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Booklist Review of the Day

by Michael Cunningham

Ordinarily, spring brings a measure of hope. But by focusing on one spring day, April 5, in each of the years 2019, 2020, and 2021, Cunningham (A Wild Swan and Other Tales, 2015) sets the stage for painful irony as his characters are wrung dry as they make it through one of the defining experiences of our lives, the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fall Travel Guides: 2023
by Annie Bostrom

​These travel guides, set to be released over the next six months, support people ready to get out of the house and remind us to take care of the planet as we explore it. As always, there’s also much to offer those who prefer to travel in the house, via sensational writing and jaw-dropping photos.

Shelf Care iconShelf Care #30: Free People Read Freely; Banned Books Week 2023
By Susan Maguire

In this episode of Shelf Care: The Podcast, host Susan Maguire talks to four people addressing banned books in different ways: Cortney Hall and Matt Rodrigues from NBC Chicago Today’s Banned Book Club; Amanda ReCupido, Vice President of the Downers Grove Public Library Foundation and chair of the committee for their freedom to read fundraising gala; and Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman, who shares a Booklist feature about censorship as well as a few books she’s been loving recently.

Shelf Care Interview logoThe Shelf Care Interview: DK Dyson and Rudy Gutierrez

In this episode of Shelf Care Interview, Heather Booth talks with author DK Dyson and illustrator Rudy Gutierrez

Essentials: Unlikely Pairings Teen Romances Old and New
by Maggie Reagan

Over the last few decades, romance stories available for teens have expanded to include more kinds of heroes, more kinds of love, and more kinds of happily ever afters. Unlike genre romance for adults, the rules of what makes a teen romance aren’t as clear, leaving plenty of room for the next great love story.

Shelf Care Interview logoTeen Book Club Resources from HarperCollins Children’s Books

Don’t miss these incredible Fall releases from four acclaimed YA authors sure to spark discussion.

partial image of Blood Sisters book cover10 Questions for Vanessa Lillie
By John Charles

Vanessa Lillie is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and the author of the bestselling suspense novels Little Voices and For the Best. With fifteen years of marketing and communications experience, Vanessa hosts a weekly Instagram Live event with crime fiction authors and was a columnist for the Providence Journal. She lives on Narragansett Island in Rhode Island.

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