October 24, 2016

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Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea, Ruta Sepetys Philomel, February 2016 Reviewed from ARC When we compiled our list of 25 contenders, we skipped Salt to the Sea. But not because we hadn’t read it: I read it back in something, and even gave it four stars on Goodreads. However, the longer I get from reading this […]

Ruta Sepetys on Unearthing an Untold Story of World War II in “Salt to the Sea”


SLJ caught up with the acclaimed YA author of Between Shades of Gray to discuss her latest historical fiction novel about the world’s worst maritime disaster, Salt to the Sea.

Poetry, History, and Anticipated New Titles | Penguin Young Readers Spring 2016 Preview


Marilyn Singer talks about her new work of reverso poetry, and editors present multi-layered history and historical fiction as well as hotly anticipated follow-ups from favorite authors at the recent Penguin Young Readers Spring 2016 Preview.

Nick’s Picks | The Promise of Technology


This past summer I attended my first International Society for Technology in Education conference (ISTE), and was awestruck to be among 20,000 plus educators who share the exhilarating goal of advancing “excellence in learning and teaching through innovative and effective uses of technology.” Four of the promises of technology that permeated conference conversations—along with exemplar multimedia resources from TeachingBooks.net—are highlighted in this month’s column.