November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

“Selma”: Accurate Enough? Questions about the film’s historical accuracy present a teachable moment.

Weighing in on the recent controversy over “Selma” and the ensuing Oscar fallout, author Elizabeth Partridge offers some ideas for engaging students in a discussion about historical accuracy, primary sources, and expert opinion.

Throwback Thursday: The Freedom Libraries of Mississippi

In this 50th anniversary year of Freedom Summer, a look back at SLJ’s 1965 coverage of efforts to provide library services for black children in one of the most segregationist states in the South.