Winner Todd Burleson, and finalists Anita Cellucci and Laura Gardner, all display outstanding achievement and innovative use of technology.
“Please keep robots out of the sawdust” is the kind of phrase heard around the library at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, IL, where Todd Burleson can be found leading engineering challenges, inspiring student reporters, and constantly inventing.
Thanks to Anita Cellucci, the Westborough (MA) High School library is a hub where teens come to read and relax, learn about mental wellness, hold poetry slams, and dream big.
Laura Gardner brings out the best in students at Dartmouth (MA) Middle School with outstanding volunteer, tech, and reading programs.
AH Comics, the publisher of 2015 SLJ Best Book Moonshot Vol. 1, has spearheaded a crowdsourced funding campaign to finance the second installment of the award-winning anthology of Native American comics.
Hashimi, Nadia. One Half from the East. 272p. HarperCollins. Sept. 2016. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780062421906.
Gr 4-8 –After Obayda’s policeman father loses a leg in a car bombing in Kabul, her family moves to a rural village to be near their extended relatives. When her father retreats from life because of his injury, an aunt suggests that the girl be allowed to be a bacha posh and live as a boy. Obayda would have a better […]
Bow, Erin. The Swan Riders. 384p. (Prisoners of Peace: Bk. 2). ebook available. S. & S./Margaret K. McElderry Bks. Sept. 2016. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781481442749.
Gr 10 Up –This sequel picks up shortly after the conclusion of The Scorpion Rules. Greta Gustafson Stuart, former princess of the Pan Polar Confederation, is a newly minted Artificial Intelligence. In agreeing to become an AI, Greta has saved herself and fellow hostage Elián Palnik while avoiding the wrath of […]
A children’s and YA author has founded a nonprofit to save a historic home as a haven for future artists and writers.
to save Langston Hughes’s home for future writers and poets
Creating a space for local writers and artists in a historic home
The work of this prolific producer of audiovisual materials adapted from award-winning children’s books had been translated into more than 20 languages.
Mark Flowers presents a bevy of titles that may technically be nonfiction but that are loaded with teen appeal, from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: The Revolution to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to an examination of the Dark Knight.