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School libraries are popping up that are fully, even lavishly, equipped, save for one thing: a certified school librarian. Here, one New Jersey librarian explains why that can never work. Ever.
What Carolyn Mackler, Sherman Alexie, Julie Berry, Tim Wynne-Jones, and others say about experiencing and harnessing inspiration.
A carefully curated selection of accurate, up-to-date sex education titles that aim to be age appropriate and that reject heteronormal assumptions and stereotypes.
A group of eighth graders in need of academic intervention in Virginia are now more confident readers. Never underestimate the power of a pooch.
An initiative to brighten the lives of young refugees from Central America is gaining tremendous ground, while hopes are high to expand the lifeline to Syrian refugees in Europe.
“Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White” is bound to be one of the biggest books of the fall season. We are thrilled to share these engaging snippets.
“Free Verse” author Sarah Dooley has been leading a writing group at a West Virginia public library for six years.
From Pizza Hut to a local supermarket to a famous ball player, a library-advocacy team in Houston found the perfect partners to create change for students.
Public libraries are providing rich early-learning writing experiences with paper and pencil—along with chunky crayons, water, paintbrushes, and even a dollop of shaving cream.
Inspired by the record-breaking Broadway musical, this librarian gets kids rapping, listening, and learning American history.
Here’s what librarians need to know to work with—not against—the online information-seeking behavior of youth and achieve the best results.
Author Pat Mora’s April 15 Arbuthnot Lecture at Santa Barbara (CA) City College coincided with the 20th anniversary of the celebration she founded, “El día de los niños/ El día de los libros” (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as “Día.”
With a launch party on April 30, Independent Bookstore Day, one couple is confident that a writing program for children—and a community center vibe—can make their shop the little bookstore that could.
“Focus on Flint Day” was a testament to the compassion this Indianapolis community has for the youngest victims of the ongoing water crisis in Michigan.
On average, budgets climbed nearly 20 percent in 2015–16 to $8,315. Meanwhile, school librarians report a lack of needed funds to serve special needs children and English language learners. And OER use is up, as is the demand for nonfiction.
Considering the current political climate, it is no surprise that many readers find themselves wondering what is fact and what is fiction, what is good information and what is questionable. It is essential that thoughtful, balanced, and nuanced works of nonfiction are available to young people—our country’s future voters.
In “Helping and Healing,” Rita Meade emphasizes the importance of the social sciences in contributing to the development and well-being of young people and their impact on society. In “Bug […]