Women 2020: Under Cover and Changing the World (2/24/20)

This thrilling Women 2020 spotlight goes undercover with sorority girl-turned-CIA and FBI agent, Tracy Walder. Tracking terrorists and searching the world for weapons of mass destruction, she led and influenced women and changed the world. THE UNEXPECTED SPY: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World’s Most Notorious […]

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Adult Books for Teens

This month’s roundup of Adult Books for Teens includes a CIA memoir, an epic fantasy, an historical look at the 1938 Cote d’Azur, and a western featuring queer librarian spies on horseback. UPRIGHT WOMEN WANTED by Sarah Gailey97812502135872/4/2020 Award-winning author Sarah Gailey reinvents the pulp Western with an explicitly antifascist, near-future story of queer identity. […]

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Librarians and Spies: A Letter from Tracy Walder

Tracy Walder went straight from her college sorority to to the CIA, where she hunted terrorists and WMDs. In her memoir, THE UNEXPECTED SPY: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World’s Most Notorious Terrorists, she tells the story of her life in the CIA and, later, the […]

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ALA MW 2020 Book Buzz Theater Recap (1/26/20)

Don’t let #ALALeftBehind get you down! If you weren’t able to come to our title presentation during ALA Midwinter 2020 last week, here are all the exciting forthcoming Adult + YA titles we talked about! Adult LUSTER by Raven Leilani | 8/4/20 | 9780374194321 | HCTHE BOOK OF V. by Anna Solomon| 5/5/20 | 9781250257017 […]

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For Your Consideration: February 2020 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite February titles for the February 2020 LibraryReads list! Votes due January 1! THE BOATMAN’S DAUGHTER by Andy Davidson A supernatural thriller about a young woman facing down ancient forces in the depths of the bayou. 2 starred reviews! “Davidson’s style is restrained, with a slow burn that explodes […]

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