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Can’t Even
by Anne Helen Petersen

In a cultural moment rife with inter-generational sparring (“OK, Boomer”), and with millennials garnering criticism for their transient-appearing lifestyles (never buying houses or napkins), Buzzfeed culture writer Petersen cracks open why millennials behave the way they do and how the lifestyles that have been forced upon them are a detriment to society as a whole.

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Fall 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 fall 2020 and winter 2021 seasons.

Carte Blanche: Love Is in the Air
by Michael Cart

Love is in the air, everywhere, the song has it, and goodness knows it’s well-nigh omnipresent in the pages of young adult literature, everywhere except—for many years—in the pages of LGBTQ+ literature.

The Shelf Care Interview: Macmillan Library Marketing Team

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Susan Maguire talks to the Macmillan Library Marketing Team, Talia Sherer, Amanda Rountree, Emily Day, and Samantha Slavin, to answer the question: Who is this team of book-a-holics? 

The Shelf Care Interview: Kim Johnson and Alex Aster

In honor of our yearlong Women in Focus celebration, this Shelf Care Interview features two special conversations with Kim Johnson, author of This Is My America and Alex Aster, author of Curse of the Night Witch.  

Trend Alert: Love and Sports
by Ronny Khuri

​Two genres, both alike in dignity. Both physical. Mental. Sweat-inducing and suspenseful. Both hot with competition, communication, and catharsis. Sports and romance have a lot in common, so it’s no wonder that when their wires are crossed, sparks fly.

Writers & Readers: In Plain Sight
by Tiffany D. Jackson

My twentieth high school reunion just passed, and if one good thing came out of COVID-19, it’s the cancellation of any events that remind me of my age. However, I did scroll through Facebook, checking up on my fellow alums, happy to see the plethora of high school couples still together today.

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