November 21, 2017

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Kickstarter Campaign Launches for Native American Comics Anthology

AH Comics, the publisher of 2015 SLJ Best Book Moonshot Vol. 1, has spearheaded a crowdsourced funding campaign to finance the second installment of the award-winning anthology of Native American comics.

And the Winners Are: Teen Lit Award Contenders │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

With the American Library Association Midwinter meeting just weeks away, all eyes turn to lists of the best releases of 2014. Water cooler conversations and social media heat up with passionate discussion of fan favorites. Who will be the winners of the coveted prizes?

SLJ Chats with Cece Bell About her Graphic Novel Memoir ‘El Deafo’ | Up Close

With ample humor and a keen sensitivity to the emotional melodrama of early adolescence, Cece Bell’s graphic novel memoir, El Deafo, offers a window into growing up deaf in 1970s suburbia. SLJ caught up with the author to discuss her writing process, hearing aids, bad attitudes, and bunnies.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Behind the Scenes: The 2014 SLJ Best Books List

An inside look at how the SLJ book review editors chose the 70 Best Books of 2014. View a slideshow of our favorite titles and download a printable version of the list.

SLJ Best Books Cover | December 2014

The cover of School Library Journal’s December 2014 issue, featuring the Best Books of the year, as selected by SLJ editors. Art by Yuyi Morales.