Books America Needs To Read | In the Bookroom

One idea solidified by the fascinating February 15 panel, discussion “Challenging Topics, Challenging Times: Four Best-Selling Authors Reflect upon Culture, Creativity, and Changing the Conversation,” is that all Americans need to keep reading.

Carnegie Medals, Notable Books List Announced | ALA Midwinter 2017

Winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction were announced on Sunday, January 22, at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the America Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits conference in Atlanta

Back Pocket RA: The Year Concludes with Memorable Fiction | Wyatt’s World

As 2016 nods its head in farewell, here are five novels that will long be read, well into next year, and the years beyond.

A Year in Books | The Reader’s Shelf, December 2016

In keeping with this column’s end-of-the-year tradition of highlighting favorite titles, a number of readers’ advisors have surveyed their bookshelves and pulled novels they have deeply enjoyed.

National Book Awards Challenge Political Climate with Literature, Celebration

On Wednesday, November 16, following a presidential election that shook the literary community to its roots, the National Book Foundation came back fighting at an awards ceremony where endorsement of a broad view of social justice for America was evident from the moment host Larry Wilmore took the stage. Virtually every speaker expressed strong dismay […]

Books of Oz, Movies, Marketing, & More | What We’re Reading

The intrepid WWR team circles the globe and/or adjusts the armchair this week.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead | LJ Reviews

Whitehead’s superb new novel raises the bar for fiction addressing slavery.

Magazines, Essays, and Some Romance | What We’re Reading

This past week, Library Journal and School Library Journal staffers went to BEA, and we are still feeling its throws. Guy and myself are going without books for a time, and Bette-Lee got her hands on a new book that will make her fellow romance fans green with envy.

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