for Library Service to Children (ALSC), Assn. Parts of this site are only available to paying PW subscribers. This isn’t the first time the extremely popular novel has been adapted—it was first made into a film in 1990, and has also been turned into a radio play and an opera. At times, I’ve felt like a teacher, therapist, commiserator, coach, and cheerleader all wrapped into one. Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania. More importantly, however, we discovered that the diversity of voices with which we were able to so deeply engage, the breadth of fascinating subject matter in which we were able to so fully immerse ourselves proved to be the greatest testament to the human spirit. RUSA’s CODES administers the Notable Books List, The Reading List, The Listen List and the Sophie Brody Medal. When the Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were first awarded in 2012, ALA leaders hoped to establish an award for adult books that would one day assume the prestige of the association’s historic Newbery and Caldecott awards, the gold standards for kids’ books. Akhtar confronts issues of race, money, family, politics, and sexuality in this bold, memoiristic novel about a young Pakistani American before and after 9/11. (Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins). The six finalists and two winners will be honored during a celebratory event in the summer of 2021 during ALA's annual conference. We know that reading has shown to increase empathy, to reduce stress, and even lower blood pressure. (YALSA), Information Technology & Telecommunication Services, Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS), Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR), Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange RT (EMIERT), Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT), Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT), 225 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1300 Chicago, IL 60601 | 1.800.545.2433, Longlist for 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction announced, Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. (Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.). The American Library Association has announced the longlist for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Deciding whether to remove, alter, or retain these murals can be challenging; not all stakeholders agree on a course of action. Billy Kelly, the 2021 selection committee chair, said the following of the longlist: This was unquestionably a challenging year for all the obvious reasons. And they really are long—with 26 fiction books and 20 nonfiction books making the cut.. Ayad Akhtar When the titular deacon, Sportcoat, the least likely of heroes, shoots a 19-year-old drug-dealer, everyone assumes the deacon’s days of freedom are numbered. To find out more about PW’s site license subscription options please email: The literary Internet’s most important stories, every day. (Pantheon), Washington, Bryan.Memorial. Visit our COVID-19 Recovery pages for updates and recommended resources. Carnegie Corporation of New York was established in 1911 by Andrew Carnegie to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. Today, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the longlist for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Adult Programming Manager for Cuyahoga County (OH) Public Library and 2021 selection committee chair Bill Kelly is joined on the committee by Alicia Ahlvers, Public Services Administrator, Henrico County Public Library, Henrico, Virginia; Terry Hong, Contributing Reviewer and Advisory Board Member, Booklist, Washington, D.C.; Nancy Pearl, author, independent book reviewer, and readers’ advisory guru, Seattle, WA; Bill Ott, Contributing Editor and former Editor & Publisher, Booklist, Chicago, IL;  Javier Ramirez, Co-owner of Exile in Bookville, Chicago, IL; and Donna Seaman, Adult Books Editor, Booklist, Chicago, IL. / #CKG20 / #bestchildrensbooks (Little, Brown), Bennett, Brit.The Vanishing Half. A BurningMegha Majumdar The news was bleak; the outcomes were dire. Portraying a 1969 Brooklyn neighborhood through its outsiders, McBride creates tragedies, funny moments, major plot twists, and cultural and generational clashes. Below, you’ll find the 46 titles (26 fiction, 20 nonfiction), selected by a committee of Booklist editors and contributors, members of RUSA’s Collection Development and Evaluation Section’s (CODES) Notable Books Council, and a representative of the American Booksellers Association.