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October 1, 2014

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The Big Screen’s ‘Dear White People’ and a Roundup of Not-to-Miss YA Novels

Dear White People, written and directed by Justin Simien, takes a satirical look at race relations in America. Be prepared for the October 17 premiere with a selection of books for teens that deal with intolerance, civil rights, and racism.

Shannon Miller: Integrating Technology into Curriculum through Banding Together

Shannon Miller: Integrating Technology into Curriculum through Banding Together

Shannon Miller, a 2014 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and former K−12 librarian of the Van Meter (IA) Community School District, turned a Rainbow Loom craze amongst her students into a learning opportunity called Banding Together.

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The Stuff of Stars | New Picture Book Biographies

New picture book bios by Barb Rosenstock, G. Neri, Jen Bryant, and others, lead this fall’s star studded lists.

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Literacy for Incarcerated Teens

Jails, detention centers, and prisons provide a unique opportunity to address young people’s literacy gaps, says one school librarian. Literacy for Incarcerated Teens creates, supports, and develops library services in NYC’s juvenile detention centers.



On Wednesday, October 1, The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center (#TDS14) attendees will engage in a dynamic day-long conversation about our shared digital future. We’ll examine how libraries drive change like no other institution, reaching classrooms and communities around the globe, and will provide actionable answers to some of the biggest questions our profession faces.

Register for the FREE event today!

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Go to the Head of the Class: College Readiness Programming at the Library

Young adult librarian Elise Sheppard of Lone Star College-Cyfair Branch Library spearheaded an initiative to offer college readiness programs and give high schoolers a leg up before they get on campus.

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YALSA Summer Reading Grants; “My Library Story” Campaign from Gale | SLJTeen News

The latest grants, contests, and news bites for librarians working with teens, including a way to boost summer reading programs with help from YALSA and Dollar General, and a library awareness campaign from Gale.

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A Picture Paints 1,000 Words: Books About the Power of Art │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

The following selections by the editors of Junior Library Guild are sure to encourage budding artists and can be incorporated into a school’s art curriculum.

Shannon Miller: Integrating Technology into Curriculum through Banding Together

Shannon Miller: Integrating Technology into Curriculum through Banding Together

Shannon Miller, a 2014 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and former K−12 librarian of the Van Meter (IA) Community School District, turned a Rainbow Loom craze amongst her students into a learning opportunity called Banding Together.

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SLJTeen Talks with YA Debut Team, Suzanne and Melanie Brockmann

Readers may recognize Suzanne Brockmann’s name as the NYT bestselling author of over 50 books for adults. She’s teamed up with daughter Melanie to write their first young adult series, starting with Night Sky.

Black Boy White School

The Big Screen’s ‘Dear White People’ and a Roundup of Not-to-Miss YA Novels

Dear White People, written and directed by Justin Simien, takes a satirical look at race relations in America. Be prepared for the October 17 premiere with a selection of books for teens that deal with intolerance, civil rights, and racism.

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Pictures of the Week: Queens Library’s First Pre-K; Joshua David Bellin Launches ‘Colony 9’

Queens Library opened its first-ever pre-kindergarten class at the Woodhaven branch on September 22. Author Joshua David Bellin celebrated the publication of his YA debut at the Mystery Lovers Bookshop in Oakmont, PA.

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The International Association of School Librarianship Will Publish Book Series with Libraries Unlimited

A professional development book series for school librarians worldwide will be coming out in June 2015. “School librarians’ issues are very similar across all cultures,” shares one librarian from South Africa.

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Meet Michelle Colte, SLJ’s School Librarian of the Year

Michelle Colte, SLJ‘s first School Librarian of the Year, is the librarian at Hale Kula Elementary School in Wahiawa, Hawaii, where 99 percent of the students are from military families.



Ebooks are here to stay, and the offerings geared toward young children expand every day. Still, the debate about their use among early learners rages on. What is the case for and against ebooks in supporting early literacy? And what about screen time? Two sides weigh in.


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Engaging the Reluctant Middle Grade Reader

Thursday, October 16th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us for this free one-hour webcast moderated by Kira Moody, a youth services librarian at the Whitmore Public Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. You’ll get a sneak peak at intriguing new books about life in prison, the mysteries of the Mawangdui tombs, and the fascinatingly gross side of science, from Charlesbridge and Darby Creek. We’ll also look at electronic and audio options for readers who prefer their stories in digital formats.
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Books for Boys 2014

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us for our Books for Boys webcast to be sure you have the latest releases ready for your readers. Our featured panelists from Listening Library/Penguin Random House Audio, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and Tor Books will discuss genre trends, hot new releases, and upcoming titles.
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Inspire Inquiry with Digital Nonfiction and Imagery

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
What new, differentiated strategies can school librarians use to support students – and their classroom teaching colleagues – in evaluating, synthesizing, and contextualizing nonfiction digital content? What experiences can be offered that will inspire students to communicate, collaborate, and think both critically and creatively within a framework of inquiry-based learning? Get new answers in this powerful, practical, 60-minute discussion with live Q&A! Register Now!

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Pictures of the Week

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Pictures of the Week: Queens Library’s First Pre-K; Joshua David Bellin Launches ‘Colony 9’

Queens Library opened its first-ever pre-kindergarten class at the Woodhaven branch on September 22. Author Joshua David Bellin celebrated the publication of his YA debut at the Mystery Lovers Bookshop in Oakmont, PA.

More Pictures of the Week...