2. To help commemorate their 125th Anniversary, the New York Public Library has some opinions on their favorite 125 Books for Teens.
3. A new kind of historical podcast series from a new kind of public educator.
4. The American Experience in 737 Novels: a history of American literature in map form.
5. For those of you who loved The Things They Carried, it will now be a movie!
6. Some thoughts from our amazing National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, in the middle of his 2-year term.
7. Open access image libraries – a handy list!
8. I missed this in October, but we now have a LIVE NYC Subway Map! Here’s a great video about how this complicated digital map was created.
9. Are you a bit moody after the year we’ve all had? Use your moods to find your next book!
10. If you haven’t checked it out already, head to Bookshop, the “Rebel Alliance” fighting Amazon for market share, and in turn, supporting scores of independent bookstores.
11. Here are some of the top Best Books lists of 2020:
Time Magazine’s Best YA and Children's Books of 2020
NPR’s Book Concierge 2020
100 Notable Books of 2020 (New York Times)
Best Books of 2020 (Goodreads)
Best Books 2020 (Publishers Weekly)
The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020 (Time Magazine)
Best Books of 2020 (New York Public Library)
Best Books of the Year (So Far) (Amazon)
Best Books 2020 (School Library Journal)
Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature Best Books of 2020
Best Books 2020 (Worst Year/Best Books; Library Journal)
Times Critics’ Top Books of 2020
The Best Books we read in 2020 (The New Yorker)
Best Books of 2020 (Book Riot)
The Ten Best History Books of 2020 (Smithsonian)
The Ten Best Books of 2020 (The Washington Post)
Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Books of 2020
The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2020 (Time Magazine)
The Best Books of the Year 2020 (Barnes & Noble)
12. As we hurtle towards January, we can look backward (just like the God Janus), at the many book awards that were given out this past year...