Darkness and Light | What We’re Reading

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This week a skeleton crew of School Library Journal/LJ staff confronts trolls, superflu, Hollywood idols, and some dark, dark desires.

Batman, Essays, Mazes, Clones, and Breaking the World Shouting Record | What We’re Reading

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LJ and School Library Journal staffers carry the WWR flag into the world of clones, mazes, and bat caves.

Q&A: Malka Marom

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Canada-based singer and broadcast journalist Malka Marom talks to LJ about her book Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words, a thoughtful account of Joni Mitchell’s life and creative process.

Special Edition: Report from the 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards | What We’re Reading

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LJ goes to the Rona Jaffe Foundation Awards ceremony to ask the literati: “What are you reading?”

Betrayals, Bound Feet, Ghosts, and Rollergirls | What We’re Reading

Roller Girl

This week the School Library Journal/LJ staffers learn some things about spycraft, Chinese culture, roller derby doings, imperfect relationships, and growing up in 1970s Texas.

Old and New Friends Board the Mothership | What We’re Reading

The New York Nobody Knows

School Library Journal/LJ readers bake bread, hike New York City, read some classics, contemplate veils, and bury the bodies in this week’s “What We’re Reading” column.

Anniversaries, Desserts, White Trash, Texas Noir | Classic Returns

The Glass of Fashion

This edition of Classic Returns includes a father of fashion commentary, a mother of crime fiction, a postwar man of letters, and a Texas noir storyteller.

Librarians, Gowns, Books-to-Film & Caribbean Diasporas | What We’re Reading

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The School Library Journal/LJ staff gets back to work with a bookshelf’s worth of What We’re Reading

Summer’s Almost Gone | What We’re Reading

The Devotion of Suspect X

As Labor Day looms and autumn approaches, LJ/School Library Journal staffers squeeze a little more summer reading into the schedule.

Survivors, Rebels, & Ruins | What We’re Reading

Lost New York

What are the SLJ/LJ editors reading this week? Stories of survival and more.

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