Postcards from Paris 1950: Remembering Howard Fast

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Howard Fast’s birth, the author’s daughter, Rachel Fast Ben-Avi ) recalls those three months in 1950 when she, at the age of six, received postcards from a father who was “spending the summer in Paris.” At the time, Fast was in a federal prison for refusing to name names before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Still Scared | What We’re Reading

Sharp Objects

LJ and School Library Journal staffers’ post-Halloween reads and some guest appearances by a debut author and book review journalists

Spotlight on Garth Stein | LibraryReads Authors

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In A Sudden Light, Garth Stein’s first novel after his momentous best seller, The Art of Racing in the Rain, 14-year-old Trevor travels with his father, Jones Riddell, to the imposing family mansion on Puget Sound.

Shining, Creeping, Haunting, Turning, Scaring | What We’re Reading

The Haunting of Hill House

In the run-up to Halloween, the ghosts, ghouls, witches, and warlocks at LJ/School Library Journal share their favorite scary reads.

Personal Bests | What We’re Reading

Truth Be Told

LJ/ School Library Journal staffers—and a special guest librarian—talk about Girls Gone and on the Train; Getting Better Than Before; Watching Anjelica; politics and prizes in China; what to wear; and animal-human transmissions

New York Comic Con: Highlights and Surprises

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It has been reported that 151,000 people attended New York Comic Con this past weekend, causing the annual event to beat its unrelated competitor, San Diego Comic-Con, in size. I last attended Comic-Con in 2009, as an ardent supporter of graphic novels. This time I attended for Library Journal, purposely seeking out panels about diversity […]

Special Report: Brooklyn Book Festival | What We’re Reading

The Empire of Necessity

A special report from the 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival and what selected attendees are reading.

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.

Caitlin Doughty | LibraryReads Author

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Q&A with September LibraryReads top vote getter Caitlin Doughty

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.

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