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What I Want You to See
by Catherine Linka

​Sabine Reyes knows rock bottom. After her mother died suddenly, Sabine spent much of her senior year living out of her car. Landing a scholarship to CALINVA, a prestigious California art school, means that she’s finally able to take a breath.

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Top 10 Arts Books for Youth: 2019
by Sarah Hunter

Books about music, painting, comics, photography, and sculpture—even a couple of mysteries—make up this list of the past year’s top 10 books about art, all of which were reviewed in Booklist from October 15, 2018 to October 1, 2019. 

Top 10 Arts Books: 2019
by Donna Seaman

Many of the ten best arts books reviewed in Booklist over the past year reclaim or more fully appreciate artists whose legacies have been neglected or minimized due to their gender, sexual orientation, or race, while other titles offer new perspectives on icon figures and music itself. 

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Inside Series Nonfiction: Examining Source Notes
by Julia Smith

In the age of fake news, there’s been a surge in books and series addressing this topic and that of identifying or evaluating solid sources. Ironically, it’s common for these very books to not contain clear source notes or bibliographies. What’s the deal? Are works-cited sections optional in nonfiction books these days?

Listen Up: Full Cast Audio for Adults
by Heather Booth

If the phrase “full cast recording” conjures thoughts of overwrought radio dramas or an awkward interplay between narrators, think again. Booklist describes a full cast recording as any audiobook that includes more than two narrators, which encompasses a variety of productions remarkable in scope and style.

Core Collection: YA for Foodies [login required]
​by Sarah Hunter

Teens with an appetite for adventurous eating, cooking-competition shows, and experimenting in the kitchen are the perfect pairing for these YA novels all about food—making it, eating it, turning it into a career, and, for many of these protagonists, developing meaningful relationships around it.

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