January 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Linda Blackmon Lowery, Youngest Selma Marcher, Inspires Students

Civil rights activist marched from Selma to Montgomery as a teenager. Now she seeks to inspire the next generation.

Love and I am Loved

Love Written by Matt de la Peña Illustrated by Loren Long Published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018 ISBN # 978-1-5247-4091-7   Book Review Love is present in the most subtle, yet remarkable ways in this utterly moving picturebook by Newbery Award winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long. From the […]

When My Heart Joins the Thousand by A.J. Steiger | SLJ Review

Gr 10 Up –Alvie is 17. She enjoys her routine of working at the zoo, coming home to her apartment, playing on her laptop, and going to the park near her home.

Thinking about Google Arts and Culture’s “Is your portrait in a museum?”

You may remember that the Google Arts and Culture App was selected as an AASL Best App for 2017. The app’s new “Is your portrait in a museum?” feature uses facial recognition to connect your own selected selfie to a Google Arts and Culture doppelganger, a look-alike from among its millions of collected portraits. Introduced quietly […]

History Has Its Eyes on Her: Biographies of women are a hot trend in children’s publishing

Betsy Bird on the state of women in kids’ books, with stellar titles on girls who run the world.


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Linda Blackmon Lowery, Youngest Selma Marcher, Inspires Students

Civil rights activist marched from Selma to Montgomery as a teenager. Now she seeks to inspire the next generation.

NYC 2018 Women’s March | Picture of the Week

A student making her way to the NYC 2018 Women’s March on January 20.

Award-Winning Author Julius Lester Leaves Behind Storied Legacy

Lester, the legendary children’s book author, musician, and civil rights activist, died at his Massachusetts home on January 18.

History Has Its Eyes on Her: Biographies of women are a hot trend in children’s publishing

Betsy Bird on the state of women in kids’ books, with stellar titles on girls who run the world.

33 Titles To Jump-Start Black History Month

In an effort to make our coverage of Black History Month a more nuanced and valuable experience, we’ll be posting several related roundups throughout January and February.

Librarians Use “Ready to Code” Grants, Learn From Each Other

Librarians from across the country are helping ALA create a toolkit of coding resources.

Picture Books in the Dorm Room?

How two college professors used curated “book bags” to help undergraduates develop a deeper understanding of children’s literature.

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Webcasts

Guiding Readers by Interest, Not Level

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, 4PM-5PM ET / 1PM-2PM PT
Reading is a highly complex activity. Readers must build strategies and create behaviors as they move to increasingly difficult texts. How can schools support this process and teach self-sufficiency as readers progress?
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A Conversation with the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, 1PM-2PM ET / 10AM-11AM PT
Join us for a live webcast featuring the finalists for the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award. Learn a bit about these fantastic titles, and hear from the authors and editors about their processes. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event!
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Talks With Authors

Despite the fact that I told them I dropped an f-bomb back in my first-ever preschool story hour, the powers that be have still decided that I’m going to host my first-ever live webcast, and it’s coming your way this coming Wednesday. For “Exploring Race, Mistakes, and Friendship through Poetry,” I’ll be joined by Irene Latham, […]

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Pictures of the Week

NYC 2018 Women’s March | Picture of the Week

A student making her way to the NYC 2018 Women’s March on January 20.

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