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Booklist's Guide to Graphic Novels in Libraries, 2020


ANNOUNCEMENT

In 2020 we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment by marking reviews of powerful, female-centered stories with a special “Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020” tag.

Revisit these amazing titles in our roundup here.

Booklist Review of the Day

Earth’s Wild Music
by Kathleen Dean Moore

With nature in peril, nature writers, Moore avers, must “bear witness, beat the warning drum . . . blow the whistle, call all-hands-on-deck,” and she does so with authority and conviction in her newest, gracefully structured gathering of 32 essays “drawn from a lifetime of loving the world.”




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What Rebecca Giggs Wants You to Read: Saltwater and Sand
by Rebecca Giggs

​We invited the six 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence finalists to share lists of books that have resonated with them. Here’s what Rebecca Giggs, author of the Carnegie Nonfiction Shortlist title Fathoms:The World in the Whale (Simon & Schuster), wants you to read.

What Natasha Trethewey Wants You to Read: Our National Reckoning: Race, Justice, and the Vote
by Natasha Trethewey

​We invited the six 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence finalists to share lists of books that have resonated with them. Here’s what Natasha Trethewey, author of the Carnegie Nonfiction Shortlist title Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir (Ecco), wants you to read.

The Shelf Care Interview: John Gallagher​

In this special #ReadGraphic episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Sarah Hunter talks with John Gallagher, creator of the Max Meow Series. 

What Claudia Rankine Wants You to Read: Black Feminism and America
​by Claudia Rankine

​We invited the six 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence finalists to share lists of books that have resonated with them. Here’s what Claudia Rankine, author of Carnegie Nonfiction Shortlist title Just Us: An American Conversation (Graywolf), wants you to read.

Top of the List Listen-Alikes: Clap When You Land
by Heather Booth

Elizabeth Acevedo and Melania-Luisa Marte’s performance on Acevedo’s verse novel, Clap When You Landis particularly notable for its seamless dual narration, and in its skill in evoking poetry’s rhythm and emotion. As two sisters, one in the Dominican Republic and one in New York, learn of each other’s existence after the tragic death of their father, they struggle to make sense of their past, their future, themselves, and their relationship. Each of these titles is recommended as a listen-alike that connects with various pieces of the performance.

Top of the List Listen-Alikes: The Girl with the Louding Voice
by Heather Booth

Adjoa Andoh is a marvel in voicing Adunni, the protagonist in Abi Daré’s debut, The Girl with the Louding Voice, a Nigerian girl who is first sold into marriage, then again into servitude, yet who manages to be hopeful as she strives for education and a more independent life. This patois-rich narrative presents multiple entry points for listeners’ advisory.

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