Books

Booklists all throughout the year!

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If you missed it, ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee put together our 2021 Graphic Novel Reading lists! These lists offer titles for grades K-8. (Speaking of graphic novels, be sure to check out our 2021 Charlemae Hill Rollins President’s Program, The POW(!)er of Graphic Novels to Support Youth Literacy, featuring Nidhi Chanani, Jerry Craft, Varian Johnson, and Nadia Shammas. A resource guide is available for download with the recording.)

If you browse through our Recommended Books from ALSC page, you’ll find all of our other lists including:

  • 2021 Summer Reading Lists: Did you notice a new “Digital Experiences” section was added this year?
  • 25th Anniversary Día Booklists: The 2021 Día booklists provide engaging stories representing a variety of cultures and backgrounds to share with children from birth through 8th grade. #diaturns25
  • BCALA and ALSC Social Justice Reading List: Community, Connecting, Cultivating & Constructing Conversations Through Literacy is a list developed by members of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) and ALSC’s Quicklists Committee. This list is intended to support conversations about dismantling systems of racial injustice.
  • Embracing Gender Identities: Embracing Gender Identities is an ALSC booklist created to help support conversations about gender identity and expression. It includes additional resources for parents.

While many of our lists are refreshed each year, I hope that even our older lists are still proving to be useful, including our 2019 Tough Topics Booklists. As always, I send a thankful shout out to the members of our Quicklists Committee for pulling these projects together every year!

Our network of members share knowledge, evaluate books & media for young people, and advocate for better library service to children. A strong and engaged membership allows for our organization to continue to develop, design, and distribute resources (like these booklists!) that have a positive impact on library service to children. If you are not already a member, I do hope you will consider joining.

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Elizabeth Serrano (a.k.a. Elly) is ALSC’s Membership and Marketing Specialist. She can be reached at eserrano@ala.org. Please feel free to reach out to her to say hello and ask your ALSC questions! She’s currently reading 2020 Newbery Honor book, Other Words for Home, by Jasmine Warga.

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