October 21, 2017

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Freedom in Congo Square | SLJ DVD Review

Gr 1-5 –This Coretta Scott King and Caldecott Honor Book by Carole Boston Weatherford, with illustrations by R. Gregory Christie, really takes flight in the lively DVD version.

SLJ Reviews of the YMA Winners | ALA Midwinter 2017

Our reviews of the YMA titles, plus past interviews with the authors and illustrators.

Schools Look To Talk Race, Violence, and Tolerance with Students

As the start of school approaches, educators around the country are grappling with the best way to support students who have questions about the shootings in the news.

Brendan Kiely’s and Jason Reynolds’s CSK Author Honor Speeches for “All American Boys”

Coauthors Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds each delivered remarks about their Coretta Scott King (CSK) Author Honor win for All American Boys on June 26 during the CSK Award’s Breakfast at the American Library Association’s Annual Meeting in Orlando. SLJ presents both speeches, published together for the first time.

Scenes from the ALA National Conference | ALA 2015

Snapshots of honored authors, jubilant librarians, the newly engaged, and more from the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Tales Out of School: An Interview with 2015 Margaret A. Edwards Award winner Sharon Draper

The former National Teacher of the Year talks about teaching, writing, and a generation of teen readers that her books have touched.

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Coretta Scott King Book Grant; ALSC’s Graphic Novel Reading Lists | News Bites

In this round of industry news, learn about the Association for Library Service to Children’s Day of Diversity for children’s literature in collaboration with the Children’s Book Council—plus several grants geared toward enhancing your library’s collection.

January Deadline for 2015 Coretta Scott King Book Grants

Enrich your library collection with 60-100 titles by African American authors and illustrators by applying for one of three Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants administered by the American Library Association.

Honoring Librarian Henrietta Smith, Long-Term Diversity Advocate

Henrietta Mays Smith, 92, an inaugural member of the Coretta Scott King Awards Task Force, will be the first librarian to receive a Carle Mentor Honor on September 18.

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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.