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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.

Booklist Review of the Day

Beloved Beasts
by Michelle Nijhuis

​Self-described “itinerant biologist” turned journalist Nijhuis tracks the many-faceted evolution of the great debate over whether we should protect other species, and, if so, which ones and how, questions we’ve grappled with ever since we invented technologies that enable us to quickly drive species into extinction.




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Core Collection: Facing Extinction
by Donna Seaman

Here are seminal writers introducing key environmental concepts and perspectives, others focusing on individual species, and a number addressing the planet’s biodiversity. All seek to inspire awe and a sense of ecological connection and responsibility.

Top 10 Books on the Environment & Sustainability for Youth: 2021
by Julia Smith

Lessons in conservation, green living, and stewardship flow through these outstanding titles, all reviewed in Booklist between March 1, 2020, and February 15, 2021.

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. 

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.

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. 

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