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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 […]

2018 National Book Award Finalists Announced

2018 National Book Award Finalists Announced

Earlier this morning, the National Book Foundation announced its 2018 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 14. We will all be tweeting out the winners so follow along! Fiction A Lucky Man, by Jamel Brinkley […]

2018 Youth Media Award Winners Announced

2018 Youth Media Award Winners Announced

Early this morning at the Midwinter Meeting in Denver, the American Library Association announced the 2018 Youth Media Awards to a cheering crowd. Here’s a list of this year’s winning and honor titles, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.   JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly   Newbery Honor Books Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, […]

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Kwame Alexander Starts Publishing Imprint

Kwame Alexander Starts Publishing Imprint

The New York Times has reported that Kwame Alexander is launching his own publishing imprint, Versify, with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He told the Times that the imprint will focus on “risky, unconventional books like The Crossover,” his Newbery Medal-winning 2014 debut novel, written in verse. Alexander’s inaugural list will be published next spring. We can’t […]

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Another Look at Choose Your Own Adventure Books
By January 29, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Another Look at Choose Your Own Adventure Books

  It is one of my most vivid memories of reading. I’m eight years old and in the family van, an ugly beige behemoth lacking air-conditioning. This is relevant because it’s summer, and the van, already steaming, is sitting in the center of a grocery-store parking lot, heat waves baking off the cement. My mom […]

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