Tag: adult nonfiction

Reading with Pride: LGBTQIA+ Titles for Adults, Teens, and Children

Reading with Pride: LGBTQIA+ Titles for Adults, Teens, and Children

We are celebrating Pride Month within the glow of the historic June 15, 2020 U. S. Supreme Court decision ruling, which states that the 1964 Civil Rights Act does, indeed, protect gay, lesbian, and transgender employees from discrimination based on sex. The long, difficult, now stronger-than-ever fight for LGBTQIA+ rights has inspired and been inspired […]

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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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Five More to Go: Kim Hyun Sook’s BANNED BOOK CLUB

Five More to Go: Kim Hyun Sook’s BANNED BOOK CLUB

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. ★ Banned Book Club, by Kim Hyun Sook with Ryan Estrada, illustrated by Ko Hyung-Ju Busan-based wife-and-husband team Kim and Estrada mine […]

Five More to Go: Cho Nam-Joo’s KIM JIYOUNG, BORN 1982
By April 17, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Cho Nam-Joo’s KIM JIYOUNG, BORN 1982

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. ★ Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, by Cho Nam-Joo and translated by Jamie Chang Cho’s narrative is part bildungsroman and part Wikipedia entry. […]

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 […]