December 3, 2016

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Books as Allies: SLJ’s Best Books Help Kids Find Their Way | Editorial

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SLJ’s 2016 Best Books list celebrates 50 years of acknowledging top titles—and the power of books to transport readers and change lives.

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NCTE ’16 | The Faces of Advocacy

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Southern hospitality and sunny skies reigned in Atlanta as the city welcomed more than 7000 conference goers to the annual National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference November 17–20.

The Brown Bookshelf’s Open Declaration Garners 691 Signatures

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The declaration expresses commitment to standing with and for children “in the face of attempts to disenfranchise, dehumanize, and to dismiss violence against marginalized people.”

K.C. Boyd: A Leader for Readers

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A librarian brings lessons from a Chicago high school to a new library leadership post at the East St. Louis (IL) School District.

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After Election, Librarians, Book Creators Vow To Support Children

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Librarians are addressing student concerns with “safe spaces,” support groups, book displays, special programming—and lots of hugs.

Uprooted and Displaced | The Japanese and Japanese Americans During World War II

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A trio of new titles looks at how the United States treated a group seen as “other” during World War II.

A Kaleidoscope of Cultures | New Books on Immigration

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These new books can be appreciated on many levels, shared to help encourage empathy for others, and utilized to initiate further research and discussion of immigration and refugees from around the world.

A Path Forward: How Libraries Support Refugee Children

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Programs and outreach for kids and families adjusting to life in the United States.

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How Librarians Help Kids With ADHD Thrive

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Students with this special need can require more attention in school, including in the library. Here’s how media specialists are guiding them to stay on task, and succeed.

Increasing Awareness of Youth “in the Margins” |YA Underground

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Help marginalized teens find stories that speak to their experiences with these books and resources.

Diversity Hashtags Hijacked

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YA authors A.C. Thomas and Laura Silverman were among the latest victims of online hate campaigns, an increasingly common and visible problem.

SLJ Controversial Book Survey: Data and Findings

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Download SLJ’s 2016 Controversial Books Survey report, exploring self-censorship among school librarians.

Even More Awards for Spanish, Latin American, and Latin@ Kid Lit

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Looking for more award-winning titles to add to your Spanish-language collections and to include more Latin@-focused acclaimed kid lit? Here are other book prizes that are given in Spain, Latin America, and in the U.S. that can help fulfill that need.

Book Review: Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl

Publisher’s description From the authors of the New York Times bestselling book Rad American Women A-Z, comes a bold new collection of 40 biographical profiles, each accompanied by a striking illustrated portrait, showcasing extraordinary women from around the world. In Rad Women Worldwide, writer Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl tell fresh, engaging, and […]

Hip-Hop, Sexual Abuse, and Reconciliation: Sonia Patel on “Rani Patel in Full Effect”

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Child and adolescent psychiatrist Sonia Patel shared with SLJ what inspired her to write her hard-hitting novel set in early 90s Hawaii.

Build It, and They Will Come | The National Museum of African American History and Culture

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On Saturday, September 24, 2016, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will open its doors.

Free Library of Philadelphia Hosts First-Ever Social Justice Symposium for Teens

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Inspired by the teens at her library, Erin Hoopes organized a Social Justice Symposium at the Free Library of Philadelphia, with author Renée Watson as a keynote speaker.

Setting a New Default for Readers and Myself: A Guest Post by LABYRINTH LOST author Zoraida Cordova

Today we are very honored to host a guest post by LABYRINTH LOST author Zoraida Córdova. Labyrinth Lost is book one in the Brooklyn Brujas series published by Sourcebooks Fire. It is the story of Alex, a girl who wants to reject her magical destiny and in doing so banishes her family to another plane […]

“Back to School” | an SLJ Webcomic by Nidhi Chanani

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An exclusive SLJ webcomic by the author of the forthcoming graphic novel “Pashmina.”

Kickstarter Campaign Launches for Native American Comics Anthology

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AH Comics, the publisher of 2015 SLJ Best Book Moonshot Vol. 1, has spearheaded a crowdsourced funding campaign to finance the second installment of the award-winning anthology of Native American comics.