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February 15, 2020

January 2020

January 2020 Issue


Finding Balance
by Kati Gardner

Like Jase Ellison, Mari Manos is a cancer survivor. Unlike Jase, however, Mari lost one leg to the disease. Both teens are close during summers at Camp Chemo, but when Mari transfers to Jase’s exclusive Atlanta West Prep, he freaks. No one there knows his medical history, so instead of welcoming Mari, he rudely pretends not to know her.

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Current Features

Top 10 Health & Wellness for Youth: 2020
by Ronny Khuri

​As discussion on mental health increases and women’s reproductive rights endure continued attacks, we present our first Top 10 list for health and wellness titles, including fiction and nonfiction resources for middle-grade and young-adult readers in need of education or understanding.

Top 10 Health and Wellness: 2020
by Donna Seaman

From a lively tour of the human body to diagnoses of what ails our healthcare system to moving accounts of coping with dementia and a hair-raising account of an Ebola outbreak, the best health and wellness books of the past 12 months illuminate our quest for public and private well-being. 

The Shelf Care Interview: Chris Ferrie

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Julia Smith talks to Chris Ferrie, award-winning physicist and popular author of science books for children about his new series, the Everyday Science Academy. 

Booklist Backlist: When a house is not just a home . . .
by Andrienne Cruz

A house is usually more than just a place to rest your head, but the houses depicted in these thrillers and tales of psychological suspense truly stretch the idea of home as an entity beyond merely an abode.

Spring Youth Preview: 2020
by Taylor Crossley

​This announcement section offers Booklist readers a selected preview of especially notable new titles for young adult, middle-grade, and young readers. All titles will be published in the spring or summer 2020 season.

Lightning Round: Diverse Book Awards
by Julia Smith

...the following—some given by the American Library Association, some not—represent a few of the less widely discussed literary honors that recognize books devoted to some form of diversity.

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