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November 22, 2014

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Tennessee School District’s Tech Policy Blocks Students’ Constitutional Rights, ACLU Says

A Tennessee parent and the ACLU claim that a school district’s tech policy, which students much sign to participate in activities on campus computers, violates free speech and compromises student privacy.

Tennessee School District’s Tech Policy Blocks Students’ Constitutional Rights, ACLU Says

A Tennessee parent and the ACLU claim that a school district’s tech policy, which students much sign to participate in activities on campus computers, violates free speech and compromises student privacy.

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November Starred Reviews

Graphic Novels

Nonfiction

DVD

Audio

Music

Fiction

Alakija, Polly. Counting Chickens. illus. by Polly Alakija. 32p. Frances Lincoln/Janetta Otter-Barry Bks. 2014. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781847804372.

PreS-Gr 2 –Tobi may have the finest hen in the village, but his friends’ animals are all having babies, while Tobi’s chicken only lays eggs. As days pass, Aduke’s four kittens, Dapo’s six piglets, and other animals grow [...]

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How to ‘Speak Administrator’ | Pivot Points

District administrators want new collaborations between school districts, businesses, and higher education. Librarians can help by gaining a better understanding of local and global educational priorities and facilitating external relationships.




In 2014, more than 250 titles received an SLJ star; after much passionate discussion,
75 were selected by the review editors as the very best of the best.
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Latest Posts

Tennessee School District’s Tech Policy Blocks Students’ Constitutional Rights, ACLU Says

A Tennessee parent and the ACLU claim that a school district’s tech policy, which students much sign to participate in activities on campus computers, violates free speech and compromises student privacy.

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Jacqueline Woodson and Ursula K. Le Guin Shine at the National Book Awards Ceremony

Highlights of the National Book Awards ceremony on November 19 included speeches by Young People’s Literature Winner, Jacqueline Woodson, and Distinguished Contribution to American Letters medalist, Ursula K. Le Guin.

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SLJ Best Books Cover | December 2014

The cover of School Library Journal’s December 2014 issue, featuring the Best Books of the year, as selected by SLJ editors. Art by Yuyi Morales.

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Pictures of the Week: The 2014 National Book Awards Ceremony

Ursula Le Guin is honored at the National Books Awards ceremony on November 19 and steals the show with her speech.

A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Capriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for […]

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Jacqueline Woodson’s ‘Brown Girl Dreaming’ Wins 2014 National Book Award

Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming takes the top prize at the 2014 National Book Awards. Finalists in the young people’s literature category include Eliot Schrefer’s Threatened, Steve Sheinkin’s The Port Chicago 50 , John Corey Whaley’s Noggin, and Deborah Wiles’s Revolution.

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Ditch Holiday Programming | Opinion

Allow me to explain why your library should not provide holiday programs this winter, or ever. Instead, get creative—and offer programs in which everyone in your community can participate.

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SLJ Reviews of the 2014 National Book Award Finalists in Young People’s Literature

School Library Journal reviews of the National Book Award Finalists in the Young People’s Literature category, as well as some relevant pieces from our bloggers and interviews with the authors.

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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.


Webcasts

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Lerner Publishing Group Spring 2015 Librarian Preview Webinar

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Get a sneak peek at Lerner’s nonfiction, middle grade and YA fiction, graphic novels, and picture books for grades K–12 coming this spring. Plus, learn about new digital offerings, as well as supports for Common Core State Standards, and free teaching guides, reader’s discussion guides, classroom activities, and websites that make lesson planning easy.
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Integrating eBooks into Library Instruction

Thursday, December 4th, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
Hear from three educators from across the country about how they are integrating eBooks into their library. Taking advantage of Capstone Interactive’s unique features, such as simultaneous access and read-aloud natural-voice audio, these librarians provide real-life examples of how Capstone Interactive eBooks effectively address the diverse needs of their students.
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Common x 3 (Public, Academic, School): Designing next generation gathering and learning spaces for libraries of every type

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us on November 18th for our “Commons x 3” webcast, and you’ll get to hear from a panel of expert architects as they explain critical elements of creating a successful commons space in a wide variety of environments while showing you some of the best examples of “uncommon commons” out there today.
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Pictures of the Week

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Pictures of the Week: The 2014 National Book Awards Ceremony

Ursula Le Guin is honored at the National Books Awards ceremony on November 19 and steals the show with her speech.

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