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Booklist launches Booklist Reader for library patrons and the public

Booklist proudly announces the launch of Booklist Reader, a new digital library patron–facing magazine featuring diverse readers’ advisory recommendations for readers of all ages.

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Booklist Review of the Day

The Teller of Secrets
by Bisi Adjapon

​This breathtaking debut novel from Nigerian Ghanaian author Adjapon is a coming-of-age story seen through the eyes of a naive but feisty Nigerian Ghanaian girl named Esi.

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Top 10 Romance Debuts: 2021
by Donna Seaman

Booklist reviewers praised these exceptional romance fiction debuts over the past year, novels that choreograph love-over-obstacles in a TV studio, a university, at a rodeo, and in a 1920s Irish village. 

Top 10 Romance Fiction: 2021
by Donna Seaman

Featuring Victorian London and present-day L.A., entrepreneurial witches, a stress-management coach, a movie star, and a PI, the best romance novels reviewed in Booklist during the last year exemplify the glorious range of this love-centric genre.

The Shelf Care Interview: Sara Pennypacker

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Sarah Hunter talks to Sara Pennypacker, author of Pax: Journey Home.

Top 10 Romance for Youth: 2021
by Sarah Hunter

Love takes many forms in this list of excellent romances for teens, all reviewed in Booklist between September 15, 2020, and September 1, 2021, which feature crushes, true love, and heartbreak—and, through it all, a healthy dose of meaningful self-discovery.

Booklist Backlist: Pro Wrestling Roundup
by Ronny Khuri

​Like it or not, professional wrestling has always been popular with children—of all ages—and why shouldn’t it be? Wrestling is a unique form of theater, more about storytelling than dangerously roided-out meatheads smashing each other’s spray-tanned faces into steel objects. And it can provide a natural gateway into other storytelling forms, including books. The following titles are sure to pump up young wrestling fans, bringing the glamour, drama, and excitement of the squared circle to the page.

Fall Youth Preview: 2021
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 2021 and winter 2022 seasons.

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