Editor, blogger, former librarian Kelly Jensen asks why girls’ stories in YA often take a backseat to boys’ narratives during book awards season.
The controversy surrounding the book Black Lives Matter hasn’t reached many school or public librarians. But those who are familiar with the new release say they won’t let the rhetoric determine their opinions.
School Library Journal will unveil its Best Books and Top 10 lists of the year, launching with Twitter chats tomorrow and culminating with a live broadcast via YouTube/Google+.
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Librarian and blogger Molly Wetta presents 25 notable channels and vlog series—covering categories such as gaming, beauty, and science and technology, and more—that may be of interest to teens.
From Joan of Arc to Squirrel Girl, the female protagonists highlighted in SLJ’s recent graphic novel reviews defy the odds and shatter gender stereotypes.
The annual Bookfest at Bank Street School of Education featured panel discussions with children’s literature experts, award-winning authors, and savvy librarians.
The Global Read Aloud is in full swing, but it’s not too late to join or glean tips from this popular annual project for connecting readers across the globe.
Eloise celebrates 60 years in print, and illustrator Hilary Knight set the record straight regarding that empty gin bottle in the six-year-old’s room.
At the recent fall conference for NYC School Librarians, educators learned about the new Read 365 initiative, and a thought-provoking conversation about diversity and the controversy around A Fine Dessert generated buzz.
Librarian Robbin Friedman attends and reports back on the recent AAP Book Buzz, highlighting new and upcoming titles for children and teens.
If you could purchase only 100 YA novels for a library serving teens, what would they be? Cast your votes in SLJ’s first-ever Must-Have YA Poll.
The Bay Area monthly book club for teens, Not Your Mother’s Book Club™, in conjunction with Teenquake/Litquake, recently hosted authors Ellen Hopkins, Kristin Elizabeth Clark, and Craig Lew.
An overview of the organization’s cooperative projects and initiatives serving youth, which were highlighted at the IBBY 11th Regional Conference.
SLJ takes a long view of YA literature in our Teen Issue. With the red-hot category capturing adult and tween readers, is YA’s intended audience being left behind?
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Describing her book as “racially insensitive,” author Emily Jenkins took to the web Sunday to apologize for her picture book A Fine Dessert, announcing her intent to donate her writing fee to We Need Diverse Books, which has been confirmed by the organization.
Random House revealed some of the top titles on their 2016 Spring list, including a special anniversary edition of The Book Thief and several offerings by debut authors.