Critical Linking for December 16th, 2015

For the eighth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to this master list, updating daily.

David currently has more than 900 “best books of 2015” lists on his site. And counting.

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The number of Chicago high schools with a 90 percent or higher African American student body that have a librarian has dropped 84 percent, from 19 schools in 2012 to two (Chicago Vocational Career Academy and Morgan Park High School) this year, according to a December 11 release from the Chicago Teachers Union.

A complete disgrace.

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Merriam-Webster says its dictionary website has had very high traffic for words ending in i-s-m. Words such as racism, terrorism, fascism and capitalism.

I need a drink.

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