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 September 15, 2014          BOOKLIST

Spotlight on Romance
Story Behind The Story:    Taking A Break
Core Collection: Gay and    Lesbian Romance Novels
Top 10 Romance Fiction
Transgender Teens and    Romance
Top 10 Romance Fiction    for Youth
Talking With: Sara Farizan
Core Collection: Regency    Romance Authors on    Audio
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Best Travel Series of the    Year: 2014
Travel Guide Roundup:    Fall 2014
Top 10 Literary Travel    Books
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September 2014

September 2014 Issue
Classroom Star

Common Core Resources

Review Of The Day
Sweetwater
By Lisa Henry

Henry (Bliss, 2014) vividly and erotically explores the coming-of-age of a young gay man in 1870 Wyoming in this dark historical romance of loss, shame, grieving, and rebirth.

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cc_gay-romance Core Collection: Gay and Lesbian Romance Novels
By Pat Henshaw and Donna Seaman

The foundational premise of the romance genre is that true love will repeatedly face adversity, only to triumph over every trial and tribulation. Romance writers have imagined all kinds of baffling and obdurate opposition, from the protagonists’ distrust of sexual chemistry and fear of commitment, to family objections and social condemnation due to the lovers’ differing economic class, race, ethnicity, or religion.

banned-books Celebrate Banned Books Week with Graphic Novels
By Eva Volin

Launched in 1982 in response to a surge in reported book challenges in schools, bookstores, and libraries, Banned Books Week (held this year on September 21–27) is a time when hundreds of libraries and bookstores across the country set up displays, host events, and stage read-ins to help focus attention on the problem of censorship.

best-travel-series-2014_f1.jpg Best Travel Series of the Year: 2014
By Brad Hooper

Smart and stylish. Everyone loves smart and stylish, especially when those two qualities pertain to travel guides. And National Geographic guides have smarts and style in spades. They not only help you get the best out of a place, they practically insist, by their bountiful and comely illustrations and their highly spirited text, that you get up off the sofa and go, go, go. It is with pleasure that we announce NatGeo guides as our best travel guide series of 2014. Some recent titles follow.

cc_regency-romance-audio_f1.jpg Core Collection: Regency Romance Authors on Audio
By Joyce Saricks

Regency Romances, set roughly from the end of the eighteenth century through the early years of the nineteenth century, when George IV acted as regent for his father, George III, feature fascinating details of dress, carriages, and the elaborate social mores of the ton, Britain’s aristocracy. They often combine adventure and intrigue with romantic comedy, but what makes them splendid entertainment on audio is the witty dialogue, often better heard than read. To satisfy eager listeners, here’s a core collection of the best of the best, organized by author.

story-behind-earls-mistress_f1.jpgStory behind the Story: Liz Carlyle’s The Earl’s Mistress
By John Charles

Taking a Break

If Liz Carlyle didn’t get bored so easily, she might never have become an author. The first time Carlyle, pen name for Susan T. Woodhouse, seriously considered becoming a writer was in the seventh grade, when a teacher told her she had literary talent. During her senior year in high school, Carlyle won a Scripps-Howard writing scholarship, and she majored in journalism in college. Carlyle did some freelance work for the local paper but worried that she might not land a full-time newspaper job after graduation.

transgender-teens-and-romance Transgender Teens and Romance
By Michael Cart

It was a story the media found irresistible: two transgender teens—Katie Rain Hill, an MTF transgender, and Arin Andrews, an FTM transgender—from small Oklahoma towns met against all odds and fell in love. Katie was the first to attract attention when a Tulsa newspaper did an article on her, but both teens sprang to national celebrity when the TV program Inside Edition subsequently did a feature on them. By this time, they were represented by a British media content company, and, inevitably, other media appearances followed.

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