No Longer Hidden Figures | RA Crossroads

Simultaneously joyful, smart, immensely entertaining, and elegantly confrontational of the prejudices women endured, Hidden Figures speeds by with the magnetic pull of achievement.

Power to the People | Collection Development: Alternative Energy, February 1, 2017

URBAN NORTH AMERICANS consume a lot of energy each day—per capita, 100 times that of pre­agricultural humans. These 30 resources will connect with readers wanting to enter the energy industry or learn more about techniques and costs.

LJ Media Reviews: February 15, 2017

A boisterous and heartwarming debut from Chang; a must-listen for “Notorious RBG” fans; BBC’s Capital is part mystery and part social commentary; a master class in “teaching creativity”

LJ Media Reviews: February 1, 2017

A teacher in an orphanage inherits a fortune in Balogh’s series opener; three excellent narrators bring to life Picoult’s story of racism in contemporary America; for anyone with the slightest interest in comics in particular and art in general; it won’t take long to grow to love Altman’s Short Cuts

Reviewers of the Year 2016

A huge thank you to all our contributors, and special recognition to those who made this year even more outstanding. Interested in joining the LJ reviewing team? Click on the article for further details.

Russia: 100 Years Later | Collection Development: Soviet History, January 2017

Spanning two continents, 11 time zones, and more than 100 nationalities, Imperial Russia crumbled in 1917 while the empire was still mired in World War I. These 30 titles will recount Soviet history upon this monumental anniversary.

Punch-Drunk Love, Mia Madre & The Best of Cinerama | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, January 2017

Carefully restored classics, family predicaments and absurdities with well-staged comic relief; and big name actors such as Adam Sandler, John Turturro, and Emma Thompson, makes this collection wonderfully diverse

LJ Media Reviews: January 2017

Atwood updates The Tempest in Hag-Seed; for fans of gentle romance who want a story with substance; a must-see for art lovers; can Ross Poldark survive a new season?; this film is a must-have for every public library

Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks | Video Reviews, December 2016

A survey of some of the top foreign & indie movies, brought to you by reviewer Jeff T. Dick, including For the Love of Spock, a touching tribute to Leonard Nimoy

LJ Media Reviews: December 2016

Alice Hoffman is Faithful to a girl devastated by the harm she caused her dearest friend; a Palestinian man renews his love of music by becoming The Idol