February 21, 2017

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This Is “Me” | Touch and Go

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Tinybop’s latest app, “Me,” offers an excellent opportunity for self-exploration.

Celebrate Black History Month with Afro-Latinx Kid Lit

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SLJ reviews manager Shelley Diaz highlights children’s and YA books with Afro-Latinx roots.

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School Library Journal’s Black History Month Pinterest Board

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A wide-ranging selection of Black History Month teaching resources, curated by high school librarian and Library Journal Mover & Shaker K.C. Boyd.

A Call to Action in Canada | Picture of the Week

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A children’s librarian in Ontario used the poster by artist Calef Brown, included in the February issue of SLJ, as the centerpiece of a book display.

Books for Trying Times: A Resource List complied by members of KidLit Resists!

Today’s list of resources is brought to you by the members of KidLit Resists! We’re a Facebook group for members of the KidLit community (authors, illustrators, editors, youth librarians, booksellers, and others who create and support picture books, MG books, and YA books) who wish to organize against the current administration’s agenda and support those communities targeted […]

An Inside Look at Librarians, Schools, and the Political Climate

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Librarians around the country share how their workday has changed post-election.

Chapter Books for Change | Chapter Book Chat

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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.

From Refugees to Voting Rights, Books to Inspire a Just, Inclusive Society

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Dozens of titles that help promote a deeper understanding and acceptance of our human differences, selected and recommended by the Bank Street College of Education.

Why Med School Students Tutor at My Library

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A local medical school’s service requirement, combined with my young patrons’ need for mentors they could count on, made for a perfect match.

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An Open Letter to School Librarians: Silence Is not Golden | Opinion

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Every day students of different races, nationalities, and sexual orientations walk through our library doors. The library must be a safe space for them, since the outside world has become increasingly unsafe.

Interview: Renée Watson on YA Novel “Piecing Me Together”

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SLJ chats with Renée Watson about her stirring YA novel Piecing Me Together .

After Travel Ban, Schools and Libraries Reassure Students and Families

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Schools pledge support to families, public libraries throw open their doors, and students commit acts of kindness while monitoring bullying.

A Robot “Teaches” Social Emotional Learning to Kids With Autism

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Milo the robot help kids on the autism spectrum learn skills including self-management and social awareness.

How My School Library Embraces Social Emotional Learning

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Anita Cellucci, 2016 SLJ School Librarian of the Year Finalist, designed programs to encourage mindfulness and support mental health.

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In the Margins Book Committee Announces Winners for 2017

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Now in its fourth year, the In the Margins selection committee has released its full list of 2017 winners. The group identifies quality and meaningful resources for librarians and library workers who work with teens in lockdown, foster care, homeless shelters, and other nontraditional venues in the margins.

How “El Deafo” Empowers Kids Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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Cece Bell’s 2015 Newbery Honor book, a graphic memoir, is changing lives, educators say.

Grandma’s Great Gourd | Touch and Go

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This vibrantly drawn, interactive app features strong female characters and offers a look at another culture (with lots of complementary extras).

“March: Book Three” Named Winner of the 2017 Walter Award

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We Need Diverse Books selected March: Book Three as the winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award, along with three honorees.

Junior Library Guild to Sponsor Multicultural Children’s Book Day

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JLG is the honorary sponsor of the MCBD 2017 campaign, which is dedicated to raising awareness about diverse books.

Citing “Bathroom Bill,” Riordan Passes on Texas Honor

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The “Percy Jackson” creator and San Antonio native takes a stand against discrimination.