Articles tagged "vote"

Drop-In Alert: OUR TIME IS NOW

On June 9, 2020, Henry Holt and Co. will publish beloved national leader Stacey Abrams’ OUR TIME IS NOW: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America, an empowering blueprint to ending voter suppression, reclaiming identity, and reshaping progressive politics.

Voter suppression has plagued America since its inception, and so has the issue of identity—who is really American and what that means. When tied together, as they are in our modern politics, citizens are harmed in overt, subtle, and even personal ways. Stacey Abrams experienced the effects firsthand, running one of the most unconventional races in modern politics as the Democratic nominee for the governorship in Georgia and the first black woman major party nominee in American history. Abrams did not become governor, but she will not concede. And the reason she won’t is because democracy failed voters. However, fixing suppression isn’t enough unless we understand how it works and how identity plays a pivotal role. Suppression and identity altered the 2016 presidential election—and will do the same in 2020. But progress can win, and here Abrams lays out how.


Women 2020 Spotlight: Jane Austen

This year is the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, and to celebrate, we will be featuring some of our favorite fiction and nonfiction females from upcoming and core backlist titles. And what better way to start than with a spotlight on one of literature’s most beloved women, Jane Austen!

MISS AUSTEN by Gill Hornby

The untold story of the most important person in Jane Austen’s life: her sister Cassandra, a woman as captivating as any Austen heroine. “The well-known friendship and bonds of loyalty between Jane Austen and her older sister Cassandra are celebrated and explored in this novel… For readers who enjoy Austen’s novels and wish to know more about her life and for those seeking excellent English historical fiction.”–Library Journal, starred review


LibraryReads 2020 Voting Deadlines

Mark your calendars now for LibraryReads’ 2020 voting deadlines!

Votes for titles published in January 2020 are due December 1, 2019

Votes for titles published in February 2020 are due January 1, 2020

Votes for titles published in March 2020 are due February 1, 2020

Votes for titles published in April 2020 are due March 1, 2020

Votes for titles published in May 2020 are due April 1, 2020

Votes for titles published in June 2020 are due May 1, 2020

Votes for titles published in July 2020 are due June 1, 2020

Votes for titles published in August 2020 are due July 1, 2020

Votes for titles published in September 2020 are due August 1, 2020


For Your Consideration: October 2019 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite October titles for the October 2019 LibraryReads list!

Votes due September 1!

NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo

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4 starred reviews!

“Fantasy readers, particularly those who love ghosts, will hungrily devour this novel.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Demand alone would necessitate purchasing multiple copies in all formats, but this is genuinely terrific.”–Library Journal, starred review

“With an aura of both enchantment and authenticity, Bardugo’s compulsively readable novel leaves a portal ajar for equally dazzling sequels.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This atmospheric contemporary novel steeped in the spirit of a mystical New Haven is part mystery, part story of a young woman finding purpose in a dark world, and is the first in a potential series.”–Booklist, starred review

CILKA’S JOURNEY by Heather Morris

From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ comes a new novel based on an incredible true story of love and resilience.


For Your Consideration: July 2019 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite July 2019 titles for the July 2019 LibraryReads list!

Votes due June 1!

BETHLEHEM by Karen Kelly

With the writing chops of Ian McEwan and the storytelling of Lisa Wingate, “a haunting debut” about two intertwined families and the secrets they’ve kept buried during the steel boom in Bethlehem, PA.


“Mixing ambivalence, nostalgia, and the power of innocence in an idyllic setting, this journey of self-discovery is an ideal summer read for those who might shun more typical ‘beach-read’ offerings.”–Booklist


Teen Read Week (VOTE FOR CARAVAL!)

Happy Teen Read Week!

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. You can also join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #TRW18.

In addition to Teen Read Week, the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten voting is now open! And Stephanie Garber’s CARAVAL is a nominee!

Now through the October 13, teens can vote for their three favorite titles from the list of nominees! Encourage your teens to vote! readmoreremove

Vote for your Favorite of Favorites!

Lovely librarians, it’s time to choose your favorite 2018 LibraryReads titles!

From now through October 15, public library staff are invited to vote for their favorites books from the “Favorite of Favorites” longlist (all LibraryReads titles from the October 2017 through September 2018 lists). Remember, anybody who works in a public library in the United States can vote in this poll!

There will be two rounds of voting before the final list is announced.

Here’s the “Favorite of Favorites” voting timeline:

October 15: “Favorite of Favorites” longlist votes due
October 20: “Favorite of Favorites” shortlist votes open
December 1: “Favorite of Favorites” list released


Thanks for supporting LibraryReads! Keep reading and voting! (Here’s what we suggest for the January 2019 list; votes due December 1.)

LibraryReads 2019 Voting Deadlines

HEADS UP! LibraryReads changed their monthly voting deadlines, so mark your calendars NOW for 2019:

Votes for November 2019 LibraryReads list titles are due October 1, 2019
Votes for December 2019 LibraryReads list titles are due November 1, 2019
Votes for January 2020 LibraryReads list titles are due December 1, 2019

Remember you can read in any format you like (print or e-) but please submit your votes via Edelweiss and NetGalley. Vote early and vote often!


LibraryReads 2017 “Favorite of Favorites” Shortlist Voting Now Open

The LibraryReads 2017 “Favorite of Favorites” shortlist of 25 titles was just revealed and it’s up to YOU, librarian friends, to vote for your top 10 favorites once again from now through October 30.

Macmillan titles still in the running include:
GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny
THE DRY by Jane Harper


The final 2017 “Favorite of Favorites” list will be revealed on December 1.
Don’t forget you can also vote for the next monthly list (December 2017/January 2018, nominations due 11/20)!
Check out our suggestions here.

Vote THE SELLOUT for “One Book, One New York!”

Amazing news: Man Booker Prize winner THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty is a finalist for the inaugural “One Book, One New York” program, a city-wide initiative that will bring book-loving New Yorkers together to read the same book at the same time!

Watch actor Giancarlo Esposito tell you why you should vote for THE SELLOUT:

Vote for THE SELLOUT online here or at interactive digital kiosks on NYC subway platforms now through February 28!