July 25, 2016

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Should Awards Committee Conversations Remain Confidential?
Should awards committee conversations remain strictly confidential and stay sealed forever—or made public, as some have recently argued? Three experts weigh in.

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David Levithan’s Edwards Award Speech, Free Art Resources, and More | SLJTeen News

This month’s SLJTeen News roundup features David Levithan’s heartfelt Margaret A. Edwards Award acceptance speech, Tim Tingle’s remarks on receiving the American Indian Youth Literature Award, and more

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Grab Them with Graphic Novels

Featuring concise narratives, vivacious artwork, and page-turning comic book formats, these recently published graphic novels make compelling choices for encouraging and empowering young readers.

Neal Bascomb on “Sabotage” and the Norwegian Fight Against the Nazis

SLJTeen Live panelis Neal Bascomb discusses his research process, inspiration, and the best part of writing Sabatoge, about a riveting moment in World War II history.

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Reflections on the National Week of Making

SLJ’s 2015 School Librarian of the Year shares what her recent time in our nation’s capitol meant to her as a librarian, maker—and granddaughter of immigrants.

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Across the Boards: The Latest for the Smallest of Readers

SLJ editors pick the best of the season’s board books.

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Neal Bascomb on “Sabotage” and the Norwegian Fight Against the Nazis

SLJTeen Live panelis Neal Bascomb discusses his research process, inspiration, and the best part of writing Sabatoge, about a riveting moment in World War II history.

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Gain Support When You Support District Goals | Take the Lead

The way to success for this district librarian has been to start small, build a network of library advocates, dream big, and never stop working for transformative change.

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Reflections on the National Week of Making

SLJ’s 2015 School Librarian of the Year shares what her recent time in our nation’s capitol meant to her as a librarian, maker—and granddaughter of immigrants.

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Screen Gems: High-Quality Picture Ebooks and Apps for Tots

Advice on making smart app and ebook choices for the under-five set.

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Deliberate Research and Inclusive History: A Chat with Sarah Albee | Nonfiction Matters

Sarah Albee is passionate about the research process—be it about famous historical figures, insects, or the evolution of the toilet.

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Across the Boards: The Latest for the Smallest of Readers

SLJ editors pick the best of the season’s board books.

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The Bee Book | 30-Second Booktalk

A mini booktalk about one of our favorite new nonfiction titles, The Bee Book.

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Webcasts

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Celebrating Diversity: A Discussion on Children’s Literature That Reflects Today’s World

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join School Library Journal’s Shelley Diaz and industry professionals from Listening Library, Lorimer Publishing, and Second Story Press in a discussion about children’s and teen books that address different socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, abilities, ethnicities, and cultures across formats and genres. And tune in as we celebrate works that can be both mirrors and windows for all young people.
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Young Adult Debut Authors

Thursday, May 19th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Simon & Schuster and School Library Journal for a rich conversation with three debut young adult authors, Calla Devlin (Tell Me Something Real), Meg Leder (The Museum of Heartbreak), and Laurent Linn (Draw the Line).
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Makerspace Magic: Using littleBits in Your Library Makerspace

Thursday, April 21st, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Find out about the many ways you can use littleBits in your library makerspace. We’ll discuss how to guide students through design challenges, fixed stations versus workshops, building a maker community, organizing your Bits, and share tips and tricks.
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Pictures of the Week

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Pictures of the Week | 2016 ALA Annual

School Library Journal‘s Luann Toth’s first stop in Orlando, FL, at ALA Annual was the Disney-Hyperion booth.

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