March 24, 2018

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Graphic Novel Resources; Collection Development Grant; Green Cooking for Teens | SLJTeen News

Graphic Novel Help for the Classroom is Here

GraphicNovelClassroomThanks to three of SLJ‘s Good Comics for Kids bloggers—Brigid Alverson, Robin Brenner, and Eva Volin—for assembling a great list of titles and resources for teaching with graphic novels. You’ll find everything from booktalks to online resources, and a list of publishers who provide book discussion guides and lesson plans.

Make sure you don’t miss Alverson’s Teaching with Graphic Novels, an insightful and well-informed piece that should be shared widely with educators.

Apply for the Margaret Edwards Teen Collection Development Grant

Teen ReaderThis grant awards $5,000 for a library to use towards improving or expanding its teen collection. Funds may be used for print, non-print and digital materials. All personal YALSA members who represent a public library or school library are eligible to apply. Up to four grants will be awarded in 2014. All applicants must be current personal members of ALA/YALSA at the time the application is submitted. Applications must be submitted via an online form by December 1. This grant is funded by YALSA’s new Margaret A. Edwards Endowment.

Share a Recipe and Inspire Teen Chefs

The popularity of tween and teen cooking shows continues to build, so capitalize on that with a cooking program at your library. Inspire teens with The Green Teen Cookbook: Recipes for All
Seasons−Written by Teens, for Teens (Zest Books, $14.99 pap., ISBN 978-1-936976-58-4) edited by Laurane Marchive and Pam McElroy.

Green Teen CookbookCompiled with the young yet enthusiastic teen chef in mind, and covering every meal of the day plus desserts and snacks, this fully illustrated guide offers a range of more than 70 green, low-budget recipes from and by teens from around the world. With essays exploring fair trade and organic food, eating seasonally and locally, and more that aim to better inform teens’ culinary judgments, this book is sure to help readers shed guilt over that fried takeout and take the first steps to a better lifestyle.

For a chance to win a free copy of The Green Teen Cookbook, applicants should email Zest Books a preferred mailing address and a  favorite recipe that they would recommend to a new chef. Five people will be chosen at random from entries received by midnight on September 26, and will be notified via email by October 1. Entrants will be added to the Zest Books enewsletter list for the latest news on Zest’s nonfiction teen reads. Bon Appétit!



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Empowering Teens: Fostering the Next Generation of Advocates
Teens want to make a difference and become advocates for the things they care about. Librarians working with young people are in a unique position to help them make an impact on their communities and schools. Ignite your thinking and fuel these efforts at your library through this Library Journal online course—April 24 & May 8.