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HOW TO BE A GOOD CREATURE: Lessons in Living from Sy Montgomery

HOW TO BE A GOOD CREATURE: Lessons in Living from Sy Montgomery

Lynn: Sy Montgomery is a familiar name to nature-loving readers of all ages. The author of more than 20 books, she is a National Book Award finalist and the recipient of many awards including the Sibert Award, the Henry Bergh Award for Nonfiction, and others. Her most recent book, How to Be a Good Creature: A […]

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Having Their Say: The Goodman Theater’s Neena Arndt on the Delany Sisters
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Having Their Say: The Goodman Theater’s Neena Arndt on the Delany Sisters

In 1993, Sadie and Bessie Delany published Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years, which went on to top bestseller lists. (It was also featured as one of ALA’s “Best Books of 1994.”) The Delany sisters, both more than 100 years old when journalist Amy Hill Hearth recorded their oral history, experienced the […]

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Society of Midland Authors 2018 Award Winners and Finalists

Society of Midland Authors 2018 Award Winners and Finalists

Marking the triumphs of Midwestern authors published in 2017, the Society of Midland Authors announced the winners of its annual award today. The ceremony will be held in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, May 8th, to commemorate the winners and their works from the last year. The winning and honored titles, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible, are […]

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with 10 Excellent Books by Native American Authors

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with 10 Excellent Books by Native American Authors

While cities and states across the nation celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, why not pick up one of these outstanding books by an outstanding Native American author? The following ten titles are linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews.   An American Café, by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe Ready for a change from the banking career that proved […]

150 Memoirs and Biographies of Women, by Women

150 Memoirs and Biographies of Women, by Women

I did this last year, but it feels like the day to do it again: 1 Like = 1 biography of a woman’s life written by a woman for u to read — #rachelsyme (@rachsyme) March 8, 2017 International Women’s Day was on Tuesday. To celebrate, the writer Rachel Syme did something amazing: in the […]

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Sniffles and Snouts: 25 Books for Fans of “A Dog’s Purpose”

Sniffles and Snouts: 25 Books for Fans of “A Dog’s Purpose”

Between the feel-good, viral sensation of “Little Kids and Their Big Dogs” and the film adaptation of the bestselling novel A Dog’s Purpose, be prepared for a run on your books about furry friends and the feels. Here are 25! The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein  A Big Little Life: A Memoir of […]

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10 Books for Fans of PBS’s SOUNDBREAKING

10 Books for Fans of PBS’s SOUNDBREAKING

Over the last week I have discovered PBS’s new documentary series Soundbreaking. I have not caught up on all eight episodes yet, but what I have seen was immediately addicting. The show starts with the producer’s role in the creation of pop music and expands to include histories of punk, hip-hop, and MTV—all the while mindful of […]

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Pride and Poverty: Beyond HILLBILLY ELEGY

Pride and Poverty: Beyond HILLBILLY ELEGY

J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy has been on the NYT bestseller list for fifteen weeks. In talking about his Appalachian and Rust Belt youth, Vance—a former Marine and Yale Law School graduate—explores how the bottom rung of middle class always seemed out of reach for so many of his friends and family, how manufacturing jobs disappeared, marriages […]

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Reviews of the Week: Aravind Adiga, Veronica Roth, Megyn Kelly, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Aravind Adiga, Veronica Roth, Megyn Kelly, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from November 14 through 18 below, so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Monday, November 14  And Then the Sky Exploded, by David A. Poulsen Kids often grapple with […]

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Sharing Soldiers’ Stories on Veterans Day

Sharing Soldiers’ Stories on Veterans Day

Today, we honor servicemen and -women for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Tales of battle have been handed down for centuries, and writers of fact and fiction continue to explore not only what soldiers take into battle, but also what follows them home. Some of the best […]