Detailed tips on engaging young users with the image-based social media tool, plus 20 Instagram accounts to follow.
Librarians Stacy Dillon and Amy Laughlin recommend free or cheap apps and websites that allow kids to create, remix, and experiment with art and sound.
Music spans every culture, and exposing students to diverse musical offerings is a great way to expand their outlook on the world. These performers and record labels will help build or enhance your bilingual and multicultural resources.
This year marks the 20th presentation of the Pura Belpré awards, and a huge celebration is being planned for ALA Annual in June. Tim Wadham takes stock of the trends and themes that recur in the winning titles, all of which affirm the Latino cultural experience.
From evil hummingbirds and odd picture book cameos, to how things stand on diversity, Betsy Bird considers where we are and where children’s books might be headed in 2016.
Community organizations, businesses, and local residents are often eager to help their neighborhood school libraries—they’re just waiting for someone to ask. These partnership resources and toolkits can get you started.
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In recent years, we have seen an explosion of Latino authors writing for young adults. These works offer much-needed windows (and mirrors) for all readers.
When a Massachusetts high school tapped the true-crime podcast for its summer “read,” students and teachers used writing, science, math, art, and dance to explore the case’s many questions.
SLJ takes a long view of YA literature in our Teen Issue. With the red-hot category capturing adult and tween readers, is YA’s intended audience being left behind?
An imaginative and rigorous teen internship experience at the La Vista (NE) Public Library requires commitment and offers valuable experience.
A teen services librarian in Salt Lake City discovered the key to helping older kids with autism spectrum disorders participate in library programs: iPads.
Humankind has always been plagued by infectious disease. It is likely that Ramses V died of smallpox in 1157 BCE in Egypt. In 160 CE, China’s Han dynasty was devastated by plague. Who hasn’t heard of 14th-century Europe’s Black Death, an epidemic responsible for the demise of millions? Outbreaks of various diseases have occurred throughout history—no era, culture, or continent has been spared. But the study of infectious disease is not just for history buffs—cases of infection have recently […]
Book club participants at Camp Glenwood want to read about “something real—about people who have made it after being in trouble,” says Kris Cannon, who leads the club. That includes works by Jarvis Jay Masters, Matt de la Peña, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Walter Dean Myers, and others.