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Booklist's Guide to Graphic Novels in Libraries, 2020

Shelf Care: Summer Scares!

Booklist’s Shelf Care podcast episode 13, Summer Scares, is now available.  Hear from author Silvia Moreno-Garcia and librarian horror expert Becky Spratford, librarians Konrad Stump and Evelyn Gathu, and Booklist’s own Julia Smith about this year’s Summer Scares program.

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Bee People and the Bugs They Love
by Frank Mortimer

Mortimer’s enthusiasm bursts forth on every page, and his storytelling skills make this a practical handbook for novice beekeepers and a delightful read even for those who can’t imagine ever managing a buzzing hive.

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Top 10 Books on the Environment & Sustainability: 2021
by Donna Seaman

The most clarifying and resonant books about environmental issues and sustainability reviewed in Booklist over the past 12 months tell the elucidating and affecting stories of endangered animals and places as well as passionate observers, activists, and scientists.

Spring Youth Preview: 2021
by Taylor Crossley

​This announcement section offers  readers a selected preview of notable new titles for young adult, middle-grade, and young readers. All titles will be published in the spring or summer 2021 season.

The Shelf Care Interview: Traci Sorell

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Julia Smith talks with Traci Sorell about her new book, CLASSIFIED: THE SECRET CAREER OF MARY GOLDA ROSS, which publishes this March under a Lerner’s Millbrook Press imprint. 

Listen-Alikes: Tell Me a (Short) Story
by Terry Hong

​Short stories can be the perfect antidote to these days of winter blues, pandemic panic, and cabin fever. Deesha Philyaw’s debut short-story collection—The Secret Lives of Church Ladiesa much-lauded, National-Book-Award-finalist—illuminates the lives of nine Black woman with a performance from Janina Edwards as nuanced as the characters she portrays. 

Talking With: Kelly Loy Gilbert
by Reinhardt Suarez

I was lucky to be able to have a conversation with Kelly Loy Gilbert, author of Conviction (2016), Picture Us in the Light (2018), and her forthcoming When We Were Infinite. Her novels uniquely capture the worlds inhabited by Asian American teens navigating the multiple worlds of their families’ pasts and their own present as Americans.

Notes from the Field: Combating Misinformation and COVID-19
by Olivia Kuncio

​The public is turning to libraries for help deciphering all the messages and news swirling around COVID-19 and the vaccination effort that is under way across the country. We wondered how our colleagues at Chicago Public Library were meeting this need, knowing that their experience and advice would be of help to all our readers. —Donna Seaman


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