November 17, 2017

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The Brown Bookshelf’s Open Declaration Garners 691 Signatures

The declaration expresses commitment to standing with and for children “in the face of attempts to disenfranchise, dehumanize, and to dismiss violence against marginalized people.”

Getting In on the Action | SLJ Spotlight

For readers looking for books that will grab them, hold their attention, and leave them wanting more, these action packed titles will have readers humming the “Mission Impossible” theme song.

SLJ’s July 2016 Popular Picks

This month’s Popular Picks features favorite authors such as Kelly DiPucchio, Kekla Magoon, and Dav Pilkey.

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X: A Novel

X: A Novel, Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon Candlewick Press, January 2015 Reviewed from final copy X: A Novel made the NBA longlist and is one of five YA novels to receive six stars this year. (For reference, the other titles are: Challenger Deep, The Tightrope Walkers, Goodbye Stranger, and The Boys Who Challenged Hitler. All […]

Pictures of the Week: Shabazz and Magoon Launch “X: A Novel” at the 92Y in New York City

CNN legal analyst and host Sunny Hostin (left) with Ilyasah Shabazz (center) and her coauthor Kekla Magoon at the launch for their YA book, X: A Novel on January 6. They were in conversation at the 92nd St. Y as part of the organization’s YA Lit at 92Y series.

How It Went Down

How It Went Down, Kekla Magoon Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), October 2014 Reviewed from final copy For many, the second half of 2014 will be remembered as the time when police violence against black communities sparked outrage, protest, and calls for change. This is a timely and sorrowful moment for How It Went Down to arrive […]

Teens Review the Latest from Holly Black, Novelized Bio of Malcolm X, and More

Teens share their thoughts about upcoming YA books that feature faeries, whales, and pickup lines along with a fictionalized account of the life of Malcolm X.

SLJ Debuts ‘Fuse #8 TV’

Betsy Bird has a TV show. Spinning off Bird’s blog “A Fuse #8 Production” on School Library Journal, “Fuse 8 TV” is a monthly webcast hosted by Bird—and the first episode is now available.

Playing With the Narrative | SLJ Spotlight

These teen fiction titles stretch the limits with twists on the traditional narrative.