August 17, 2017

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Autism and Families | Professional Shelf

We’ve rounded up a host of resources for families affected by autism spectrum disorder.

“Vincent and Theo” | A Conversation with Deborah Heiligman

In her stunning dual biography of the artist Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Theo, the author delivers a breathtaking portrait of their relationship.

Athletes, Activists, and Other Amazing Women | Women’s History Month

A host of new titles celebrate the achievements of women.

Fictional Introductions to Remarkable Real-Life Women

More intimate than traditional biographies, these carefully researched, these well-written works of historical fiction provide inviting introductions to real-life, fascinating women.

The Book Problem — And One Community’s Solution

When left to a group of eight-year-olds, a solution to a classroom issue aided an entire community.

Where Empathy Begins | The Work of Bob Graham

Bob Graham’s whimsical stories are tender, childlike, adventurous, and kind.

Celebrating Black History: Real People and Real Lives

Dig into the past and explore the historical events, personal perspectives, and challenges and achievements that have contributed to the black experience in the United States with these recently published titles.

The Importance of Play | Professional Shelf

When block and housekeeping corners give way to flash cards and workbooks, children don’t necessarily benefit academically.

On the Screen | Black History Month

From the world of sports, music, dance, and politics, these portraits of tenacious trailblazers will give a boost to curricula and offer a varied range of subject matter year round.

Outside the Frame | New YA Fiction About Teen Artists

In these recent titles, the world is a canvas for teen artists.

Seriously STEM | Spectacular Visual Guides for the Classroom and Library

Stunning photography, 3-D illustrations, and learner-friendly formatting distinguish a crop of new and updated science compendiums.

Into the Future With Shana Corey’s “The Secret Subway” | A Lesson Plan

A pneumatically powered railway under the streets of New York City in the 1870s? You bet. Share Shana Corey’s delightful “The Secret Subway” and these standards-aligned lesson plans with your students.

“I Wish My Teacher Knew” | Professional Shelf

A third grade teacher asked her students to complete a simple sentence. Their responses were eye-opening.

Uprooted and Displaced | The Japanese and Japanese Americans During World War II

A trio of new titles looks at how the United States treated a group seen as “other” during World War II.

A Kaleidoscope of Cultures | New Books on Immigration

These new books can be appreciated on many levels, shared to help encourage empathy for others, and utilized to initiate further research and discussion of immigration and refugees from around the world.

The Bridge to Brilliance | Professional Shelf

Despite, or because of, discouraging statistics, an educator commits herself to improving student performance in a struggling urban neighborhood.

Monsters On Their Minds | New YA Fiction

A new crop of horror titles offers a mix of historical fiction, fantasy, and even humor, spawning a slew of tales sure to have teens biting their nails.

“Most Magical” Girls | New Fall Fantasy

In their new books, middle-grade luminaries Karen Cushman, Karen Foxlee, and Jennifer A. Nielsen bring new meaning to the words, “girl power.”

Choice Chapter Book Read-Alouds for a New School Year

School Library Journal’s readers and reviewers weigh in on the best new read-alouds.

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.