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See the Winners of the Booklist Blog Readers’ Choice Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural Booklist Blog Readers’ Choice Awards, and thank you to everyone who participated! Check out the winners of each category below.

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I Went to See My Father
by Kyung-Sook Shin, translated by Anton Hur

​Shin (Violets, 2022), the first woman Man Asian Literary Prize winner, reunites with award-winning translator Hur. In what is clearly a companion to internationally best-selling Please Look after Mom (2011), Shin again combines autobiographical elements to explore the absences, layers, and nuances of parent-child relationships.

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Shelf Care logoShelf Care #27: RA Training, the Audies, and Mothman 
By Susan Maguire

On this episode of Shelf Care: The Podcast, host Susan Maguire talks to Jessica Trotter of the Capital Area District Libraries (MI) about all things readers’ advisory training, from grassroots staff efforts to defining core competencies and all kinds of stuff in between.

Spring Travel Guides: 2023
by Annie Bostrom

​Twice a year, we gaze out at the landscape of travel publishing and report back. This time around, we’re pleased to see lots of updates of perennially popular guides, as well as new titles to mesmerize globetrotters and armchair travelers alike.

image from The Fiancee Farce10 Questions for Alexandria Bellefleur
​By John Charles

A Pacific Northwesterner at heart, Alexandria Bellefleur has a weakness for good coffee, Pike IPA, and Voodoo doughnuts and, here, answers the Booklist Blog​’s questions about her latest, The Fiancée Farce.

The Booklist Printz Interview: Sabaa Tahir
by Maggie Reagan

Every so often, a book comes along that does the impossible: it lives up to the hype. The 2023 Printz Award winner was also crowned with the 2022 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the Boston Globe­–Horn Book Award. But more than that, Sabaa Tahir’s All My Rage is a book about and for teenagers, a book that treats the trials (and their aftermath) of its characters with the utmost care, crafting a story that feels tender and wholly real.

Listen Up: Atmospheric Accents
by Heather Booth

Listening to an audiobook set in a distant locale can create a sensory backdrop for travel or offer an armchair-travel opportunity. The stellar accent work here will take you away and vibrantly create a sense of place and time.

Trend Alert: Picture Books for Older Readers
by Sarah Hunter

Read on for a list of recent and forthcoming titles that will appeal to those drawn to poetry, the darker side of fairy tales, thought-provoking explorations of one’s place in the world, or a particularly bewitching piece of art.

LibraryReads logoLibraryReads April 2023 Picks

Every month, library staff from across the country have the chance to vote on upcoming adult titles that they loved reading and cannot wait to share. Participation is open to everyone who works in a public library, whether they are senior staff or new arrivals, in any area of the library.

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