Weighing in on the recent controversy over “Selma” and the ensuing Oscar fallout, author Elizabeth Partridge offers some ideas for engaging students in a discussion about historical accuracy, primary sources, and expert opinion.
“Selma”: Accurate Enough? Questions about the film’s historical accuracy present a teachable moment.
Grab some coffee and tune in Monday, February 2, for a live, no-holds-barred conversation about the most highly anticipated honors in children’s publishing, including the prestigious Newbery and Caldecott awards.
From early literacy and culturally diverse titles selected by our review editors to a model public library program, the top articles of the year at School Library Journal.
Digital games are establishing a strong presence in K–8 classrooms, according to a study by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. Almost three quarters of 700 U.S. teachers surveyed use digital games for instruction.
Betsy Bird has a TV show. Spinning off Bird’s blog “A Fuse #8 Production” on School Library Journal, “Fuse 8 TV” is a monthly webcast hosted by Bird—and the first episode is now available.
In this 50th anniversary year of Freedom Summer, a look back at SLJ’s 1965 coverage of efforts to provide library services for black children in one of the most segregationist states in the South.
Multimedia. Minecraft. Knitting. Bike repair. School Library Journal and Library Journal have launched a survey of non-book specific activities. Whether you’re a school or public library, we’d like to hear about this programming.
The National School Boards Association has partnered with New Regency, Fox Searchlight, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to make copies of the feature film, book, and study guide 12 Years a Slave available to public high schools.
News editor Andrea Glick reported SLJ’s story on September 11, 2001, which was—for our staff who worked in and had children in affected schools—very close to home.
Ah, technology, you vex us so. And it was all supposed to make life easier. Back in the day—in this case, 1991—librarians sought to stay current on the latest formats.
Summer is a tough time for many kids—when they don’t get enough to eat. Summer meal programs are critical and public libraries are uniquely suited to host them. While outside of traditional library services, providing food to hungry citizens is “another way we can serve the community,” says Susan Maldonado, teen services librarian at Oakland Public Library.
School Library Journal has introduced “Up for Debate,” a new online series featuring commentary by expert contributors on a particular topic or item in the news.
The loss of a giant in the field, Walter Dean Myers, is juxtaposed against the ongoing tension around print/digital and our popular feature on music’s role in early learning in our top 10 stories of the past week.
Authors address the topic of the day in this 12-minute clip from the “Diversity in Middle Grade Fiction” panel at School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog, held in New York on May 28, 2014.
If you have a compelling story to share about innovation in libraries—from new takes on curation and content creation, to great examples of collaboration and programs that enhance learning—we’d like to hear from you. But hurry, proposals are due by May 2.