November 17, 2017

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Nine Resources for Building Cultural Literacy | Mix It Up

From materials that showcase the important aspects of North American culture, such as the history of Native American peoples, to apps and websites that detail issues abroad, including the flow of refugees through Europe, these tools serve to enrich students’ discovery and understanding of places and cultures other than their own.

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How Remix Culture Informs Student Writing & Creativity

Artistic remix influences kids’ creativity on almost every level. Here’s how, and why you need to understand it.

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Making the Transition: Spanish-Language and Latin@-Focused Beginning Readers and Chapter Books

Libro por libro columnist Tim Wadham presents some classic and new works for emerging readers that either feature Latin@ characters or have been translated into Spanish.

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A Voice of One’s Own | Editorial

A great teacher can make all the difference. When it came to writing, for me that teacher was Linda Harter, who taught English, composition, and drama at my high school in Wallace, ID. I reached out to thank her, reminisce, and learn more about her teaching life—and gained perspective on her approach to teaching and a deeper appreciation of her work.

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Inspire: Authors and the Creative Spark

What Carolyn Mackler, Sherman Alexie, Julie Berry, Tim Wynne-Jones, and others say about experiencing and harnessing inspiration.

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Multicultural Literature for Latino Children, Early Literacy, and Storytelling | Professional Reading

This month’s professional reading titles include global offerings for storytellers, a primer on developing literacy skills, and more.

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Sex Education: Covering the Bases | Focus On

A carefully curated selection of accurate, up-to-date sex education titles that aim to be age appropriate and that reject heteronormal assumptions and stereotypes.

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From Summer Camp to the Far Reaches of the Galaxy | Middle Grade Series Update

Librarian Chris Lassen rounds up the latest middle grade continuations, with titles perfect for fans looking to catch up on their favorite series over the long summer vacation.

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School Libraries Host Events to Welcome ELL Students and Families

Read-and-greet evening programs and home visits with culturally relevant books are some of the efforts librarians are making to bring families of English Language Learners into the school community.

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Gale Kids InfoBits: A Reference Wonderland | Reference Online

Gale provides a trove of material for a wide variety of elementary-aged users.

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A Sneak Peek at Melissa Sweet’s Splendid Biography of E.B. White

“Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White” is bound to be one of the biggest books of the fall season. We are thrilled to share these engaging snippets.

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Keeping a Kids’ Writing Workshop Going

“Free Verse” author Sarah Dooley has been leading a writing group at a West Virginia public library for six years.

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Scribble: How to Grow Budding Writers

Public libraries are providing rich early-learning writing experiences with paper and pencil—along with chunky crayons, water, paintbrushes, and even a dollop of shaving cream.

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SLJ’s May 2016 Popular Picks

Check out SLJ’s May 2016 Popular Picks featuring Monica Brown, Tom Angleberger, Sarah Maas, and more.

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Literary Classics, Short and Sweet with Scott Nash|Up Close

With wit, style, and a healthy dash of humor, Nash retells nine classic works of literature including The Odyssey, Frankenstein, Moby-Dick, and Jane Eyre and brilliantly illustrates them with vibrant digital cartoons.

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Three Quick Questions: Sophie Cleverly on Scarlet and Ivy: The Lost Twin

Sophie Cleverly, whose novel Scarlet and Ivy: The Lost Twin was just named an SLJ Popular Pick, answers three quick questions.

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Summer Reading Ramped Up with Scratch-off Contests, a 24-hour Readathon

Here are smart ideas for starting your summer reading program off with a bang—and keeping interest strong.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | May 2016

From Antoinette Portis’s latest hilarious picture book to the sequel to Renée Ahdieh’s The Wrath & the Dawn, SLJ’s May 2016 stars are must-have titles for children’s and YA collections.

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Teaching with “Hamilton”

Inspired by the record-breaking Broadway musical, this librarian gets kids rapping, listening, and learning American history.

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Strategize: Great Ideas for Library Writing Programs

Limericks, rap, and sports journals are just a few ways to get students playing with words.

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