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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

Sparrow Envy
by J. Drew Lanham

​Lanham, a birder, wildlife ecology professor, writer, and poet, improvises on the practice and language of bird watching in this provocative collection. As he considers nature’s intricacy, beauty, and mystery and humankind’s ironies, tragedies, and joys, his poems shimmer with precise observations conveyed in a walking-in-the-woods cadence energized by alliteration and near and internal rhymes.




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Writers & Readers: A Place Good Enough for Man and Birds
by J. Drew Lanham

​On many days In my own backyard, I wonder about the birds that somehow find “home” in the postage stamp of waning suburbia. My yard used to be oak, hickory, and pine, but was turned by someone’s idea of “progress” some forty years ago from wild forest to feral fragment.

Talking with Juana Martinez-Neal: Beauty and Difficulty
by Sarah Hunter

There are lots of books about environmental degradation, but Juana Martinez-Neal’s Zonia’s Rain Forest, which we selected as one of our Top 10 Environment & Sustainability Books for Youth this year, takes a fresh, poignant approach, telling the story from the perspective of an Asháninka girl living in the Peruvian Amazon.

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. 

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.

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.

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