Topics such as immigration, gender identity, and homelessness are explored in this selection of chapter books for younger readers, with supporting web resources for classroom lessons and discussions.
Can the graphic novel format ever be considered “true” nonfiction? For librarian Jennifer Wharton, who recommended several recent favorites, they occupy a space between fiction and nonfiction, offering readers a highly accessible and exciting entry into informational text.
Dig into the past and explore the historical events, personal perspectives, and challenges and achievements that have contributed to the black experience in the United States with these recently published titles.
From coming-of-age stories with a dusting of romance to a modern-day Romeo & Juliet, there’s something here to suit everyone.
A lumbering yet loquacious ox wins over a glamorous yet conceited gazelle via the power of the pen in this epistolary picture book.
Filled with heartfelt hugs, satisfying smooches, and unbounded affection, these appealing picture books are perfect for Valentine’s Day, or any day of the year.
Now more than ever in America, young girls, people of color, and LGBTQ people need stories relevant to their lives. The following titles highlight these voices.
As part of our 2017 Social Justice in Young Adult Literature project, we will be posting reading lists on various social justice-related subjects. Guest blogger Natalie Korsavidis pulled together this one on disabilities. We will mainly be focusing on books published after 2000. We encourage you to add any other titles you can think of in […]
This vibrantly drawn, interactive app features strong female characters and offers a look at another culture (with lots of complementary extras).
A selection of books and media that explore Arthurian legend and stories that it inspired. From scholarly works to popular culture references, these stories continue to captivate our collective imaginations.
This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
It’s been an emotional time for many, and these rich reads, with their deep explorations of the psyche, are bound to resonate with teens.
Picture books filled with cold-weather escapades, charismatic characters, and crystalline emotions are the perfect accompaniments to hot cocoa as readers and listeners await spring.
Librarian Jennifer Wharton explains the three major reluctant reader types and recommends high-interest titles for each.
Space, the most recent addition to Tinybop’s “Explorer’s Library,” was released last month, and like the other titles in the series, exploration is the name of the game.
Over 150 of the most hotly anticipated spring and summer titles, hand-picked by the SLJ editors. With info on ALA author signings and galley giveaways.