Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, May 1, 2016

making the most of digital collections

Two helpful handbooks on digitizing your library’s collection and a useful guide for time-strapped staff seeking an effective strategy to designing and evaluating programs and proving their library’s worth

Growing Up Literary: Coming-of-Age Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf, May 1, 2016

you should pity us instead

Coming-of-age stories are an indelible part of literature; from Huckleberry to Scout, the characters that fill their pages are iconic. Here are six debuts that explore, through a wide range of mode and method, the painful path to maturity.

E-Original Romances from Carter, Cornwall, and Wells | Xpress Reviews

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Readers who enjoyed Carter’s Vengeful Love will not be disappointed in this sequel; readers will fall in love with Fia’s courage and Dair’s honor in this historical from Cornwall; Wells is skilled at creating empathetic characters who go through personal growth and triumph in the end

Seductive Teens | Fiction Reviews, May 1, 2016

drowning girls

A perfectly-paced novel that breathes new life into the well-worn tropes of young seduction, romantic obsession, and affluence; a well-written but bleak novel about teenage friendship and the emotional land mines of high school

Homes for Moms | Fiction Reviews, May 1, 2016

house for happy mothers

An interesting novel that explores the history of Melbourne through the eyes of a series of single mothers; a poignant novel from two difficult perspectives that spans several complex and often controversial topics; an absorbing modern family saga about a 48-year-old Indian-American woman who becomes a surrogate with her younger lover

Graphic Novels from Barbucci & Canepa and Giménez | Xpress Reviews

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Former Disney employees Barbucci and Canepa have created something beautiful and unique in <>Sky-Doll<>; Giménez’s memories of the ease of a society in turning to cruelty against its least members is a cautionary tale for us all

Nonfiction from Nic Dhiarmada on the Irish Rebellion | Xpress Reviews

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Nic Dhiarmada’s excellent companion volume [to a PBS documentary] that will also be enjoyed by readers interested in modern Irish history.

Fiction from Bear, Beverly-Whittemore, Buchman, Farrow, Tanner, Wilde, & Winter | Xpress Reviews

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Stories from sf genius Bear; a story for Hollywood fans from Beverly-Whittemore; firefighting helicopter-style from Buchman; “Prentiss has created a remarkable debut”; fascinating political fiction from Tanner; baseball romance from Wilde; “a sort of robotic Wuthering Heights

Music & Art, April 2016 | Best Sellers

July 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Dressing the Decades by Emanuelle Dirix | LJ Review

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LJ’s review of Emanuelle Dirix’s Dressing the Decades