May 22, 2022

Booklist Releases 2012 Top of the List Selections

From the American Library Association:

Booklist magazine, the ALA’s review journal, has announced its Top of the List winners for 2012. The eight winning titles were chosen from the annual Editors’ Choice selections as the best books and media of 2012, and, as every year, the expert selections influence readers and book buyers in libraries, bookstores and beyond.


The 2012 Booklist Top of the List winners are:

  • Adult Fiction – “The Lower River,” by Paul Theroux (Houghton)
  • Adult Nonfiction “The Passage of Power: The Lyndon Johnson Years,” by Robert A. Caro (Knopf)
  • Youth Fiction – “Dodger,” by Terry Pratchett (Harper)
  • Youth Nonfiction – “The Fairy Ring; or, Elsie and Frances Fool the World,” by Mary Losure (Candlewick)
  • Youth Picture Book – “Extra Yarn, written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen (HarperCollins/Balzer and Bray)
  • Video – “The Dust Bowl,”  by Ken Burns (PBS)
  • Audio – “Code Name Verity,” by Elizabeth Wein; read by Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell (Bolinda)
  • Reference Source – “Dictionary of African Biography,” edited by Henry Louise Gates Jr. and Emmanuel Akyeampong (Oxford)

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