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July 29, 2014

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Resources for Coretta Scott King Award Winners │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

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The winners of the 2014 Coretta Scott King Medals and four honor books were announced at the 2014 Youth Media Awards. Incorporate the following booktalks and tools when sharing these powerful books with young readers.

March, Relish win awards at ALA Midwinter

March, Relish win awards at ALA Midwinter

As has often been the case in recent years, there were several graphic novels on the list of honorees at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, which took place in Philadelphia this year. March, Book One, the graphic-novel memoir of Congressman John Lewis’s involvement in the Civil Rights movement, was named a Coretta Scott King [...]

Doers and Dreamers | Celebrating Black History

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In observation of Black History Month, Curriculum Connections takes a look at a variety of titles that highlight the achievement of African Americans. From abolitionists to artists, there’s something for every collection.

Nick’s Picks | The 2013 American Library Association Award Winners

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Listen to the recent winners of the 2013 ALA book awards share the stories behind their work.

SLJ Staff Picks Contenders for “Other” Youth Media Awards

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With the Youth Media Awards just a few days away, School Library Journal editors and contributors took a stab at naming some possible contenders.

News Bites: Free Video Series from NBC Learn: “Writers Speak to Kids”

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Watch a series of 17 interviews with children’s author’s for free, apply for book donation and literacy grants, get free writing rubrics, and much more—just check out this week’s News Bites for lots of great information for librarians, teachers, and everyone involved in education.