November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Book Review: Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza

Publisher’s description For fans of Nicola Yoon’s Everything, Everything, Emery Lord’s When We Collided, and Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl,Anna Priemaza’s debut novel is a heartwarming and achingly real story of finding a friend, being a fan, and defining your place in a difficult world. Kat and Meg couldn’t be more different. Kat’s anxiety makes it hard for her to talk to […]

Tired of Fidget Spinners? Embrace Them As Teaching Tools, Not Just Toys

Librarian Christina Keasler advises educators to embrace the recent fidget spinner craze—and incorporate them into lesson plans and summer activities.

Digital Comics Boosting Skills of Students with Special Needs

Educators are turning to an old kid favorite in a new form to boost challenged learners’ interest and skills in reading and writing.

How Librarians Help Kids With ADHD Thrive

Students with this special need can require more attention in school, including in the library. Here’s how media specialists are guiding them to stay on task, and succeed.

Understood.org: Web Resource Helps Parents of Kids with Learning and Attention Issues

Understood.org is a new “parent toolbox” on the Web that pools the expertise of 15 well-known learning and child nonprofits so that parents can find articles, advice, expertise, and empathy for their child’s learning and attention struggles.