November 17, 2017

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A Homecoming and a Rallying Cry for NYC School Librarians

A driving rain couldn’t keep librarians from Citi Field for the New York City School Library System 27th Annual Fall Conference.

Are Historical Heroes Allowed to Have Prejudices in Children’s Literature?

I don’t usually post anything aside from videos on Sunday but after attending the IBBY Conference in NYC this past weekend this topic came up and seemed well worth pursuing. Not long ago I reviewed The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz. It’s a fine, unique historical novel about a 14-year-old girl who escapes a […]

Books About Friendship: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

Friends who are mean, change, and moving are probably not anyone’s favorite subjects. The following titles selected by the editors at Junior Library Guild focus on friendship with life lessons that all young readers can learn.