December 7, 2016

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Four Youth Librarians Among 2016 “I Love My Librarian” Winners

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Among the 10 winners from around the country, each of whom were awarded $5,000, were three school librarians and a youth services librarian, all with inspiring accomplishments.

Parent Objects to Depiction of Islam in Textbook

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A middle school parent in Tennessee has asked that ‘My World History’ be removed from the seventh grade curriculum.

Categories Blur as Teen Lit Comes of Age

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A look at the elastic borders of YA, New Adult, and adult publishing.

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Pictures of the Week | Hanging Out at NCTE

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Friendships were forged at the National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference in Atlanta. Author/illustrators Torben Kuhlmann and R. Gregory Christie met over dinner.

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.

U.S. DOE Offering $680K for VR/AR Educational Simulations

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The EdSim Challenge calls on the VR, video game, and ed tech communities to submit concepts.

It Begins with Listening | Up Close with Kwame Alexander

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SLJ discusses poetry and animal conservation with the award-winning author.

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Teaching Information Literacy Now

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Laura Gardner, 2016 SLJ School Librarian of the Year finalist, updates her lesson plans for the era of fake news.

These Superintendents Are Sold on Libraries | Editorial

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Four influential superintendents see libraries as catalysts for school success—and librarians as change agents in a disrupted learning landscape.

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Penguin and First Book Team Up in Red Mitten Campaign

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‘A Poem for Peter,’ along with a pair of mittens, will be donated to a child in need for every copy of the book sold between now and December 31.

“Pop Literacy”| SLJ ISTE Webcast Series

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This fall series, sponsored by littleBits, will wrap up on December 6 with practical takeaways on pop culture literacy.

A Homecoming and a Rallying Cry for NYC School Librarians

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A driving rain couldn’t keep librarians from Citi Field for the New York City School Library System 27th Annual Fall Conference.

SLJ’s November Pop Picks

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This month’s Popular Picks features favorite authors such as Emma Chichester Clark, Deb Lucke, and Kimberly and James Dean.

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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.”

Princeton Librarian Still Inspired by Ms. Favero| My Library Story

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SLJ’s Leadership Summit got this adult services librarian thinking about her elementary school librarian.

Our Post-Election Commitment | Editor’s Note

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We’re in an unprecedented place for education and library coverage. It’s time to speak to the staff as well as to our readers.

“March: Book Three” Takes 2016 National Book Award

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“This is unreal!” shouted Congressman John Lewis, accepting the award for his graphic memoir of the civil rights movement.

A Grateful Teacher Remembers Mr. Reimann| My Library Story

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Check out the sweet, relatable first installment in our new series, “My Library Story.”

Scholastic’s New Study Looks at Equity in Education

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The report looks at barriers to equity in education, educators’ funding priorities, the role of families and communities, and the needs for learning supports and professional development.

Kid Sleuths Roam the Halls of New York Public Library

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A scavenger hunt celebrated the launch of a new kids’ mystery series by Linda Fairstein, the real-life inspiration for “Law and Order SVU.”