October 18, 2017

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The People’s Comics: Using the Graphic Format To Teach About Current Events

Graphic creators’ take on politics, from immigration to women’s rights.

This article was published in School Library Journal's August 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Goal: Bury the White House in Books

Responding to President Trump’s statement that he does not read books, a grassroots group is encouraging people to send ones to the White House for Valentine’s Day.

“March: Book Three” Makes History at the YMAs | ALA Midwinter 2017

John Lewis’s “March: Book Three” took four Youth Media Awards, including the Printz, while Javaka Steptoe’s “Radiant Child” won the Caldecott, and Kelly Barnhill’s “The Girl Who Drank the Moon” took the Newbery.

Nonfiction Graphic Novels: Give These to Fans of “March”

These recent and upcoming graphic novels bring history and current events to life by telling important stories through the eyes of real people.

A New Library Card for Rep. John Lewis | Picture of the Week

Staff at the Fairfax County (VA) Library sent a new library card to “March” trilogy author John Lewis, who was denied one in 1956 because of his race.

Books as Allies: SLJ’s Best Books Help Kids Find Their Way | Editorial

SLJ’s 2016 Best Books list celebrates 50 years of acknowledging top titles—and the power of books to transport readers and change lives.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Our Post-Election Commitment | Editor’s Note

We’re in an unprecedented place for education and library coverage. It’s time to speak to the staff as well as to our readers.

“March: Book Three” Takes 2016 National Book Award

“This is unreal!” shouted Congressman John Lewis, accepting the award for his graphic memoir of the civil rights movement.

March Named National Book Award Finalist

The 2016 National Book Finalists have been announced. In the Young People’s category, March Book 3 by Senator John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell has been named. Published by Top Shelf, the March Trilogy immediately garnered much acclaim and attention for its compelling story and visual excellence. Upon hearing the news, Senator John Lewis […]

Finalists Announced for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

Here are the five finalists for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, with the corresponding SLJ reviews. Winners of the 67th annual NBAs will be revealed November 16.