgender and […]

Immigrant Heritage Month by the Book(s)!

Immigrant Heritage Month by the Book(s)!

June is #ImmigrantHeritageMonth, which began in 2014 and has been recognized and celebrated by the (Obama) White House as “a time to celebrate diversity and immigrants’ shared American heritage” since 2015. “Immigration,” the White House declares, “is part of the DNA of this great nation.” Perhaps now more than ever—fueled by the ubiquity of alarming […]