The 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the Twenty-First Century

Let the mania begin! Today through Friday, April 12, we’ll be unveiling our Books for Youth staff’s selections of this century’s 50 best middle-grade novels for modern libraries. Each day, two to three titles (appearing in alphabetical order by author last name) will be revealed at both @ALA_Booklist (Twitter) and @Booklist (Facebook). Which books will be announced today? Follow us to find out!

BookTube Meets Becoming: A Special Feature with Michelle Obama and John Green

YouTube’s original learning special, appropriately titled “BookTube,” debuted yesterday morning with a roundtable discussion with former First Lady Michelle Obama, author of the New York Times best-seller Becoming. Moderated by fellow best-selling author and Booklist alumnus John Green, the panel also included popular YouTubers Jouelzy, Ariel Bissett, Kat O’Keeffe, Jesse George, and Franchesca Ramsey.