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Booklist at ALA Virtual 2020 and Beyond

Booklist at ALA Virtual 2020 and Beyond

Sure, conference this summer won’t be accompanied by booths, swag, and towering stacks of ARCs, but ALA Virtual 2020 still has more to offer than ever: featured speakers from Stacey Abrams to Natalie Portman, book buzzes and panels galore, and all the annual awards ceremonies you’ve come to know and love. Plus, whether or not […]

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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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Shelf Care, Episode #9: Comics and Book Groups and Libraries, Oh My!

Shelf Care, Episode #9: Comics and Book Groups and Libraries, Oh My!

Durham County Library’s Patrick Holt talks about how he helps book groups find and discuss great graphic novels, audio editor Heather Booth shares her top five tips for bringing audio to your book group, and Books for Youth’s Ronny Khuri talks about the underrated art of the picture book and gives a few suggestions. Wow! […]

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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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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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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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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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Cover Trend: Retro Bathing Suits

Cover Trend: Retro Bathing Suits

Well, beaches here in Chicago are closed—but don’t tell these cover models that. Just in time for Memorial Day weekend—and Booklist‘s Spotlight on Historical Fiction—this cover trend roundup presents a quartet of summer releases set against iconic historical backdrops. For those of you unable to head to the beach, we recommend diving in to one […]

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10 Questions for Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick

10 Questions for Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick

New York Times best-selling Jayne Ann Krentz has built a successful career writing novels under three pen names: Amanda Quick for romantic suspense set in the past, Jayne Ann Krentz for the present, and Jayne Castle for the future. Inspired by her own love of books, such as The Black Stallion and the Nancy Drew […]

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Five More to Go: Nathacha Appanah’s TROPIC OF VIOLENCE

Five More to Go: Nathacha Appanah’s TROPIC OF VIOLENCE

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. ★ Tropic of Violence, by Nathacha Appanah and translated by Geoffrey Strachan How can a story so harrowing, so wrenching be so gorgeous? In […]