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Infographic: World Reading Habits in 2020

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Have you wondered how other people spent their time in lockdown this year?   While the pandemic has led to FaceBook, YouTube and Netflix increasing their usage, and enrolments in online education platforms like MasterClass exploding, an age-old pastime has also been popular — reading books.   Editing and proofreading service...
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Movie Teaser: Chaos Walking (Patrick Ness)


  This first book in the Chaos Walking trilogy is now a major motion picture starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland, directed by Doug Liman (director of  The Bourne Identity  and  Edge of Tomorrow ), written for the screen by Patrick Ness and Christopher Ford, and produced by Doug Davison, Allison...
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Chaos Walking is one of my all time favorite series! I'm happy I discovered the books years ago, but I love seeing other people in... Read More
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Spotlight on The Haunting of Beatrix Greene (Serial Box)

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GET INTO THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT WITH  ‘THE HAUNTING OF BEATRIX GREENE’  AVAILABLE TODAY ON SERIAL BOX   NYT Best-selling Author Rachel Hawkins Leads the Writing Team for the Historical Horror Series Available for Reading and Listening     WHAT: Grab your hot cocoa, turn on the fireplace and immerse yourself in...
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Summer Kick-Off: 8 YA Books to Bring With You to the Beach & Elsewhere!









Summer's just begun, and though it doesn't look like the summer of last year, you can still safely enjoy outings—and any of these books would make a lovely companion.       99 Days by Katie Cotungo From the acclaimed author of How to Love comes another stunning contemporary novel, perfect...
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Black Lives Matter Contemporary Fiction





















Black Lives Matter Contemporary Fiction Don't miss out on these fantastic “Own Voices” reads by award winning Black authors     Piecing Me Together By: Renee Watson 2018 Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner Acclaimed author Renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl striving for success...
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The things you give are very convincing, I have read it many times and feel very logical. This is my own opinion, but many people ... Read More
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Shopping for Books? Try These Black-Owned Bookstores!















Black-Owned Bookstores For those of you getting ready to buy books on your TBR list, here are some Black-owned bookstores that you can support with your purchases:      Sister's Uptown New York, NY   http://www.sistersuptownbookstore.com/ [sistersuptownbookstore.com]          The Lit Bar The Bronx, NY     http://www.thelitbar.com/ [thelitbar.com]...
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10 LGBTQ Books by Black Authors!











  IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY by Claire Kann https://www.clairekann.com/ Description: Claire Kann's If It Makes You Happy is a coming-of-age novel about a young girl learning to embrace her cultural and sexuality identity.   Winnie is living her best fat girl life and is on her way to the best...
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Must Read! 10 Amazing Contemporaries by Black Authors!











***List provided by YABC Staffer Stephanie Augustine***     The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds     https://www.goodreads.com/ book/show/21490991-the-boy-in- the-black-suit     This Side of Home by Renee Watson         https://www.goodreads.com/ book/show/22392935-this-side- of-home     The Voice in My Head by Dana Davis    ...
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PRESS RELEASE: 2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners Announced

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2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners Announced   Winners of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Award were announced by the Association of Jewish Libraries today in Philadelphia, PA at the Youth Media Awards announcement at the American Library Association. Named in memory of Sydney Taylor, author of the classic  All-of-a-Kind Family...
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10 Highly Anticipated September YA Releases

Five Dark Fates (Three Dark Crowns Book 4) by [Blake, Kendare]
Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper Book 4) by [Maniscalco, Kerri]
American Royals by [McGee, Katharine]
The Girl the Sea Gave Back by [Young, Adrienne]
Serpent & Dove by [Mahurin, Shelby]
Frankly in Love by [Yoon, David]
Red at the Bone: A Novel by [Woodson, Jacqueline]
Bid My Soul Farewell by [Revis, Beth]
There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness Book 1) by [Pool, Katy Rose]
Sword and Pen (The Great Library Book 5) by [Caine, Rachel]
10 Highly Anticipated September YA Releases     School is back in session for some of you, and for the rest, the school year is approaching fast! September is upon us, and with it comes new releases! Below are just a handful of our most anticipated releases. Browse below and add to your ever-growing TBR!...
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