October 20, 2016

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Tell It Slant | SLJ Spotlight


These works are a call for empathy and compassion and necessary reads for students engaged with our nation’s past, the refugee experience, and the power of self and nature.

Ashley Bryan’s “Freedom over Me” | An Interview


In his most recent book, the three-time Coretta Scott King award winner imagines the lives and dreams of 11 enslaved men and women, who, in the summer of 1828, were offered for sale.

Review of the Day: Freedom Over Me by Ashley Bryan

Freedom Over Me: Eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life By Ashley Bryan Atheneum (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) $17.99 ISBN: 978-1481456906 Ages 9 and up On shelves September 13th Who gives voice to the voiceless? What are your credentials when you do so? When I was a teen I used to […]

Fusenews: “I was at dog church!”

First and foremost, this: That would be Kadir Nelson’s tribute to the Schomburg Library in NYC. A couple things to note about it.  First, in an amazing bit of research you can see that he includes both the old Schomburg Library (now overrun with ivy) and the new Schomburg together at the bottom.  Second, the […]

Explore Art: Nonfiction Titles for Teens

This is Warhol

“Media Mania” gets unplugged to feature exciting new books that spotlight the oldest form of mass communication: art. Ranging in topic from magnetic and multifaceted biographies of art world giants, these handsomely illustrated offerings invite teens into an intriguing and thought-provoking world.

Inside the Worlds of Edward Hopper, Ashley Bryan, and Melba Liston | Nonfiction Preschool to Grade 4


This month, nonfiction titles introduce readers to whole new worlds. Learn about painter Edward Hopper, jazz prodigy Melba Liston, and puppeteer and poet Ashley Bryan.

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Pictures of the Week: Ashley Bryan Celebrates 90th Birthday; Santa Clarita Summer Reading Program

Ashley Bryan and Friends

Acclaimed author/illustrator Ashley Bryan celebrated his 90th birthday at the Simon & Schuster Children’s fall preview on July 25. The winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton and Coretta Scott King Awards was joined by librarians, publishing professionals, and fellow children’s books artists.