May 28, 2017

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It’s the Final Stretch for SLJ’s 2017 School Librarian of the Year Award

With the submission deadline for the coveted honor coming up fast on Saturday, May 20, excitement at finding out “Who will it be this year?” is building.

YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten; L.A. Times Book Awards Announced

The latest roundup of award news, grants, and more for librarians who serve teens.

The Life & Legacy of Dwayne McDuffie, Diversity in Comics Pioneer

The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, now in its third year, is named for the man whose influence on the comics industry is still being felt.

SLJ’s “A Fuse #8 Production” Wins FOLIO Award for Best Blog

“A Fuse #8 Production” has won an Eddie Digital Award as the best blog in the B-to-B category government/public sector/education.

Finalists Announced for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

Here are the five finalists for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, with the corresponding SLJ reviews. Winners of the 67th annual NBAs will be revealed November 16.

Ten Contenders Make the 2016 National Book Awards Longlist for Young People’s Literature

The titles represent diverse voices and writing styles, addressing issues such as first love, violence in the home, sexual identity, immigration, interracial dating, social activism, and the effects of war on children.

SLJ and Scholastic Announce 2016 School Librarian of the Year Award Winners

Winner Todd Burleson, and finalists Anita Cellucci and Laura Gardner, all display outstanding achievement and innovative use of technology.

Three Digital Dynamos, Now in the National Spotlight, Tell All

Engaging kids with the latest of tech? It’s all in a day’s work for these PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program winners.

Will You Be Our Next Celebrity School Librarian?

Are you one of those people who laments “I never win anything?” If you’re a superstar school librarian (and you are, of course) then your luck may be about to change.

Meg Rosoff Is 2016 Astrid Lindgren Laureate

The writer of YA best-sellers “How I Live Now” and “Picture Me Gone” was selected from a pool of 215 notables.

2016 School Librarian of the Year Award Open for Entries

If you’re confident that you’ve gone above and beyond finding innovative ways to equip students with 21st-century literacies—or know a colleague who has—check out all the details on SLJ’s 2016 School Librarian of the Year Award.

Why “The Hired Girl” Won the 2016 O’Dell Award

The win strikes a chord of redemption for supporters of the controversial book following a wide-ranging discussion over the main character’s prejudiced outlooks.

Picture of the Week: Gene Luen Yang Inaugurated as National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature

Our most memorable shot of the week is of a trio of grinning ambassadors. It’s sure to make you smile, too.

SLJ Columnist Pat Scales Wins ALSC Distinguished Service Award

Pat Scales, School Library Journal’s Scales on Censorship columnist, has been named this year’s Distinguished Service Award recipient by the Association for Library Service to Children.

Gene Luen Yang Is Next Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

The new 2016–2017 Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is Gene Luen Yang. He will be the youngest ambassador ever, as well as the first to come from a graphic literature background.

Three School Librarians Win 2015 “I Love My Librarian” Awards

The winners include a librarian who works with incarcerated youth at a school within a juvenile hall and another whose efforts helped raise student reading scores significantly at an underserved elementary school.

Meet the Recipients of the 2015 SLJ Build Something Bold Award

Read about the winner, first runner-up, and editor’s choice for SLJ’s 2015 Build Something Bold Award, honoring creativity in school library programming that incorporates hands-on learning led by the librarian or media specialist.

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Ten Titles Make Longlist for the 2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

The 2015 longlist in the Young People’s Literature category includes a previous National Book Award winner and a two-time National Book Award finalist. Three novels are by debut authors.

PBS Launches Emperor Science Award for 10th and 11th Graders

A student in high school today just might become the scientist who develops a cure for cancer. PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) are giving 300 students such an opportunity over the next three years with The Emperor Science Award.

Reviewers and Bloggers: Prepare for KidLitCon 2015, October 9–10, in Baltimore

Registration is now open for the annual festival of book love known as KidLitCon, for people who write about children’s and young adult literature.