November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Resources for Coretta Scott King Award Winners │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

The winners of the 2014 Coretta Scott King Medals and four honor books were announced at the 2014 Youth Media Awards. Incorporate the following booktalks and tools when sharing these powerful books with young readers.

SLJ 2012 Day of Dialog: Walter Dean Myers’s Keynote Address

Missed SLJ 2012 Day of Dialog and the National Ambassador of Children’s Lit’s keynote? Or want to hear it again? Watch a video of his address here.

SLJ’s 2012 Day of Dialog: Walter Dean Myers Vows to Close the Reading Gap

Our nation faces a huge reading gap—but most people are unwilling to talk about it because the bulk of illiterate kids are minority and poor, says Walter Dean Myers.