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Fan Favorites and Promising Newcomers | African American Fiction (and More)


Urban fiction fan favorites Ni-Ni Simone and De’Nesa Diamond return, but librarians will also want to watch promising debut authors Ginger McKnight-Chavers and Stephen Mack Jones.

Beyond Caitlyn Jenner | Collection Development: Transgender Fiction & Nonfiction, June 1, 2016


The past ten years have seen dramatically increased visibility of transgender people in the public eye. For those in the community and those wanting to understand more about it, these 30 resources will fill in many of the blanks.

Graphic Novels from Fletcher, Wu, & Co.; Morrison, Burnham, & others; and Sejic | Xpress Reviews


This work from Fletcher breathes new life into Black Canary, mature fans of the genre looking for something deeper will most appreciate Nameless, Sejic seems well equipped with talent and skills to become a lasting success

Still Evolving | Best Magazines 2015


Format shifts and strategic moves are all proof of a continually evolving magazine market. Print is not going away, but publishers’ growth opportunities are largely digital.

Best Databases | Best Reference 2015


Cheryl LaGuardia and Bonnie Swoger round up the best databases

Best Free Reference | Best Reference 2015

The best free reference resources online

Best Print Reference | Best Reference 2015


The best print reference resources of 2015

The Revenant by Michael Punke | LJ Review


Punke’s debut novel is a gripping and hard-edged tale of survival, revenge, and ultimately, redemption. It is also now a Hollywood movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.

Best Books 2015: Religion & Spirituality

religion/spirituality McGrath, Alister. The Big Question: Why We Can’t Stop Talking About Science, Faith, and God. St. Martin’s. ISBN 9781250077929. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781466890244. REL In recent years, there have been numerous books on the relationship between science and religion; many have been written by new atheists, who not only reject religion but do so […]

Saints and Sinners | African American Fiction (and More)


December’s selections are tales that could have been drawn from the Bible but offer a 21st-century slant.