November 24, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

26 Forward-Thinking Programs for Back to School

From a picture-book presidential election to a course in cleaning up digital footprints, designer garment upcycling, and TOEFL test prep, these initiatives pack a powerful impact.

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PBS Kids to Go 24/7

PBS announced that it will launch new round-the-clock children’s services later this year. Local PBS stations across the nation will be able to broadcast favorite PBS Kids shows, such as “Curious George” and “Wild Kratts,” 24 hours a day on an additional television channel and offer a live stream.

Understanding Ferguson: Resources on Protest, Nonviolent Resistance, and Civil Rights

Books and resources on the history of the Civil Rights movement, nonviolent resistance, the Rodney King legacy, the history of racial tensions between citizens and police, and more.

SLJ Diversity: A Roundup of Kid Lit, YA, and Features | Resources

SLJ has compiled an expansive page of diversity resources—including materials on people of color, non-American cultures, LGBTQ issues, and disability—to help librarians better serve children and teens. From author interviews to collection development tools and from blogs to news coverage, these articles and reviews aim to give insight into issues that are becoming more relevant for kids each day.