National Book Critics Circle Awards | Publishing Year 2016

On Thursday, March 16, at the New School in New York City, the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) announced the recipients of its book awards for publishing year 2016. As with last November’s National Book Awards, a sense of political urgency hung over the proceedings.

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.

Back Pocket RA: Nonfiction | Wyatt’s World

These five memorable titles span a wide range and are likely to be long remembered

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

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

Working Vacations | Wyatt’s World

As many patrons prepare to take summer vacations, consider suggesting books about the working life of others. Here are five recent examples to get started, covering a range of jobs and types of reading.

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren | LJ Review

Jahren’s first book is a refreshing mix of memoir about her journey as a woman scientist and musings about plants, the central focus of her successful scientific endeavors.