Welcome, one and all, to our ALA Annual 2020 Alterna-Booth!
In lieu of our usual confetti, music, and various shenanigans, we’re bringing you the best that virtual conferences have to offer, including SO MANY title presentations and special author guests!
Scroll on, friends; magic and goodies await!
- ALA Virtual Book Buzz
- #MacLibFromHome Single-Title Buzzes
- Book Buzz From Home: Nonfiction, Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, & YA
- Staff Picks Happy Hour
- Webinars: Adult Headliners, Macmillan Library AF, Macmillan Librarian Preview
Thank you for visiting our alterna-booth! You lucky librarians can enter for a chance to win an ARC of the highly coveted forthcoming standalone from bestseller V. E. Schwab, THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE!
Her book, DRESSED IN DREAMS: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion, is a bold, witty, and deeply personal dive into Black America’s closet that investigates Afros and dashikis, go-go boots and hotpants of the sixties, hip hop’s baggy jeans and bamboo earrings, and the #BlackLivesMatter-inspired hoodies of today.
His book, THE HILARIOUS WORLD OF DEPRESSION, is a remarkable investigation of the disease, part memoir of his own journey, part treasure trove of laugh-out-loud stories and insights drawn from years of interviews with some of the most brilliant minds facing similar challenges.
His book TEARS WE CANNOT STOP: A Sermon to White America is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.
Raven’s debut novel, LUSTER, sees a young black woman fall into art and someone else’s open marriage in a sharp, comic, disruptive, and tender portrait of a young woman trying to make sense of her life.
Veronica’s book, QUEEN BEY: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, features a diverse range of voices–from star academics to outspoken cultural critics to Hollywood and music stars–to celebrate an iconic artist, business woman, mother, daughter, sister, wife, and black feminist.
-Starred LJ + Booklist!
-Debut thriller starring the best “wheelman” in town out for 1 last score.
-a la Lou Berney’s NOVEMBER ROAD
Hint: This is BLACKTOP WASTELAND by S. A. Cosby
-A Romeo + Juliet forbidden romance
-*scorching desire, a cruel twist of fate*
-set during the 1964 Civil Rights Movement
Hint: This is CONFESSIONS IN B FLAT by Donna Hill
-sequel to MIRAGE!!
-Two identical girls, one a princess, the other a rebel
-Who will rule the empire?
-Amani wants to keep helping the rebellion, but can she risk the people she loves most for a war she might not win?
-breathtaking + romance, with a few shocking twists!
-Readalikes: AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, THE WRATH & THE DAWN, CARAVAL
Hint: This is COURT OF LIONS by Somaiya Daud
-Finding second chances ON A BOAT
Hint: This is FLOAT PLAN by Trish Doller
-Was it HE or SHE who murdered the young woman?
-psych thriller x masterpiece of misdirection!
-by LibraryReads author of SOMETIMES I LIE
Hint: This is HIS & HERS by Alice Feeney
-While on the run from ICE, Manu discovers a secret world of witches & werewolves hidden deep within Florida’s Everglades.
-The gorgeous world-building!
-The patriarchy smashing!
-An extraordinary tale, written flawlessly
-Readalikes: WOVEN IN MOONLIGHT, THE GILDED WOLVES, CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE
Hint: This is LOBIZONA by Romina Garber
-An intimate look at gender in the music industry
-Never-before-seen stories of what goes on during hair and makeup, private lives, romance, hopes and dreams, emotions
-Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Patti Smith, Tina Turner, and more!
-The empowering women that take the stage
Hint: This is NOBODY EVER ASKED ME ABOUT THE GIRLS: Women, Music and Fame by Lisa Robinson
-GAME OF THRONES x Phillippa Gregory
-A wild ride of historical fiction with ambition, violence, & passion
Hint: This is TSARINA by Ellen Alpsten
We hope to see you all again soon!
<3 Mac Lib Team