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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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The Davenports
by Krystal Marquis

It’s 1910, and in Chicago, the Davenports are one of the few Black families to achieve wealth and status. Formerly enslaved William Davenport runs a successful carriage company and searches futilely for the brother he was separated from when they escaped slavery. His three children are preoccupied with the present. Olivia, the perfect society girl, knows it’s her responsibility to marry well.

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​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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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