December 12, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

A Passion for Words: Three Bibliophiles Who Changed the World

Three 2017 picture book bios present a uniquely envisioned portrait of its subject, while also celebrating the power of books to express ideas, rouse imaginations, and inspire discussion.

Those Endless Summer Reading Wish Lists | Authors and Illustrators Reveal Theirs

Not surprisingly, fun and funny is a theme during this post-election year.

Nonfiction Creators on Inspiration, Research, and More | SLJ Day of Dialog 2017

Insight into writing and illustrating nonfiction from Steve Sheinkin, Sue Macy, Michelle Markel, Alexandra Siy, and R. Gregory Christie.

2014 Jane Addams Book Awards Highlight Human Rights

Winning and honored titles included Sugar, a novel set on a plantation in the Reconstruction South, and Razia’s Ray of Hope, about the struggle for girls’ education in present-day Afghanistan.

Nonfiction Notes | Inching Toward Women’s History Month

This month, Curriculum Connections’ newest column “Nonfiction Notes” highlights the latest quality nonfiction titles, with a special emphasis on books about women.

From Cannons to Courage | Nonfiction Notes, January 2013

Educators eager to implement the Common Core standards into their work need look no further than School Library Journal’s newest column, Nonfiction Notes. This month, we examine titles that include biographies, the American Revolution, and exploration.