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- Newsmaker: Sonia Sotomayor October 16, 2018Now she’s brought those stories to younger readers with two new books: The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor (Delacorte Press, September), for middle graders; and the picture book Turning Pages: My Life Story (Philomel, September). American Libraries spoke with Justice Sotomayor while she traveled to an appearance at Chicago Public Library. I understand that […]Terra Dankowski
- Newsmaker: Eric Klinenberg October 11, 2018Klinenberg spoke with American Libraries about his lifelong love of libraries and the inadvertent lessons learned from Amazon stores. Your book opens with a discussion of the 1995 Chicago heat wave, which killed more than 700 people in just a few days. Why did you decide to start there? Eric Klinenberg: It was the first … Continue reading Newsmaker: Eric Kli […]Amy Carlton
- By the Numbers: Banned Books Week September 25, 2018This year’s Banned Books Week is September 23–29. 416 Number of books banned or challenged in 2017, according to the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF). 100,000 Number of copies that Angie Thomas’s young adult novel, The Hate U Give, printed in its first month. The Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoree, about … Contin […]Jordan Sarti
- 2018 Library Design Showcase September 4, 2018The post 2018 Library Design Showcase appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.Phil Morehart
- Newsmaker: Sonia Sotomayor October 16, 2018
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- Lethal White by Robert Galbraith review – Strike at the London OlympicsThere’s sharp social comedy to be found in JK Rowling’s latest Cormoran Strike book – if you can navigate a complex murder mysteryThere’s a lot going on in Lethal White, Robert Galbraith’s fourth outing, so, first, let’s tackle the thriller part of the plot. It is London in 2012; there is “a tinge of excitement and nervousness about the capital”, and “compla […]Alison Flood
- They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib – reviewThe critic’s urgent collection of music journalism sheds light on life as a black man in modern AmericaThere’s a moment in Hanif Abdurraqib’s excellent collection of essays on music, mortality and being black in America today when he is describing Prince’s famous Super Bowl performance in 2007. As the rain gets heavier, Prince becomes more mystical. Abdurraq […]Nikesh Shukla
- Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce – reviewColm Tóibín’s examination of three writers’ relationships with their fathers is full of insight and intrigueDoes every man secretly desire his father’s death? The great biographer Richard Ellmann believed there was something in this idea, noting that it recurs in the work of, among others, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Edmund Gosse and JM Synge; and in his new book […]Rachel Cooke
- Lethal White by Robert Galbraith review – Strike at the London Olympics
- eLife Debuts a New Section of Its WebsiteeLife has launched eLife Science Digests, a new section of its website featuring article digests—research that has been chosen by its editors and that is described in plain language.
- DPLA Shares Ebook Initiative UpdatesThe Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has announced updates on its ebook programs. Now in its second year, DPLA Exchange is working with five pilot libraries that are using it to buy content and download free materials.
- Study Reveals That DNA May Not Be AnonymousIn the WIRED article "Genome Hackers Show No One's DNA Is Anonymous Anymore," author Megan Molteni says that people's DNA information may be openly available on geneology websites.
- eLife Debuts a New Section of Its Website