August 24, 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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Preserving a Brownstone—and the Legacy of Langston Hughes

A children’s and YA author has founded a nonprofit to save a historic home as a haven for future artists and writers.

to save Langston Hughes’s home for future writers and poets

Creating a space for local writers and artists in a historic home

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Connect With Your Principal | Take the Lead

When you have the ear of an administrator, use your time well. Here’s how.

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Kickstarter Campaign Launches for Native American Comics Anthology

AH Comics, the publisher of 2015 SLJ Best Book Moonshot Vol. 1, has spearheaded a crowdsourced funding campaign to finance the second installment of the award-winning anthology of Native American comics.

CommonLit: OER Curation and Creation

As librarians, wehn we gear up for a new school year, it’s exciting to have a few new strategies for engaging learners with literature and for building our own literature discovery/selection toolkit. You’ll absolutely want to introduce CommonLit to your classroom teachers and you’ll absolutely use it yourself to make curricular discoveries and to help […]

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Non-Nonfiction: Harry Potter and Hamilton | Adult Books 4 Teens

Mark Flowers presents a bevy of titles that may technically be nonfiction but that are loaded with teen appeal, from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: The Revolution to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to an examination of the Dark Knight.

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Kickstarter Campaign Launches for Native American Comics Anthology

AH Comics, the publisher of 2015 SLJ Best Book Moonshot Vol. 1, has spearheaded a crowdsourced funding campaign to finance the second installment of the award-winning anthology of Native American comics.

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Preserving a Brownstone—and the Legacy of Langston Hughes

A children’s and YA author has founded a nonprofit to save a historic home as a haven for future artists and writers.

to save Langston Hughes’s home for future writers and poets

Creating a space for local writers and artists in a historic home

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Morton Schindel, Founder of Weston Woods Studios, Dies at 98

The work of this prolific producer of audiovisual materials adapted from award-winning children’s books had been translated into more than 20 languages.

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Non-Nonfiction: Harry Potter and Hamilton | Adult Books 4 Teens

Mark Flowers presents a bevy of titles that may technically be nonfiction but that are loaded with teen appeal, from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: The Revolution to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to an examination of the Dark Knight.

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Connect With Your Principal | Take the Lead

When you have the ear of an administrator, use your time well. Here’s how.

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As School Begins, Louisiana Endures Record Floods

First Katrina. Then Rita. Now, record rainfall has put Louisiana under water again. SLJ spoke with school librarians in the region, where the start of the school year has been suspended in many areas.

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Family, Magic, and Identity: Zoraida Córdova on “Labyrinth Lost”

Zoraida Córdova’s Labyrinth Lost combines teen angst, Latinx traditions, and the power of love. SLJ caught up with the YA author to chat about her writing process, favorite characters, and more.

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Exciting New Nonfiction Titles for Fall

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Seeking something new to tempt your nonfiction fans this fall? Look no further! Books that inform, fulfill the needs of classroom teachers, and entertain are right around the corner.
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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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Pictures of the Week

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Pictures of the Week | Bank Street Literary Salon

A look at the Pratt Institute / Bank Street College of Education exhibit, “The Picture Book Re-imagined,” in New York City.

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