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.


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.


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.