Sourcebooks and American Library Association present three one-year reading journals

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/04/2022


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing & Media

American Library Association


CHICAGO — Sourcebooks, a leading independent publisher based in Chicago, and the American Library Association’s (ALA) book publishing imprint, ALA Editions|ALA Neal-Schuman, announce publication of the first titles in their new collaboration. “52 YA Books Every Book Lover Should Read,” “52 Award-Winning Titles Every Book Lover Should Read,” and “52 Diverse Titles Every Book Lover Should Read” draw on the expertise of editors from the association and its book review magazine Booklist. They are available via the ALA Store as well as through bookstores nationwide. Complete with insights into a wide variety of must-read books, each one-year reading journal also includes prompts for further reflection. In conjunction with their publication, Sourcebooks is hosting a virtual kickoff event on Tuesday, January 11 featuring authors Marie Benedict and Kate Moore and LibraryReads Executive Director Rebecca Vnuk. Registration is free at Readers can win bookish prizes all year long by following the #ReadAllYear2022 hashtag on social media.

Sourcebooks is a thriving entrepreneurial company that brings extraordinary authors to readers in the most dynamic, data-driven ways. They create books that transcend categories and defy odds and have been honored with hundreds of national bestsellers and awards. The company is home to enthusiastic, book-loving employees who are dedicated to connecting books to readers in new and innovative ways. Story by story, book by book, Sourcebooks has touched over 100 million lives. Visit for more information.

Booklist is the book review magazine of the American Library Association, offering the latest news and views on books and media and considered an essential collection development and readers' advisory tool by thousands of librarians for more than 100 years. For more information, visit

American Library Association (ALA) is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, ALA has been the trusted voice of libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all. Visit for more information.