August 2, 2018
Lust in the dust: Rural romances set in Australia
Following the immense success of Rachael Treasure’s Jillaroo in 2005, rural romance emerged as a beloved genre of Australian readers. These books celebrate rural life, farming, and close knit communities as well as the natural beauty of the Australian landscape. They are rich in atmosphere and feature strong, independent female heroines making their own way in the bush.
June 27, 2018
Helping libraries act as change agents
Recently, young people across the United States have made headlines with a mix of passion, integrity, and openness about issues ranging from gun violence to the environment to immigration. Their engagement with policies that directly affect their lives has captured and held the world’s attention. Many people have a renewed sense of hope in the next generation, which has led to this refreshing development: young people with informed opinions on the state of society, and grown-ups ready to listen.
May 17, 2018
“I’m looking for a mystery.”
It's a simple request, but I confess -- I was surprised the first time I heard it from a teen reader. In the rapidly expanding and increasingly genre-blended world of YA lit, something as clear-cut as mystery seemed like a throwback to me.
May 4, 2018
Books for the #metoo movement
The #metoo movement has sparked a discussion about violence against and harassment of women to newspaper headlines and leading stories across the world. Like with all critical questions facing society, librarians are poised to respond by doing what we do best: providing ready access to the books our readers need.
May 2, 2018
Find it in NoveList: Resources for Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month
An ideal time to double down on your library’s #weneeddiversebooks and #ownvoices campaigns, Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month means readers’ advisory lists and displays as well as programming and exhibits. NoveList is here to help!
March 28, 2018
Find it in NoveList: Wordless books
Here at NoveList, those of us who work with juvenile materials are big fans of kidlit blogger Betsy Bird. When she mentioned meeting a Fuse #8 fan who was in search of a list of wordless books, our ears perked up.