January 22, 2017

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Junior Library Guild to Sponsor Multicultural Children’s Book Day

JLG is the honorary sponsor of the MCBD 2017 campaign, which is dedicated to raising awareness about diverse books.

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer, Orbis Pictus Recommended Title

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer Written by Diane Stanley, Illustrated by Jessie Hartland Published by Simon and Schuster ISBN: 978-1-4814-5249-6 Book Review “She was perfect for the job. She understood how the engine worked. She was a good writer. And she had the vision to see, better even than Babbage himself, […]

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SLJ 2017 Battle of the Kids’ Books Contenders Announced

Sixteen outstanding children’s and teen titles were selected for the ninth annual Battle of the Kids’ Books. The 2017 virtual March Madness–style elimination tournament includes picture books.

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The Problem with Student Privacy, and How To Protect It

Strategies for safeguarding student data in schools and libraries, and student privacy in general, in the information age.

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Series for Every Type of Reluctant Reader | Nonfiction Notions

Librarian Jennifer Wharton explains the three major reluctant reader types and recommends high-interest titles for each.


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SLJ 2017 Battle of the Kids’ Books Contenders Announced

Sixteen outstanding children’s and teen titles were selected for the ninth annual Battle of the Kids’ Books. The 2017 virtual March Madness–style elimination tournament includes picture books.

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“March: Book Three” Named Winner of the 2017 Walter Award

We Need Diverse Books selected March: Book Three as the winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award, along with three honorees.

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Junior Library Guild to Sponsor Multicultural Children’s Book Day

JLG is the honorary sponsor of the MCBD 2017 campaign, which is dedicated to raising awareness about diverse books.

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ILA Report: Digital Literacy Is Hot; Access to Books and Content Is Not

The International Literacy Association’s What’s Hot in Literacy report shows that what’s trendy to talk about is not always the same as what’s most important to discuss.

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A Historic Meeting | Picture of the Week

Caren Stelson, the author of “Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story,” went to Japan to meet her hero.

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Citing “Bathroom Bill,” Riordan Passes on Texas Honor

The “Percy Jackson” creator and San Antonio native takes a stand against discrimination.

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Series for Every Type of Reluctant Reader | Nonfiction Notions

Librarian Jennifer Wharton explains the three major reluctant reader types and recommends high-interest titles for each.

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A Conversation with the 2017 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists

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Join us for a live webcast featuring the five finalists for the 2017 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award. Register now to learn a bit about these terrific titles; hear from the authors about their research and writing processes; and glean some insights into publishing decisions that make the best nonfiction titles accessible and engaging to today’s teens. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event, which will take place right before the award announcement at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.
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Pop Literacy

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
The Walking Dead, hip-hop, Snapchat, and the U.S. presidential race. All resources for learning. We’ll explore new literacies in practice to glean how student-led exploration using meaningful topics and engaging tools can make learning pop.
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STEAM, with an Emphasis on “A”

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Among the hottest trends in education, STEAM has thus far focused predominantly on science, tech, engineering and math. We’ll explore art, how it integrates with STEM, with advice from educator experts.
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Pictures of the Week

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Pictures of the Week | Celebrating Chris Jackson, Editor & Publisher

Latinx in Publishing and POC & Natives in Publishing celebrated the legendary editor Chis Jackson on January 5 in New York City.

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