Nonfiction Round-Up (6/8/20)

A beautiful and engrossing memoir of escaping the First Liberian Civil War + a little known history of the fight for gay rights + a touching and life-transforming story of the nation’s first all-black high school rowing team = this nonfiction round-up. THE DRAGONS, THE GIANT, THE WOMEN: A Memoir by Wayétu Moore 2 starred […]

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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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Sneak Peek: June 2020 Indie Next List

The June 2020 Indie Next list features 3 Macmillan titles! THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY by Natalie Jenner ISBN 9781250248732, on sale 5/26/20 A LibraryReads pick + 2 starred reviews! “Readers who enjoy character-driven novels will want to read this book. Like Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’s THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, […]

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For Your Consideration: June 2020 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite June titles for the June 2020 LibraryReads list! Votes due May 1! THE SECOND HOME by Christina Clancy “With nostalgia as thick as the scent of coconut-scented sunscreen, THE SECOND HOME explores the consequences of emotional decisions and the strength needed to set things right.”–Booklist, starred review THE […]

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Booklist’s Core Collection: Immigrant and Refugee Writers

Booklist highlights immigrant and refugee writers who have come to the U.S. in their recent Core Collection roundup, including these two Macmillan titles: SHE WOULD BE KING by Wayétu Moore SHE WOULD BE KING is a spectacular blend of history and magical realism that follows three extraordinary characters: in the West African village of Lai, […]

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Winter 2019–2020 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview

Winter 2019–2020 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview

Hey all you book club hosters, the Winter 2019–2020 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview includes 8 Macmillan titles! Top 10 #1: SHE WOULD BE KING by Wayétu Moore Family & Coming of Age THE FAMILY TABOR by Cherise Wolas Backlisted But Not Forgotten 300 ARGUMENTS by Sarah Manguso PYONGYANG: A Journey in North […]

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ALA Midwinter 2019 Adult Book Buzz Titles

ALA Midwinter 2019 Adult Book Buzz Titles

We hope you enjoyed our Booze + Book Buzz at ALA Midwinter! For those who were #alaleftbehind, here’s everything we buzzed about: THE MOMENT OF LIFT: How Empowering Women Changes the World | Melinda Gates | April 23, 2019 | 9781250313577 MIRACLE CREEK | Angie Kim | April 16, 2019 | 9780374156022 THE NIGHT TIGER […]

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See You @ ALA Midwinter 2019 (Macmillan Library booth #810)

See You @ ALA Midwinter 2019 (Macmillan Library booth #810)

Only a couple weeks left until ALA Midwinter! Make sure to come by our booth #810 and some of our many events to meet our great authors! Daily doings: Friday, January 25: Opening Session with Melinda Gates (THE MOMENT OF LIFT)Fri 1/25 | 4:00-5:15 PMWashington State Convention Center Ballroom 6A-BAdd to your schedule. In-booth signing […]

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Donna Seaman Interviews Wayétu Moore

Donna Seaman Interviews Wayétu Moore

Earlier this month, Booklist‘s Donna Seaman interviewed debut novelist Wayétu Moore about SHE WOULD BE KING, the fifth Sarah Jessica Parker Pick for Book Club Central. The two covered everything from the importance of telling stories to how Liberian history is central to that of our own. Read on. Click for a Discussion Guide, Read-Alike Titles, Downloadable Images, […]

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ALA Midwinter 2019 (Macmillan Library booth #810)

Coffee, rain, glass-blowing, and grunge… Can Seattle really be summed up that easily? Well… We can’t wait to find out in January during ALA Midwinter! Daily doings: Friday, January 25: Opening Session with Melinda Gates (THE MOMENT OF LIFT) Fri 1/25 | 4:00-5:15 PM Washington State Convention Center Ballroom 6A-B Add to your schedule. In-booth […]

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