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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Galley giveaway!
Galley giveaway!

Say Her Name Read an extraordinarily adaptation in this week’s issue of The New Yorker In the summer of 2007, acclaimed writer Francisco Goldman’s young wife Aura Estrada died from injuries sustained in a surfing accident on a beach in … Continue reading

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The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report
The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report

  The financial and economic crisis has touched the lives of millions of Americans who have lost their jobs and their homes, but many have little understanding of how it happened.  Now, in this very accessible report, readers can get … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Thought She Was Cool
The Girl Who Thought She Was Cool

Aside from a deep dislike of reality TV, I like to think I’m relatively in touch with popular culture. But occasionally I am disabused of this notion by the very cool books coming from BenBella’s Smart Pop series. The Girl … Continue reading

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Galley giveaway!
Galley giveaway!

One of our hot books at last week’s Winter Institute—an annual meeting for booksellers—was Lydia Millet’s middle-grade YA title, The Fires Beneath the Sea. This week, we’re giving librarians the opportunity to win a free galley of this wonderful book. … Continue reading

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A Chance To Make History
A Chance To Make History

Wendy Kopp shares what she has learned in her twenty years at the center of a growing movement to end educational inequity in America. Kopp shows that we can provide children in low income urban and rural communities with an … Continue reading

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Purple Daze
Purple Daze

What a surprise it was to be strolling down the aisles at ALA and seeing Sherry Shahan in your booth, decked out in 60’s regalia, signing copies of her terrific new book, Purple Daze. I read it on the plane … Continue reading

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Another 2010 Notable
Another 2010 Notable

    A Gift From Childhood: Memories of an African Boyhood by Baba Wagué Diakité from Groundwood Books makes Smithsonian Magazine’s list of 2010 Notable Books for Children!! Author Baba Wagué Diakité weaves the folklore from his native Malian villiage … Continue reading

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A sweet book
A sweet book

Saltwater Taffy goes on sale today! This terrific middle-grade book has gotten stellar reviews from educators and kids. Set in the seaside town of Port Townsend, Washington, Saltwater Taffy follows the lives of five friends as they uncover a treasure … Continue reading

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Celebrating the best in reading

ALA Notable Book Council announces its selections for the 2011 Notable Books List Top Fiction     Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes from Atlantic Monthly Top Genre Fiction -Romance RUSA Reading List     A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh from Vanguard Press    CONGRATULATIONS!

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Congratulations Nancy Pearl

Nancy Pearl:LJ’s 2011 Librarian of the Year Book lover extraordinaire Nancy Pearl joins LJ‘s elite cadre of top librarians. Her work has reinforced reading via libraries as essential and empowering for all people. Her innovations in training have deepened the … Continue reading

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