LJ Media Reviews: May 15, 2017

No literary fiction collection would be complete without this Selection; an indelible collection of Mexico: Stories from Barkan; a seldom-seen jewel, The Last Best Year features an all-star cast; Bayou Maharajah offers great music, star power, a compelling biography, and a real feel for New Orleans

Women in Jazz: Part 1 | Music Matters

By collecting and promoting music by women in jazz, we can be a part of a countervailing force of inclusivity. To this end, I’d like to devote my next three columns to sharing a few amazing women jazz musicians and key recordings, so you can guarantee your library’s jazz collection isn’t a “boys only” club.

Making Libraries Sing | Music Matters

Instead of focusing on a genre of music, or items to add to your collections, this column offers a shout-out to a librarian with a double life, and the work she and others do to bring music to patrons in a variety of ways.

LJ Media Reviews: May 1, 2017

First thing, get Higgins’s On Second Thought; Tinti’s complicated and suspenseful story is perfectly complimented by Wiley’s nuanced narrative; a truly singular film, Speed Sisters will appeal to women and girls who dare to be different; impeccable timing makes His Girl Friday the perfect screwball comedy

Arundhati Roy, Fiona Barton, & Dean Koontz | Fiction Audio Coming in June

Fiction audiobooks publishing in June 2017

Eddie Izzard, Alan Alda, & Voices from Syria | Memoirs on Audio Coming in June

Memoirs publishing in audio in June 2017

Prog Rock, Navy SEALs, & Career Advice for the Weird | Nonfiction Audio Coming in June

Nonfiction audiobooks publishing in June 2017

A Little Excavator & a Birthday Dinosaur | Early Reader Audio Coming in June

Audiobooks for young listeners publishing in June 2017

A Ghost Machine & the Return of Max Crumbly | Middle Grade Audio Coming in June

Middle grade audiobooks publishing in June 2017

Sarah Dessen & Nancy Werlin | Young Adult Audio Coming in June

Young adult audiobooks publishing in June 2017