September 26, 2016

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SLJ Controversial Books Survey: Word Clouds

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School librarians mentioned these terms the most in their their answers to two questions in SLJ’s 2016 survey, which explores self-censorship.

Unnatural Selection: More Librarians Are Self-Censoring

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Restricting books with controversial content is on the rise in school libraries, according to SLJ’s 2016 Controversial Books Survey, which explores self-censorship.

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All Schools Need Book Challenge Policies

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Jamie LaRue, director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, responds to SLJ‘s survey and points to resources that help librarians create policies and field challenges.

Comparing Librarians’ and Teachers’ Self-Censoring Patterns

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Our survey confirms impressions the NCAC and NCTE have gained from intervening in book censorship controversies around the county.

Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island by Sonia De Los Santos | SLJ Music Review

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Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island. Performed by Sonia De Los Santos. CD. 40:50 mins. Festival Five Records. 2015. $11.99.

PreS Up –In telling tales about growing up in Monterrey, Mexico; moving to the United States; and sharing stories from family and friends, De Los Santos has created a beautiful album for families of all ages to enjoy. While this collection of 12 songs are in Spanish, listeners do not have to speak Spanish to […]

Great Books: Mini-Makers

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Starring kids who passionately craft, construct, concoct, and dream big, these enchanting picture books celebrate creativity and innovation.

Hip-Hop, Sexual Abuse, and Reconciliation: Sonia Patel on “Rani in Full Effect”

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Child and adolescent psychiatrist Sonia Patel shared with SLJ what inspired her to write her hard-hitting novel set in early 90s Hawaii.

Savvy Survivor | “Queen of Katwe” Movie Review

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This is a quietly triumphant adaptation of Tim Crothers’s nonfiction account of a Ugandan teenage girl from the slums who becomes an international chess champion.

Engaging Reluctant Middle Grade Readers

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
At our upcoming webcast, industry experts will offer a sneak peek at some titles from Andrews McMeel, Black Rabbit Books, and Listening Library. From graphic novels to audiobooks and everything in between, these selections are guaranteed to get patrons revved up about reading.
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Teens Review Trailblazing Nonfiction, “Labyrinth Lost,” and More

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The Kitsap YA reviewers take on some informational titles, contemporary YA, and creepy reads just in time for fall, including Zoraida Córdova’s Labyrinth Lost.