May 24, 2017

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Taking Action and Reading Orwell | Nonfiction Series Update

Animals and author biographies for the elementary crowd and a timely focus on social issues for tweens and teens.

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Art History Without Nudity?; Gay “Captain Underpants” | Scales on Censorship

A teacher requests that students study art selectively; complaints about gay “Captain Underpants” content; objection to a teacher’s book choices.

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Advocating for the Worth of Librarians Pays Off in CA | Take the Lead

A district coordinator’s dream of hiring credentialed librarians finally came true. Here’s how she did it.

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New Professional Development Titles on Latino Texts and Connecting Young Readers with Nonfiction

Mentor texts that focus on Latino culture, ways to make nonfiction texts relevant and accessible to your youngest patrons, and the library commons.

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ReferencePoint’s New Database Considers Both Sides of the Argument

With this informative new database from ReferencePoint, students will be able to carefully examine hot-button issues such as cyberbullying and legalizing marijuana.

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Baby Talk, Physical Play, and More | Parenting Reviews

Seeking new materials to bolster parenting collections? Look no further.

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Celebrate Black History Month with Afro-Latinx Kid Lit

SLJ reviews manager Shelley Diaz highlights children’s and YA books with Afro-Latinx roots.

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Fandoms & Cons 101 | Mix It Up

Curious about hosting a Comic Con in your library? Look no further.

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Getting Book Rich | Editorial

The national Book-Rich Environment Initiative promises to be a critical step in addressing print scarcity for low-income kids. Libraries will be key partners.

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Prejudice, Gun Violence, and Suicide: Barry Lyga Tackles It All in “Bang”

Barry Lyga talks about what inspired his hard-hitting novel Bang, an SLJ February 2017 Popular Pick.

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STEM U: Working Collaborations Between Schools and University Students

These inspiring partnerships reflect a growing trend: alliances between universities and K-12 students that emphasize problem-solving and mentoring skills.

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Why Med School Students Tutor at My Library

A local medical school’s service requirement, combined with my young patrons’ need for mentors they could count on, made for a perfect match.

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Trigger Warnings and Emotional Distress

How should librarians present material that may upset some students?

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | February 2017

Another stunning folktale adaptation from Jerry Pinkney, Steve Sheinkin’s latest work of narrative nonfiction, and Laini Taylor’s strangely beautiful new novel.

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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.

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Teach Students Resilience, Empathy, and More with Social Emotional Learning Strategies

Bolstered by ESSA, social emotional learning is taking off in schools. Here’s how.

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How My School Library Embraces Social Emotional Learning

Anita Cellucci, 2016 SLJ School Librarian of the Year Finalist, designed programs to encourage mindfulness and support mental health.

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Hearts and Minds: Picture books that strengthen social emotional learning

A starter collection of picture books that address social emotion learning topics and themes for one-on-one sharing and sparking discussions with young audiences.

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Outstanding International Books: Presenting the 2017 USBBY Selections

This is the 12th annual Outstanding International Books list selected for the United States Board on Books for Young People by a committee of librarians, educators, and children’s literature specialists.

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Middle Grade Xpress Reviews | February 2017

A can’t-miss title from the late Terry Pratchett, Truly Lovejoy rides again, and another installment in the “Story Thieves” series.

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