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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.

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O Say Can You Hear?
by Mark Clague

​Americans take their national anthem for granted. Sung at sporting events and patriotic commemorations, it is also often parodied, and invoked both to defend conventional patriotic sentiments as well as to criticize and protest.




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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.

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!​

Shelf Care Interview IconThe Shelf Care Interview: Johnnie Christmas

In this episode of Shelf Care Interview, Sarah Hunter talks to Johnnie Christmas about his first middle-grade comic, Swim Team.

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. 

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.

Carte BlancheCarte Blanche: Pride Month
by Michael Cart

Each year I’ve been keeping a list of new YA novels with LGBTQ+ content, and it’s been growing rapidly.

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