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Booklist's Guide to Graphic Novels is now live!

It’s Graphic Novels Month here at Booklist, and we’re celebrating by making our renowned Guide to Graphic Novels in Libraries FREE to all!

Want even more graphic novel offerings, including webinars, interviews, suggestions on how to combat censorship in your library, and more? Check for updates on our blog, where we’ll house all the graphic novel goodies we’re sharing this month.

Booklist Review of the Day

Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies
by Maddie Mortimer

English novelist Mortimer’s debut novel is a poetic story of a woman and the cancer that consumes her body. In playful and surreal prose, the narrative is voiced in part by Lia’s cancer itself as it moves through her organs, tracing the story of her life and the lives of her husband, Harry, their daughter, Iris, and her previously estranged mother, Anne.




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The Booklist Odyssey Interview HarperAudioThe Booklist Odyssey Interview: HarperAudio
by Heather Booth

Boogie Boogie, Y’all and When You Look like Us were both produced on behalf of HarperAudio by Almeda Beynon. This is her first Odyssey win.

June copy of Booklist ReaderPrint Is Coming: Everything You Need to Know about Ordering Booklist Reader in Print
Those of you at ALA Annual may have heard our exciting news: Booklist Reader is coming to print! If you’re as pumped as we are to share this patron-friendly, librarian-approved resource with your community, read on below and check back in for updates on how to subscribe!​

The Shelf Care Interview: Bao Phi

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Susan Maguire talks to Bao Phi, author of You Are Life.

part of Spear Cuts through Water book coverBooklist and LibraryReads Read ‘n’ Rave 2022

At this year’s ALA Annual Conference, Booklist and LibraryReads teamed up to bring back the popular Read ‘n’ Rave, where superstar librarians scour the Exhibit Hall floor to find the books you’ll want to know about for late summer and fall. 

Listen Up Family Listening for SummerListen Up: Family Listening for Summer
by Heather Booth

Recommending an audiobook to share across generations and with a range of ages can be a tricky prospect! Guide your listeners to options based first on who is listening, and then find common interests within that age range.

The Carnegie Medal Interview: Tom Lin
by Terry Hong

​Terry Hong, Booklist Contributing Reviewer and chair of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence selection committee, had questions for Tom Lin, winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for his first novel, The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu.

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