Latinx Graphic Novels to the Fore | Stellar Panels

Latinx Graphic Novels to the Fore | Stellar Panels

Latinx creators have been receiving more recognition in recent years, and there is now a flourishing Latinx comics scene that includes a strong body of work for young people.

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SLJ Announces Best Books 2020

SLJ Reviews, Nov 23, 2020
The wait is over. See what titles made SLJ's Best Books lists this year.

Best Picture Books 2020 | SLJ Best Books

Twenty-four exceptional titles made SLJ's list of the best picture books published in 2020.

Best Chapter Books 2020 | SLJ Best Books

Four superb titles made SLJ's list of must-have chapter books. 

Best Middle Grade Books 2020 | SLJ Best Books

Twenty-five outstanding works made SLJ's list of the best middle grade books published in 2020. 

SLJ Staff, Apr 23, 2020
More than 1,000 librarians responded to School Library Journal's survey, offering insight into the profession during remote learning forced by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Here is the full report on our findings.

SLJ Staff, Apr 23, 2020
When it comes to a schedule for school from home, how does it compare to the traditional schedule and curriculum? It's a mix, according to School Library Journal's survey of  K-12 librarians, fielded from April 2 to April 12.

SLJ staff, Apr 23, 2020
When it comes to getting materials returned to the library, most librarians don't appear all that concerned, found School Library Journal's survey. In fact, 48 percent haven't made a plan for that.

 

Kathy Ishizuka, Apr 23, 2020
For educators, a lot has changed amid a global pandemic—and at the same time, much hasn’t. 
 

Kara Yorio, Jan 28, 2020
Lee & Low Books' Diversity Baseline Survey 2.0 shows the publishing industry has not become measurably more inclusive since 2015.

SLJ Staff, Feb 28, 2020
The discussions in the spring set of free, one-hour professional development programs will tackle serving striving readers, information inequity, and news literacy.

 

SLJ Staff, Jan 31, 2019
On the Diverse Books Survey page, users can access related content, newly updated, as well as our Diverse Books Survey report.

Kara Yorio, Oct 24, 2018
While in the minority, the SLJ Diverse Books Survey reveals some librarians are declining to purchase books with diverse characters to avoid a challenge.

Kelsey Socha, Nov 09, 2020
Short story and essay collections for teens can be a classroom tool, an introduction to a new author or genre, and an opportunity for readers to feel seen. These selections celebrate diversity and intersectionality, exploring identity in new and dynamic ways.

Abby Johnson, Nov 05, 2020
Hand these mysteries to fans of the streaming movie about Sherlock's younger sister, adapted from the middle grade series by Nancy Springer.

Whether you are a media specialist seeking excellent additions to your collection or titles to recommend, or an educator seeking gold for both remote and in-person learning, you’ll find plenty of options here, with accurate and authentic books by and about Native Americans and First Nations people.

SLJ Reviews, Nov 23, 2020
The wait is over. See what titles made SLJ's Best Books lists this year.

Cicely Lewis, Nov 05, 2020
It's been a long year. And a great one for books.

Twenty-five outstanding works made SLJ's list of the best middle grade books published in 2020. 

Grace Enriquez, Nov 02, 2020
Set in January 1986 against the countdown to the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger, this coming-of-age novel by Newbery Award-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly tells the story of a family searching for something to bring their orbits into alignment with their dreams and with one another before disaster strikes.

The post Navigating Family, Middle School, and the Universe in We Dream of Space appeared first on The Classroom Bookshelf.

Can high-quality early learning be delivered via screen? Best practices from librarians during this “new normal.”
 
Brigid Alverson, Oct 29, 2020
From the very beginning, comics have been a part of the Star Wars franchise. Check out these intergalactic must-read manga titles for teens.

Fifteen books made SLJ's list of the best graphic novels for children and teens published in 2020. 

SLJ Staff, Oct 28, 2020
Though debates abound about whether graphic novel adaptations can live up to their source material, readers don't need to choose; these titles, aimed at a variety of readers, can be read alongside the original works for enhanced understanding.

Brigid Alverson, Oct 29, 2020
From the very beginning, comics have been a part of the Star Wars franchise. Check out these intergalactic must-read manga titles for teens.

Brigid Alverson, Oct 27, 2020
In the latest installment of "Stellar Panels," Brigid Alverson recommends graphic works that use the medium to teach how government works and how to change it.

Brigid Alverson, Nov 29, 2020
The Lumberjanes bid farewell to summer camp and monthly issues in Lumberjanes: End of Summer #1

The post Lumberjanes End of Summer | Preview appeared first on Good Comics for Kids.

SLJ staff, Nov 10, 2020
Fans of Nathan Hale can cross the country alongside the best-selling author this month. With stops from Boston to Honolulu, the virtual tour celebrates Blades of Freedombook 10 in Hale’s "Hazardous Tales" series of graphic novels.

Mike Pawuk, Nov 25, 2020
Myths and legends have never been more fun than in the rollicking humorous mythological series Nico Bravo, whic would make even Joseph Campbell laugh out loud.

The post Nico Bravo, Vols. 1 and 2 | Review appeared first on Good Comics for Kids.

Oct 01, 2020
Karen Jensen, TLT, Nov 01, 2020
My daughters and I spent the pandemic binge watching Schitt's Creek. Here's what it meant to us.

The post Sunday Reflections: A Love Letter to Alexis Rose from Schitt’s Creek appeared first on Teen Librarian Toolbox.

Linda W. Braun, Nov 24, 2020
Micro mentoring connects people in order to focus short-term on specific areas of professional development. 

Kathy Ishizuka, Nov 02, 2020
Serving on the front lines, engaging with the public, libraries can be a critical asset to mental health.   

Kathy Ishizuka, Sep 30, 2020
Here we are. Well into a new school year—sort of. The fall has brought no relief from uncertainty, and we have a ways to go. So we asked, and Jarrett Krosoczka and Jerry Craft were on board to illustrate our October 2020 issue.

SLJ Staff, Nov 10, 2020
On SLJ's Facebook page, readers respond to recent stories. Here's just a sample of what they are saying.

Moni Barrette, Oct 01, 2020
“Honestly, I think learning loss is the least of our worries. It’s essential to give them space to talk about how they are feeling. If things are falling apart, we have to take care of them rather than push on with a lesson.” —”In This Together: School Librarians Help Address Learning Loss, Upheaval,” SLJ It’s […]

The post You’re Not Alone in Feeling Alone appeared first on Good Comics for Kids.

Miles McKenna, Nov 02, 2020
Miles McKenna, actor and author of Out!: How To Be Your Authentic Self (Abrams/Amulet; Gr 8 Up) reflects on his childhood love of reading and J.K. Rowling's recent anti-transgender social media posts.

Steven Engelfried, Nov 04, 2020
Could this be the year that a poetry collection wins the Newbery Medal? It hasn't happened in three decades, but poets David Elliott, Irene Latham, and Naomi Shihab Nye have each contributed uniquely excellent books that could be contenders.

The post Nests Within Nests, Cast Away Trash, and Creatures of the Woods: Poetry Possibilities for the Newbery Medal appeared first on Heavy Medal.

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