November 20, 2017

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4 Poetry Titles to Share with Tweens

Margarita Engle’s moving exploration of Latinx in U.S. history, Nikki Grimes’s tribute to the Harlem Renaissance, and other works of poetry to share with tweens.

A Renaissance Woman| Up Close with Nikki Grimes

Nikki Grimes revisits works written nearly 100 years ago during the Harlem Renaissance and recasts the classic poets’ words in a way that will speak to today’s readers.

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

Black Contributions Matter | SLJ Spotlight

These titles are an evocation of the depth and richness of black artistry and creativity.

SLJ’s Starred Reviews | November 2016

Gorgeous verse from Nikki Grimes, Emily Jenkins’s playful new picture book, and an anthology from We Need Diverse Books.

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

A Mesmerizing Biography, Hypnotic Poetry, and Inspiring Artists | Nonfiction Preschool to Grade 4

Elementary-aged students have some real winners to look forward to this month. From an electrifying biography of Benjamin Franklin to can’t-miss poetry, these titles have something for everyone.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Resources for Coretta Scott King Award Winners │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

The winners of the 2014 Coretta Scott King Medals and four honor books were announced at the 2014 Youth Media Awards. Incorporate the following booktalks and tools when sharing these powerful books with young readers.