4 Stars for JUST US

First, she changed the conversation with CITIZEN: An American Lyric. Now, Claudia Rankine’s essay collection JUST US: An American Conversation has received FOUR starred reviews! “Touching on Beyoncé, blondness, skin lightening, and the inherent tensions in her own interracial marriage, Rankine once again opens a literary window into the Black experience, for those willing to […]

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Day’s YA: Black YA Authors

This edition of Day’s YA highlights YA and YA-OK books by Black authors Note: This list is not exhaustive, but is meant to be a jumping off point. Please support these (and all) Black authors in any way you can, now and always. YA: ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE by George M Johnson BLACK GIRL UNLIMITED […]

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New Titles for the NEA Big Read Library

New Titles for the NEA Big Read Library

Each year the National Endowment for the Arts gathers new books to add to their NEA Big Read library, which is chock-full of titles sure to inspire fun opportunities and discussions for your community-wide reading programs. Today, the NEA Big Read committee announced six new books that will now be included, and we have three […]

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Required Friday Reading (8/10/18)

Required Friday Reading (8/10/18)

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 to help you do just that: A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival by Melissa Fleming 2018 Alex […]

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2017 Community Reads Recommendations

2017 Community Reads Recommendations

Although our Academic Marketing division created the “Books for the First-Year Experience” for colleges and universities, we strongly believe that the titles featured in this catalog foster the sort of discussion and self-reflection that make library-led, city-wide reading programs so memorable. The updated catalog for 2017 is now available and features titles such as: BLACK […]

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Your Next Book Club Pick Is…

Your Next Book Club Pick Is…

Well, only you know what your library’s book club is reading next, but we will happily share these expert suggestions: The NEA Big Read recently expanded their selection to “offer a selection of books that is contemporary, diverse, and relevant to our times.” Their Macmillan picks are: CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine GILEAD […]

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New York Times Notable Books of 2015

New York Times Notable Books of 2015

The gray lady picked 20 Macmillan titles: Fiction & Poetry THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT by Helen Phillips An administrative worker’s experiences pose existential questions in Phillips’s riveting, drolly surreal debut novel. CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine A meditation, in prose poems, images and essays, on what it means to be black in our racially […]

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2015 PEN Award Winners

2015 PEN Award Winners

The PEN American Center announced the winners for their 2015 Literary Awards and they include four Macmillan titles: PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography THE QUEEN’S BED by Anna Whitelock PEN Award for Poetry in Translation I AM THE BEGGAR OF THE WORLD by Eliza Griswold PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction THE DOG by […]

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Pulitzer, LA Times Book Prize & Indies Choice Winners

Pulitzer, LA Times Book Prize & Indies Choice Winners

So. Many. BOOKS! So. Many. AWARDS! 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners General Nonfiction THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert (Winner) NO GOOD MEN AMONG THE LIVING by Anand Gopal (Finalist) AGE OF AMBITION by Evan Osnos (Finalist) History ENCOUNTERS AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD by Elizabeth A. Fenn (Winner) 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize […]

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2015 PEN Literary Awards Longlist

2015 PEN Literary Awards Longlist

Yesterday the PEN American Center announced the longlists for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards and they include 17(!) Macmillan titles: PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction THE DOG by Jack Livings THE WIVES OF LOS ALAMOS by TaraShea Nesbitt PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? by Michael Hofmann […]

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