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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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The Porcupine of Truth
By Bill Konigsberg

Seventeen-year-old Carson has come from New York City to Billings, Montana, to spend the summer with his dying father, whom he hasn’t seen in 14 years. Things are different in Billings.

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bkl-interview-lewis-aydin-powell The Booklist Interview: Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
By Sarah Hunter

When March: Book One came out in 2013, it was a breakout hit. Congressman Lewis’ personal journey from son of a sharecropper to civil rights leader made an easy shift to the graphic-novel format, helped in particular by Andrew Aydin’s writing assistance and Nate Powell’s stunning, dynamic artwork.

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

Time-traveling teen cops, more than one rebooted superhero, creeping dread, and girl power aplenty characterize this year’s 10 best graphic novels, reviewed in Booklist from March 1, 2014, to February 15, 2015.

Hilda and the Black Hound. By Luke Pearson. Illus. by the author. Flying Eye, $24 (9781909263185). Gr. 2–5.

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.

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