November 21, 2017

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SLJ’s September 2017 Popular Picks

Daniel José Older’s Shadowshaper sequel will thrill old and new fans; Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech is illustrated for a young audience; and a city mouse finds food and adventure in this month’s Popular Picks!

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Study to Explore Link Between Book Challenges and Diverse Books

Is there a correlation between the Common Core recommended reading lists and challenges to diverse books? Emily Knox, assistant professor at the University of Illinois, is planning a related study.

An Informal Study: Do Book Challenges Suppress Diversity? | Banned Books Week

In an informal study of the top banned books since 2000, young adult author and Diversity in YA cofounder Malinda Lo reveals that 52 percent of challenged titles have diverse content or are written by a diverse author.