October 19, 2017

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Is the Cat in the Hat Racist? Read Across America Shifts Away From Dr. Seuss and Toward Diverse Books

For its 20th anniversary year, the literacy awareness program will shift its focus toward a year-round promotion of diverse books. This comes amidst heightened awareness of representation in kid lit and scrutiny of racial imagery in the work of Dr. Seuss.

Women’s History on the Internet | Professional Shelf

Celebrate the remarkable diversity of American women, past and present, with these deep and engaging Internet resources.

New Report Marks Growing NEA Attention to School Libraries

The study paints a detailed picture of the state of funding and staffing for school libraries across the country in the years following the Great Recession.

#getESEAright: ALA Joins Twitter Campaign for ESEA

The American Library Association is joining a Twitter effort (#getESEAright) on April 9 from 7−8 p.m. ET to support dedicated funding for school libraries through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act.