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A Sky beyond the Storm
by Sabaa Tahir

​At last, the fourth and final volume (alas!) of Tahir’s epic An Ember in the Ashes cycle has arrived. Happily, it finds the gang all here: Laia of Serra, of course; Elias, who is now known as the Soul Catcher, his emotions and much of his memory taken away by Mauth, aka Death; and the Blood Shrike. Oh, yes, there, lurking in the darkness, are the monstrously evil Commandant and the Nightbringer, King of the Jinn.

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Top 10 Sci-Tech Books for Youth: 2020
by Ronny Khuri

​The top 10 sci-tech books from the past year, reviewed in Booklist between December 1, 2019, and November 1, 2020, include outstanding takes on familiar topics—evolution, the moon landing, bees—as well as uncommon subjects like fog, condors, and radium poisoning.

Top 10 Sci-Tech Books: 2020
by Donna Seaman

These exemplary works of popular science explore everything from the cosmos to animal culture, offering readers new, intriguing, and empowering ways of perceiving the world around us and within us.

The Shelf Care Interview: Alex Sanchez

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Maggie Reagan talks with Alex Sanchez about his newest book, The Greatest Superpower, which comes out in February 2021 from Capstone.

The Shelf Care Interview: Duchess Harris

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, author Duchess Harris provides a historical perspective from the pages of Being LGBTQ in America: LGBTQ Social Movements in America, and she discusses the importance of empathy in schools today. 

Carte Blanche: See Here
by Michael Cart

In the Caldecott Medal acceptance speech for his innovative Black and Whitein 1991, author-illustrator David Macaulay observed that “it is essential to see, not merely to look,” adding “words and pictures can support each other.” 

Looking Beyond: The Princess Diaries
by Maggie Reagan

It seems like hardly a month goes by without someone talking about Meg Cabot’s The Princess Diaries on my Twitter feed. OK, so a lot of the time they are talking about one or both of the movies.

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