The hour-long Thrills and Chills panel delivered fresh insights from prominent YA horror and suspense authors, including Mindy McGinnis (The Female of the Species).
The “Stranger than Fiction: NF 4 Teens” panelists described the process of crafting their work and offered suggestions on how to motivate teens to seek out nonfiction.
Winner Todd Burleson, and finalists Anita Cellucci and Laura Gardner, all display outstanding achievement and innovative use of technology.
“Please keep robots out of the sawdust” is the kind of phrase heard around the library at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, IL, where Todd Burleson can be found leading engineering challenges, inspiring student reporters, and constantly inventing.
Thanks to Anita Cellucci, the Westborough (MA) High School library is a hub where teens come to read and relax, learn about mental wellness, hold poetry slams, and dream big.
Laura Gardner brings out the best in students at Dartmouth (MA) Middle School with outstanding volunteer, tech, and reading programs.
A children’s and YA author has founded a nonprofit to save a historic home as a haven for future artists and writers.
to save Langston Hughes’s home for future writers and poets
Creating a space for local writers and artists in a historic home
The work of this prolific producer of audiovisual materials adapted from award-winning children’s books had been translated into more than 20 languages.
First Katrina. Then Rita. Now, record rainfall has put Louisiana under water again. SLJ spoke with school librarians in the region, where the start of the school year has been suspended in many areas.
A parent objects when a first grader shares “Captain Underpants”; contending with parents who say their children are gifted.
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“Alabama Story,” based on controversy surrounding Garth Williams’s book “The Rabbits’ Wedding,” has struck a chord with theatergoers.
SLJ’s fifth annual virtual conference on all things teen and YA had a record 4,000-plus registered attendees, and featured author panels, PD sessions, and a charismatic pair of keynote speakers.
Award-winning authors Steve Sheinkin, Deborah Heiligman, and Neal Shusterman are among the 36 author/illustrators who are giving kid lit lovers an inside look at their personal work spaces in a contest.
Though teenagers’ needs may be more complex than ever, there are also plenty of tools available to make reaching those patrons easier, according to several panelists who spoke at SLJTeen Live.
“Sparking curiosity, diving into big ideas, and making connections to the world,” are design objectives of the innovative developer Tinybop, Inc., and all are in evidence in Skyscrapers, the seventh volume in their “Explorer’s Library” series.
The clips, accessed via QR codes, cover a range of experiences, from a moment in history, to a monumental speech or news coverage of a historical event.
Amid increasing controversy around author e.E. Charlton-Trujillo’s use of a made-up dialect along with what some deem as stereotypical characters in her most recent book, Candlewick Press has postponed publication.
Here’s how a PA high school librarian enticed reluctant library users with a mobile, curated selection of high-interest titles.
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.