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Read, Reflect & Discuss

“After a contentious campaign season filled with divisive rhetoric, we are now hearing from our members and in the news media about incidents of bigotry and harassment within our communities. During times like these, our nation’s 120,000 public, academic, school, and special libraries are invaluable allies inspiring understanding and community healing. Libraries provide a safe place for individuals of all ages and backgrounds and for difficult discussions on social issues.— ALA President Julie B. Todaro’s statement on Libraries, the Association, Diversity, and Inclusion

It’s important, now more than ever, to continue reading, reflecting, and engaging in open dialogue about the issues facing us all as a nation. Here are our picks of new and forthcoming titles to help do just that:

TEARS WE CANNOT STOP: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson
As the country grapples with race with anguish and anger at a level not seen since the 60s, one of America’s leading black voices speaks out honestly and provocatively to white America. “University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and a leading public intellectual once ranked among the 100 Most Influential African Americans by Ebony magazine, Dyson here expands on his editorial, challenging white America to do its part in improving race relations. Brief yet pointed; with comparisons to James Baldwin’s THE FIRE NEXT TIME and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert

WE GON’ BE ALRIGHT: Notes on Race and Resegregation by Jeff Chang
A provocative and timely collection of essays from a celebrated cultural critic on race, diversity, and resegregation. “Readers seeking remedies to racial discord will instead find a multifaceted history lesson coupled with troubling updates on recent urban upsets within the author’s interconnected discourse. With his galvanizing message, Chang reiterates that while there is much work to be done on the inequality front, the opportunity to ‘get it right’ has not passed us by. A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

I’M JUDGING YOU by Luvvie Ajayi
“Ajayi, known in the social-media sphere as Awesomely Luvvie after her blog, which attracts 500,000 readers a month, has crafted a smart, vividly humorous handbook for the social-media generation, which is all of us. Her ‘do-better’ calls for us to reclaim common sense, compassion, and critical thinking, in both personal and online interactions. Astute and timely advice, wittily presented.” — Booklist, starred review

WHITE RAGE: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
From the end of the Civil War to our combustible present, an acclaimed historian reframes the conversation about race, chronicling the powerful forces opposed to black progress in America. “A book that provides necessary perspective on the racial conflagrations in the U.S.” — Kirkus Reviews readmoreremove

Banned Books Week 2016

Happy Banned Books Week, lovely librarians! This is the week (Sept 25 – Oct. 1) to re-read and recommend all your favorite banned and challenged books.

This year’s theme is diversity and the lovely folks at BBW have put together a list of frequently challenged books with diverse content, as well as resources for librarians and free downloadable art to help spread the word about Banned Books Week.

The ALA also has lots of great resources on Banned Books Week, including lists of frequently challenged books, banned/challenged classics, top 10 frequently challenged books, the 100 most frequently challenged books by decade, the most frequently challenged authors of the 21st century, and MORE free downloadable materials.

Share your love of banned books all week long!

Take a selfie with your favorite banned book and tweet it out to @BannedBooksWeek with the hashtag #ireadbannedbooks. If you’re feeling inspired to read aloud, we highly recommend that you submit a banned book reading video to the Virtual Read-Out page on YouTube.

Check out BannedBooksWeek.org for more live and online events, including this free webinar on Thursday, Sept. 29 about how librarians can help support authors whose books have been banned or challenged.

Thank you for continuing the fight for our FREADOM!

Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter 2013 (booth 2435)

ala exhibitingThe ALA Midwinter Meeting is coming up! Please visit us in the booth (#2435) and join us for all of our exciting events.

Book Battle III in the Book Buzz Theater 

Saturday, January 26th
1:00pm-2:00pm
Washington State Convention Center | Room 608-609

Talia Sherer and Chris Vaccari return as misfit library marketers in the third episode of their highly acclaimed Book Battle series... Come hear them sound off about forthcoming titles from Macmillan (HUZZAH!) and Sterling (BOO!). 

See the full Book Buzz Theater schedule here.

AAP's Library Family Feud!

Sunday, January 27th 
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Washington State Convention Center | TCC LL4-5

Over the past few months over 100 librarians filled out a top secret trivia questionnaire. Now five Adult Services Librarians will go head-to-head with five popular authors to see who's quickest on the draw to guess the most common responses. This will be a battle for the ages. Ask yourself one question, are you bookish enough?

Add this event to your calendar here.

AAP / Library Journal Annual BookTalk Breakfast

Monday, January 28th 
8:30am to 10:00am
Washington State Convention Center | TCC 301

Co-hosted by the Association of American Publishers Trade Libraries Committee and Library Journal each year, this annual breakfast will feature several authors including Ben Schrank (LOVE IS A CANOE). RSVP required.

Details and reservation link here.

Gala Author Tea

Monday, January 28th 
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Grand Hyatt Seattle | Leonesa Ballroom

Join United for Libraries for this traditional and popular event. Enjoy a light repast of finger sandwiches and tea as several best-selling authors, including Amanda Hocking, discuss their writing. Author signings follow and most books will be given away for free!

Advance purchase tickets are $49 each ($45 for United for Libraries members). On-site tickets are $55 each while seats are available.

Details and ticket information here

YALSA offers some great advice about walking the exhibit hall like a pro; take a look!

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Talia’s Booklist Hosted Mystery Webinar!

 Enjoy the best in mysteries and thrillers from Macmillan!

ALA Midwinter Graphic History!

Awards from ALA Midwinter!

Great Graphic Novels for Teens
Trotsky
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
The Chosen One

Best Books for Young Adults
The Chosen One

Alex Award
The Good Soldiers

Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
Every Crooked Pot
A Long Way Gone
Hot Girl
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