September 18, 2017

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In Charlottesville, a Back-to-School Like No Other

Virginia school librarians prepare for school to open 11 days after the deadly clash between white supremacist groups and counterprotestors.

Trump’s Immigration Policy Prompts Publisher to Fast-Track Statue of Liberty Book

Chronicle Books will publish Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris in September.

Resource Roundup: Teaching and Curriculum Supports on Antibias and Social Justice

Articles, videos, lesson plans, and other resources for educators preparing to talk to kids and teens about Charlottesville, racism, and hatred.

YA Lit or New Adult? Six Titles for Older Teens | SLJ Spotlight

Six sophisticated titles for teens that explore life beyond high school.

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With Smart Toys, Kids’ Privacy Is at Play

A recent FBI public service announcement warned that common features such as microphones and cameras “could put the privacy and safety of children at risk.”

5 Tips for Makers on a Budget from a Teen Librarian

“Teen Librarian Toolbox” blogger and SLJTeen Live! panelist Karen Jensen shares some ideas and resources for low-budget maker spaces.

As Employers Turn to Evidence-Based Hiring, How Can Libraries Prepare Job Seekers? | Higher Ground

Evidence-based hiring is disrupting the way we train, seek, and hire people to do work. Higher Ground columnist Susanna Williams thinks libraries can play a role.

School Bus–Turned–Bookmobile Rolls Across Georgia

Over the summer, the polka-dot bus visited areas without easy access to a public library.

Beyond Bilingual: Making Storytime Inviting to All English Language Learners

Here’s how two Brooklyn librarians are making storytime more inclusive.

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First Book To Increase Digital Resources with Tablets

The online education nonprofit announces the availability of new, specially-sourced tablets for low-income communities.

Chris Russell On Boy Bands, YA Lit, and “Songs About a Girl”

From London, Russell spoke to SLJ about how he came to write YA (he’s in the band The Lightyears) and the period he spent writing gossip updates for a One Direction fan site.

13 Tips for Teaching News and Information Literacy

Experts share their most successful teaching methods for elementary and middle schoolers.

Test-Driving the Starling: Can a word-tracking device make babies smarter? | SLJ Review

SLJ reviews the Starling, a word-tracking device for babies. Our “First Steps” columnist Lisa Kropp considers its potential use in libraries.

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11 Games Honored for Social Impact

From Minecraft to Tracking Ida, 11 games nominated for the 2017 Games for Change awards offer learning potential.

FL Schools Brace for Book Challenges

After passage of a new state law allowing citizens to challenge educational materials in their county, Florida school librarians are wondering what the process will mean for them come fall.

New ISTE Standards for Educators Highlight Librarians’ Role

Advocating for equitable tech access and participating in professional learning are among the mandates of the new standards.

10 Graphic Novels That Are Not Quite of This World

“Good Comics 4 Kids” blogger Brigid Alverson rounds up her top picks of graphic novels for teens publishing in fall 2017, which run the gamut from fairy-tale princesses taking over the kingdom to a boy falling in love with a ghost.

Board Book Buzz | Editors’ Picks

SLJ’s editors have selected and annotated 50 of the season’s top board book selections.

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A Maker Space for Little Ones

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh supplies real tools and materials for preschoolers in its MAKESHOP.

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10 Toys That Teach

Top picks from librarians who incorporate toys into their programs.

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