November 23, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Remembering Sheila Barry, Publisher of Groundwood Books

Barry, the influential and beloved publisher of Groundwood Books, died on November 15.

The Next Level: Student-Designed Games

When kids design games, it can strengthen academic concepts—and build new skills.

Feminism From A to Z by Gayle E. Pitman | SLJ Review

Gr 9 Up –Energetic and engaging, this primer on feminism covers a wide variety of subjects.

The Next Level: Student-Designed Games

When kids design games, it can strengthen academic concepts—and build new skills.

25 Titles and Resources To Explore the Vietnam War

Fifty years after the Vietnam War, authors revisit and examine the conflict and its aftermath with appropriate content for their audiences.


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Remembering Sheila Barry, Publisher of Groundwood Books

Barry, the influential and beloved publisher of Groundwood Books, died on November 15.

25 Titles and Resources To Explore the Vietnam War

Fifty years after the Vietnam War, authors revisit and examine the conflict and its aftermath with appropriate content for their audiences.

SLJ Chats with National Book Award Finalist Elana K. Arnold

Check out SLJ’s Facebook Live chat with National Book Award finalist Elana K. Arnold.

The Next Level: Student-Designed Games

When kids design games, it can strengthen academic concepts—and build new skills.

7 Dazzling Debuts | Adult Books 4 Teens

From Middle Eastern–set epic fantasy to gritty memoir to thought-provoking speculative fiction, these seven unforgettable works from first-time authors are sure to enthrall.

AASL 17: Starring Standards

Include, inquire, collaborate, curate, explore, and engage. Those six commitments of the new AASL National School Librarian standards resonated throughout the conference weekend.

Cheap Thrills: Maker Projects that Won’t Break Your Budget

Activities that involve cardboard, straws, and T-shirts can deliver a big burst of STEAM, while costing very little.

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Webcasts

Unpacking the New AASL Standards

Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, 3:30PM-4:30PM ET / 12:30-1:30PM ET
In this hour-long webinar, members of American Association of School Librarians editorial and implementation teams will discuss the genesis, framework, and goals of the recently unveiled standards and what they mean for 21st-century learners, librarians, and school libraries.
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Take the Plunge: STREAM

Add an “R,” Reading, to STEAM and ramp up student learning. In this free session, you’ll glean insight from STREAM practitioners and tips on integrating science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, and math.
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Meet Education Hurdles Head On: Tips and Tools for Success!

Helping teachers access a wide range of quality content for classroom assignments and lesson plans can be overwhelming. Attend this live webinar to hear from a Teacher Librarian who has met this challenge head-on and is successfully connecting her users to valuable digital resources.
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Pictures of the Week

Hanging out with Frank Lloyd Wright, Mary Wong, and Jack Gantos #AASL17

An #AASL pre-conference tour offered an opportunity to visit a National Historic Landmark and an extraordinary collection of children’s book art.

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