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     March 1, 2015          BOOKLIST

Spotlight on Graphic    Novels
Top 10 Graphic Novels
Top 10 Graphic Novels for    Youth
The Booklist Interview:    Congressman John    Lewis, Andrew Aydin,    and Nate Powell

Features
The Back Page: P. D.    James
At Leisure with Joyce    Saricks: Another Look    at Literary Fiction
High Demand Hot List
High Demand Hot List for    Youth


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January 2015

January 2015 Issue
Classroom Star

Common Core Resources

Review Of The Day
Early Warning
By Jane Smiley

Smiley continues the multigenerational, cross-country saga of the Iowa-rooted Langdon family she began in Some Luck (2014). As before, each chapter covers a year, this time from 1953 to 1986, and once again Smiley adeptly meshes diverse personal experiences with landmark events.

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column_at-leisure At Leisure with Joyce Saricks: Another Look at Literary Fiction
By Joyce Saricks

Asked if I read literary fiction, I’d probably admit, “No, not so much.” After all, I served on RUSA’s Reading List, which recognizes outstanding genre fiction, not Notable Books. Yet, when I consider the authors I love and whose books I always read, I find that many fall into the literary-fiction category. I recently reread Madame Bovary and Pride and Prejudice.

top10-graphic-novels Top 10 Graphic Novels: 2015
By Sarah Hunter

This year’s top 10 graphic novels, reviewed in Booklist between March 1, 2014, and February 15, 2015, cover a broad array of genres, styles, and formats, from the ingeniously simple to the weird and woolly.

Ant Colony. By Michael DeForge. Illus. by the author. Drawn & Quarterly, $21.95 (9781770461376).

column_carte-blanche Carte Blanche: Colorado, Here We Came
By Michael Cart

Travel was a treat in the days when I was young, and my family took automobile vacations every summer. By which I mean, we hopped into the family’s old green Chevy and drove for two solid weeks, seeing the sights and staying every night at motels, which in those long-gone days were called motor courts. I’d love to think that at least one was named the Bide-a-Wee Inn, but I suspect that’s just my imagination at work.

bkl-interview-almond The Booklist Interview: David Almond
By Ilene Cooper

This is the third time Booklist Senior Editor Ilene Cooper has had the pleasure of interviewing David Almond. The first time was in conjunction with the publication of Skellig (1999), Almond’s first book for children. He talked then about coming from a family of storytellers. When they spoke again in 2001, he had just won the Michael L. Printz Award for Kit’s Wilderness (2000), a book he said was exceptionally difficult to write—“a nightmare”—unlike Skellig, which “came to him like a gift.“

top10-sustainability-youth Top 10 Books on Sustainability for Youth: 2015
By Sarah Hunter

This year’s top 10 books on sustainability, reviewed in Booklist between February 15, 2014, and February 1, 2015, offer a range of perspectives on conserving our planet, from the fossil fuels buried deep underground to the rain forests speckling its surface.

Beetle Busters. By Loree Griffin Burns. illus. Harcourt, $18.99 (9780547792675). Gr. 5–8.

top10-sustainabilit Top 10 Books on Sustainability: 2015
By Donna Seaman

In the most captivating and hard-hitting books about sustainability reviewed in Booklist between February 15, 2014, and February 1, 2015, inquisitive and caring writers present, with narrative zest, crucial facts about pollution, global warming, extinction, and freshwater supplies.

Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey into the Heart of the Planet We Made. By Gaia Vince. 2014. Milkweed, $26 (9781571313577).

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