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

Naoko

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.

Going to a Bad Place | What We’re Reading

Death Note

Fiction takes us to some bad and Bad places this week

Classic Returns Returns! And Goes to the Movies | Classic Returns

GetCarter

Summertime is all about beach reads and blockbuster films—slipping into that air-conditioned cinema to cool off and escape reality for 90 minutes or so, immersing oneself in an alternate universe. We’re going to the movies for this return of Classic Returns, with rereleases and reissues of books that were made into movies, and are about […]

Learning from the Past | What We’re Reading

Orange Is the New Black

Time to go to prison, read to the kids, rumble with the Greasers and Socs, and pick a family with the School Library Journal/LJ staffers this week.

Family Stories, Twins, Con Artists, and Gatsby Love | What We’re Reading

Ghost Story

Now that LJ/SLJ staffers have relocated to a new office, we’re ready to report on what we’re reading again!

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