November 18, 2017

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A 92-Year-Old Activist to the Rescue in Michigan

Doris Rucks rallied volunteers to reopen and run four school libraries in impoverished Muskegon Heights, MI.

Public Libraries and At-Risk Teens

Author G. Neri speaks with public librarians about the rigors and rewards of working with young adults who are at risk.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

A Banker, a Painter, and a Music Maker: Inspirational Picture Book Biographies │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

Digging into someone’s past allows readers to connect to their future. Whether it’s a well-known name like Joe DiMaggio or a less-known figure like Muhammad Yunus, the subjects in the following biographies will inspire kids to overcome obstacles.

Rock On! | SLJ Spotlight

Three illustrated biographies give insight into rock ‘n’ roll legends.

The Author, the Poet, and the Librarian

How author G. Neri and Tampa school librarian Kimberly DeFusco helped turn a young at-risk nonreader into a Shakespeare-loving poet. As told by all three.

This article was published in School Library Journal's August 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

How Author G. Neri and Librarian Kimberly DeFusco Changed a Life

The Chess Rumble author and a Tampa school librarian helped turn a young at-risk non-reader into a Shakespeare-loving poet. (As told by the author, the librarian, and the poet.)