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.
How to foster a culture of empathy and help youth who are facing mental health challenges, with advice on educating staff and helping teens access information. Includes recommended YA titles that address topics from addiction to self-harm.
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.
Nikki Robertson enjoys a sandbox just as much as her students. But instead of shovels and sifters, her toys tend toward digital tools that fill the maker space at James Clemens High School in Madison, AL, where Robertson is the librarian and tech facilitator. Her goal? Get messy, get out of her comfort zone, and bring others along with her.
Author G. Neri speaks with public librarians about the rigors and rewards of working with young adults who are at risk.
When a Massachusetts high school tapped the true-crime podcast for its summer “read,” students and teachers used writing, science, math, art, and dance to explore the case’s many questions.
Apps that foster creative tinkering while enabling tweens and teens to grasp a new skill, from 3-D modeling to game design.
This article was published in School Library Journal's May 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Guest columnist Alexandra Gomez rounds up distributors offering Spanish-language and bilingual materials with highlights from their recent titles.
The 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale warrants a collection of all things Alice to delight and inform readers of all ages.
Read about the winner, first runner-up, and editor’s choice for SLJ’s 2015 Build Something Bold Award, honoring creativity in school library programming that incorporates hands-on learning led by the librarian or media specialist.
This article was published in School Library Journal's October 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
This month we’ve gathered a diverse selection of stories featuring teen protagonists facing many different challenges and situations.
Loaded with surefire kid appeal, these fiction and nonfiction series are meant to entertain, reinforce skills, and, more importantly, create a lifelong love of reading.
From her blog, entitled “Bunhead with Duct Tape,” to her maker space program called SLIME, Kristina Holzweiss, of Bay Shore Middle School in Long Island, NY, displays an energetic penchant for tinkering with traditional ideas.
At Robert E. Lilliard Elementary School in Nashville, TN, Lakisha Brinson used a wide array of books, electronic media, and apps to bring social studies to life, particularly during Black History Month lessons.
Sally Smollar engages students in activities from digital media classes to gardening at Plumosa School of the Arts in Delray Beach, FL.
This past spring an award worthy of your attention was announced: Mathical Books for Kids from Tots to Teens. The prize, which honors exceptional books, evolved from an alliance between Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), and the Children’s Book Council (CBC).