The “What We’re Reading” team discusses flags, twins, graphic novels and manga, Canadian crowd control, and hot new releases from Harper Lee and Ta-Nehisi Coates.
The May 15, 1960 issue of Library Journal reviewed a new work by a debut author, Harper Lee. Her To Kill a Mockingbird was released on July 11 of that year and our reviewer, librarian Robert W. Henderson, described it as “A gripping, timely story. Strongly recommended for all libraries.” (See below for the full […]
Yes, almost a month after Flag Day, I’m thinking about stars and stripes, stars and bars, pride, prejudice, y’know…the usual things. It is a significant point in history though: the Confederate flag comes down (voted down, even better) off South Carolina’s state house; at the same time, throngs of red, white, and blue-clad revelers roar […]
There’s nothing like a Town Hall Meeting to get ideas flowing, and the event at LJ’s Day of Dialog was no exception. The roomful of librarians from across the country offered a wide variety of viewpoints, with some gentle guidance from moderator Barbara Hoffert and meeting leader Robin Nesbitt, Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) branch manager, […]
The First Novels panel at LJ’s Day of Dialog showcased six very different writers of five very different novels, with something for everyone in the audience. Authors Ron Childress, Sloane Crosley, Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, Paige McKenzie, and Claire Vaye Watkins offered animated answers to moderator Stephanie Klose’s questions and kept the session […]