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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 […]

14 #OwnVoices Mysteries for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

14 #OwnVoices Mysteries for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Ready for some double duty? As you may know, May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (woo-hoo! happy me!). Additionally, May is also #MysteryMonth at Booklist. To celebrate, here’s a list that hasn’t been done before on the Booklist Reader: mysteries and thrillers by #OwnVoices APA writers. I know, such a high body count gathered […]

Five More to Go: Crystal Hana Kim’s IF YOU LEAVE ME
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Five More to Go: Crystal Hana Kim’s IF YOU LEAVE ME

Introducing our newest feature, in which we give Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.    If You Leave Me, by Crystal Hana Kim In rendering her multivoiced, multilayered ancestral and cultural history into […]

Time Traveling Audiobooks for Youth
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Time Traveling Audiobooks for Youth

Time travel, time paradoxes, time shells, time hollows—are they fantasy? Reality? The following titles are billed as fiction, but they’re also a look into endless possibilities. Last week, we brought you audiobooks about time travel for adults, but it’s time (sorry) younger readers got their due. Go ahead—or back.   47, by Walter Mosley, read […]

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Time Traveling Audiobooks
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Time Traveling Audiobooks

Time manipulation—obsession with, desire for, and attempts at—is a timeless conundrum and, thus far, an elusive temptation. Our ever-waxing fascination is evident in classic stories and sci-fi favorites. Contemporary pop culture continues to feed the frenzy, from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, with its foray backward, to the new Benedict Cumberbatch vehicle How to Stop […]

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The Refugee Experience for Children and Young Adults

The Refugee Experience for Children and Young Adults

Editor’s note: Families are being separated at the border. Children are being held in concrete cages. Young readers who find themselves in better circumstances can learn about the refugee experience through this broad compendium of books, originally published as a two-part list in August of 2017.  The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for […]

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From the Desk of Blossom Culp: A Tribute to Richard Peck

From the Desk of Blossom Culp: A Tribute to Richard Peck

Cindy: Like it does for most of his readers, our admiration for Richard Peck and his writing runs deep. Tributes since his May 2018 death (like this one from Booklist columnist Michael Cart) have mentioned his longevity as a popular writer, and I can attest to that as both a former child and a librarian. […]

Graphic Gems: Novels, Biographies, and Memoirs for Younger Readers

Graphic Gems: Novels, Biographies, and Memoirs for Younger Readers

Since I recently shared some utterly satisfying single-volume graphic titles for adults, I figured I should point out a few outstanding titles for middle-grade and YA readers, as well. That said, so-called grown-ups will surely find many of these titles just as satisfying. Equal literary opportunities for all! Be Prepared, by Vera Brosgol Caldecott Honor […]

Strength through Struggle: Ruta Sepetys Talks about Her Latest Novel and Writing for Young Adults
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Strength through Struggle: Ruta Sepetys Talks about Her Latest Novel and Writing for Young Adults

“Clearly,” Ruta Sepetys says with a good-natured laugh, “I have no idea what my books are about.” She’s speaking to a room packed full of people who have come to hear her discuss her latest release, Salt to the Sea, a novel about the greatest maritime disaster in history. As a multi-award-winning author whose books have […]