New Episode of Reader's Roundtable

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The Reader's Roundtable Podcast features CADL's Collection Development Specialists Jessica Trotter, Mari Garza and Sherri McConnell. This month they discuss the Capital Area Reads featured title The Hate U Give and highlights from the CADL produced resource guide, as well as a segment on the ALA Youth Media awards and some of our recent favorite winners and honor books.











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Highlights from the Capital Area Reads Resource Guide                       



Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram Kendi

So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo



If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Children’s Fiction

Hands Up by Breanna J. McDaniel (2019) 

Blended by Sharon Draper (2018) 

A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Ramee (2019) 


Whose Streets?

Fruitvale Station


The Hate U Give: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


For more information on Capital Area Reads related events and the Angie Thomas visit check out the landing page here.

ALA Youth Media Awards



Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson  

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen 

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Coraline by Neil Gaiman 



Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall 

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal 

The Rough Patch by Brian Lies 

Thank You, Omu! illustrated and written by Oge Mora

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick


Theodor Geisel Award

Fox + Chick: The Party and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzier 

Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri 


Stonewall Book Award

Julián Is a Mermaid written by Jessica Love

Hurricane Child written by Kheryn Callender


Michael L. Printz Award

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo 


Alex Award Highlights

Circe by Madeline Miller

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

How Long ’Til Black Future Month? by N. K. Jemisin