Nominations are now being accepted by The Brown Bookshelf for their ninth annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month showcase honoring emerging and established children’s book creators’ literary contributions.
In recent years, we have seen an explosion of Latino authors writing for young adults. These works offer much-needed windows (and mirrors) for all readers.
These librarians are committed to giving African American youth, particularly those in low-income communities, reasons to visit their school or public libraries—and to increasing the variety of materials that draw them into reading.
Rebecca Stead, Paul Acampora, and Valynne E. Maetani held court at “It’s Complicated: Secrets, Schemes, and Friends,” a panel held Sunday, November 9 at the New York Society Library and funded by author Richard Peck. The writers considered the role of social media, talked about their research process, and discussed the future of YA.
“Libraries for ALL Learners” was this year’s theme at the New York City Department of Education’s Library Services Annual Fall Conference, which convened at CitiField in Flushing. The session encompassed diversity in culture, ability, learning styles, gender and sexual identity.
Author G. Neri speaks with public librarians about the rigors and rewards of working with young adults who are at risk.
These three memoirs about young people who have overcome incarceration, gang life, and impoverished childhoods will satisfy the need for representation of teens in the margins.
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.
Blogger and librarian Debbie Reese shares works for young adults by and about Native Americans that should be read, displayed, and celebrated in every collection, including graphic novels and the latest by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale.
Technology may be transforming the way people learn a second language—but not in K–12 schools. Instead, librarians and teachers still prefer to use print books to support their English language learners (ELL), according to a survey by SLJ and Rourke Educational Media.
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Librarian Julie Stivers presents diverse and underappreciated titles that should be celebrated during YALSA’s Teen Read Week (October 18–24), including Varian Johnson’s The Great Greene Heist and Polly Holyoke’s The Neptune Project.
Guest columnist Alexandra Gomez rounds up distributors offering Spanish-language and bilingual materials with highlights from their recent titles.
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Is there a correlation between the Common Core recommended reading lists and challenges to diverse books? Emily Knox, assistant professor at the University of Illinois, is planning a related study.
Terms of the pending three-year, $30 million deal between the retail giant and the New York City Department of Education for e-materials are being revised after the National Federation of the Blind said that the technology would not adequately serve blind students.
In its 21st year, the Small Press Expo (held on September 19–20 in Bethesda, MD) celebrated indie and self-published comics, diversity, and the female-led 2015 Ignatz Awards.
Teen winners of a Banned Books Essay Contest in Colorado Springs were recently announced. “Teen Librarian Toolbox” blogger Heather Booth was named 2015 Illinois Young Adult Librarian of the Year. Readers have the opportunity to win a copy of Ann Jacobus’s Romancing the Dark in the City of Light.
Authors Susan Kuklin, Robin Talley, and Alex Gino spoke about transgender representation in books and the importance of making LGBTQ titles visible.