You don’t have to be in Chicago on Monday, February 2 to share in the excitement of the American Library Association’s 2015 Youth Media Awards. An internet connection is all you need.
We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) has partnered with Random House to publish a middle grade anthology dedicated to the late Walter Dean Myers. One spot in the anthology will be reserved for an unpublished fiction writer selected through WNDB’s upcoming short story contest.
Make room for the just launched “Teen Services Underground” blog, which aims to advocate for teen services. School libraries serving economically disadvantaged students will want to take a look at Sony Pictures/NEA’s Books for a Brighter Tomorrow grants program. Review copies of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace are now available.
BROWN GIRL DREAMING by Jacqueline Woodson
CHILDREN OF THE KING by Sonya Hartnett
THE CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander
EGG & SPOON by Gregory Maguire
EL DEAFO by Cece Bell
THE FAMILY ROMANOV by Candace Fleming
GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE by Andrew Smith
THE KEY THAT SWALLOWED JOEY PIGZA by Jack Gantos
THE MADMAN OF PINEY WOODS by Christopher Paul Curtis
POISONED APPLES by Christine Heppermann
THE PORT CHICAGO 50 by Steve Sheinkin
THE STORY OF OWEN by E. K. Johnston
THIS ONE SUMMER by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
A VOLCANO BENEATH THE SNOW by Albert Marrin
WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart
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Santa Ana Public Library’s (SAPL) Circle of Mentoring replicable program, an umbrella approach of mentoring relationships serving as the foundation across all of SAPL’s teen programming, was honored at a White House ceremony in November 2014.
Circle the Globe with Jack Berenson; Get a Lift from Adobe Through Development Grants | SLJTeen News
While lots of tweens pine for excitement in their lives, Jack Berenson just wants a normal childhood. Enter to win all of the “Berenson Schemes” titles, and while you’re at it, apply for software and development grants from Adobe.
SLJTeen takes a look at the young adult CYBILS finalists in nonfiction, graphic novels, fiction and speculative fiction. You’ll find a few surprises along with some already popular award contenders.
Encouraging innovation is one thing—paying for it is quite another. A Sparks! Ignition grant from IMLS would provide an excellent start in the creation of a new service or tool to implement at your library. Witch and devil fan alert: free books inside for the lucky and the speedy.
Thanks to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, 22 libraries across the United States will now have $15,000 each to fund their print and digital English as a Second Language (ESL) collections.
“One of the greatest benefits of the Challenge was the opportunity it provided to share our reading initiative with other schools.” John Lodle, Belleville West High School
Awards season is well underway in the children’s and YA lit world, and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) made its contribution last week when it revealed the shortlists for its nonfiction and debut YA awards. SLJ has compiled the full reviews and resources for each of the finalists.
Inventive and quietly determined, Pearl Harbor Elementary School librarian Denise Sumida uses high tech to foster a culture of deep readers.
This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Ten remarkable librarians from around the country were honored as award recipients at theI Love My Librarian Awards on December 2 in New York City.
Recognize a colleague with a nomination for the Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice award, and get prepared for Teen Tech Week by applying for a YALSA grant. Enter a chance to win a set of Dorothy Hearst’s series, told from the point of a “teen” wolf.
An inside look at how the SLJ book review editors chose the 70 Best Books of 2014. View a slideshow of our favorite titles and download a printable version of the list.
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.