NYPL List Has Addendum Because Librarian Hated Book So Much
Celebrating its 125th anniversary the New York Public Library shared their 10 most checked out books of all time list but there’s a catch about why Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon is added as an honorable mention: “influential New York Public Library children’s librarian Anne Carroll Moore disliked the story so much when it was published in 1947 that the Library didn’t carry it … until 1972.” That’s a lot of book hate. Or moon hate?
Taking up the U.S.’s National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature position, after the current Jacqueline Woodson, will be Jason Reynolds! “’My mission is to take a different approach: Instead of explicitly encouraging young people to read, my goal is to get them to see the value in their own narratives — that they, too, have a story, and that there’s power not just in telling it, but in the opportunity to do so,’ said Reynolds…”
Oh, And Another Congrats!
The National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for its 2019 awards in Autobiography, Biography, Criticism, Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry. While a few books have gotten a lot of attention, and other award noms, many may be new-to-you titles and perfect if you’re looking for what to read next.