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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 Jasmine Project
by Meredith Ireland

Ireland pens a refreshing YA contemporary about a young girl finding herself and taking a stance to finally live on her own terms. Jasmine and her blended family are the centerpieces as Ireland depicts a family that seemingly has nothing in common but are connected through their love and devotion to one another.


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Current Features

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.

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.

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.

Core Collection: Women’s Tennis
by Bill Ott

​This list stretches from Victorian England to the present and covers key figures in the women’s game from Lottie Dod to Serena Williams.

Writers & Readers: We Are Always Enough
by Schuyler Bailer

​In the fall of 2015, I became the first transgender athlete to compete for a men’s team in any NCAA Division 1 sport. At our first meet, I stood alongside my new (male) teammates, our names blasted over the PA system.

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