In Memoriam: 2021

In Memoriam 2021

Remembering Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy was known for his books about dramatic events in U.S. history. He won Newbery Honors for American Plague and The Great Fire.

Remembering Jack Higgins

Jack Higgins wrote more than 50 books, including the best-selling The Eagle Has Landed and the popular Sean Dillon series.

Remembering Patricia MacLachlan

Patricia MacLachlan wrote more than 60 books for children, including the Newbery Award winning Sarah, Plain and Tall.

Remembering Shirley Hughes

Shirley Hughes wrote and illustrated more than 50 books. She is a two-time recipient of the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration.

Remembering Ashley Bryan

Author/illustrator Ashley Bryan won awards for his books, including the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration for Beautiful Blackbird.

Andre Talley and BIPOC in Haute Couture

Andre Leon Talley was the first Black man to serve as creative director for Vogue from 1988 to 1995 and then again from 1998 to 2013.

The Words and Works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The materials included in this Reader's Advisory presents the words and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,

Remembering Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier rose to fame in films like A Raisin in the Sun and Lilies of the Field and was the first Black actor to win an Oscar.

Top 10 Fiction of 2021

See which fiction titles were checked out the most this past year.

Top 10 Nonfiction of 2021

See which nonfiction titles were checked out the most this past year.

Remembering Joan Didion

Joan Didion came to prominence writing about California and the counterculture movement. She later won a National Book Award.

Top 10 Fantasy & Sci-fi Titles of 2021

See which fantasy and science fiction titles were checked out the most this past year.

Top 10 Mystery & Suspense of 2021

See which mystery & suspense titles were checked out the most this past year.

Best Book Covers of 2021

We've rounded up 15 of our favorite book covers for 2021. They're eye-catching, striking, and evocative.

Remembering bell hooks

bell hooks' writing focused on race, gender, and class. Her writing changed the cultural commentary and influenced countless readers.

Remembering Anne Rice

Bestselling author Anne Rice leaves behind a treasury of novels, with Interview With A Vampire being the most famous.
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