January 21, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

NYC 2018 Women’s March | Picture of the Week

A student making her way to the NYC 2018 Women’s March on January 20.

Award-Winning Author Julius Lester Leaves Behind Storied Legacy

Lester, the legendary children’s book author, musician, and civil rights activist, died at his Massachusetts home on January 18.

History Has Its Eyes on Her: Biographies of women are a hot trend in children’s publishing

Betsy Bird on the state of women in kids’ books, with stellar titles on girls who run the world.

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Seeing Into Tomorrow by Richard Wright & Nina Crews | SLJ Review

K-Gr 3 –This book collects 12 of Wright’s outstanding haiku, written 50 years ago and still available in the anthology, Haiku: The Last Poems of an American Icon.

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes | SLJ Review

Gr 4-8 –The Towers Falling author once again tackles a timely yet difficult subject.

Guiding Readers by Interest, Not Level

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, 4PM-5PM ET / 1PM-2PM PT
Reading is a highly complex activity. Readers must build strategies and create behaviors as they move to increasingly difficult texts. How can schools support this process and teach self-sufficiency as readers progress?
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Fiete Puzzle | Touch and Go

A new app from Ahoiii Entertainment offers children an opportunity to exercise their fine-motor and visual discrimination skills.

Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick & David Serlin | SLJ Review

PreS-Gr 1 –Selznick and Serlin take the easy reader format to new creative heights.

The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis | SLJ Review

Gr 5-8 –Oversized like an ox, 12-year-old Charlie Bobo and his sharecropper parents eke out a living on the Tanner Plantation deep in South Carolina in 1858.

33 Titles To Jump-Start Black History Month

In an effort to make our coverage of Black History Month a more nuanced and valuable experience, we’ll be posting several related roundups throughout January and February.