Native Stories: Books for tweens and teens by and about Indigenous peoples

Native Stories: Books for tweens and teens by and about Indigenous peoples

Twelve wonderful middle grade and young adult #OwnVoices titles that reflect Indigenous life and culture. They include historical and contemporary fiction as well as anthologies, graphic novels, and speculative science fiction.

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Travis Jonker, Aug 22, 2019
There are two reasons you haven’t visited a Kohl’s to pick up Dan Santat’s books and plush characters: Your current residence is under a rock. You know about them and have been meaning to get them, but you just needed a reminder that they exist. And I guess there’s a 3. You don’t live near […]
Lori Henderson, Aug 22, 2019
Dogs are known as man’s best friend. A dog named Rudy is here to explain how and why that is.
Amanda MacGregor, Aug 22, 2019
It’s time for another roundup for new and forthcoming YA (and sometimes not YA) books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters. Get ready to do some collection development!
Elizabeth Bird, Aug 22, 2019
If you've noticed the headlines in your literary news sources then you may have heard that publishers have been placing additional restrictions on libraries and the e-materials they circulate. But what are these changes and what do they mean? A breakdown of the state of things.
Kathy Ishizuka, Oct 21, 2018
The majority of public and K–12 librarians consider it "very important" to have a diverse book collection for kids and teens, according to SLJ's nationwide survey. But there are hurdles, including a lack of quality titles in specific areas.

Librarians respond to the challenge of where to put diverse books once they have them in their collections.

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.

Lauren Barack, Jun 11, 2019
These services meet the needs of children and families across the country, with programming ranging from robotics to summer meals to ever-popular reading challenges.

Kara Yorio, Jun 11, 2019
Nearly  100 percent of public libraries use incentives in their summer reading programs, according to SLJ's survey. Still, respondents had a lot to say about prizes as well as what motivates kids to read over vacation.

SLJ Staff, Mar 20, 2019
Scholastic releases its latest Kids and Family Reading Report.

Kara Yorio, Aug 09, 2019
Survey shows parents and teachers agree public schools—and teachers—need more money, but have differing opinions on the role of public schools and how to evaluate them.

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.

SLJ Reviews, Jul 12, 2019
Top titles reviewed in our July 2019 issue include a new Brian Pinkney picture book, an autobiography by NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, and the graphic novel adaptation of Kwame Alexander's The Crossover

Cindy Shutts, Jul 08, 2019
A game-loving librarian's suggestions to raise the level of your collection. With recommended games for elementary, tweens, and teens, from Candy Land, Uno and Oregon Trail, to Exploding Kittens and Sushi Go.

Michelle Oliver, Aug 08, 2019
After her son died by suicide in April, Michelle Oliver collaborated with an English teacher to look at Shakespeare's famous "love story" in a new way and to teach her students about suicide awareness.

Daryl Grabarek, Aug 09, 2019
Navigating new places and spaces, meeting teachers, making friends—it's all part the school experience, and picture books can ease the way.

Kathy Ishizuka, Jun 24, 2019
The much anticipated best apps, chosen by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) each year, were announced on Saturday, alongside the best websites. But it was for the last time—the lists will be merged into a single best learning tools annual list beginning in 2020.

Twelve wonderful middle grade and young adult #OwnVoices titles that reflect Indigenous life and culture. They include historical and contemporary fiction as well as anthologies, graphic novels, and speculative science fiction.

Daryl Grabarek, Jul 01, 2019
The music and lives of four jazz greats in words and pictures.

Terry Hong, Apr 23, 2019
Celebrate poetry with these 16 middle grade and YA #OwnVoices titles.

Abby Johnson, Aug 14, 2019
Hand these books to kids who are excited about upcoming films including Abominable, The Addams FamilySonic the Hedgehog, and Maleficent 2.

Shelley Diaz, Nov 06, 2018
Check out the recording of Acevedo’s 2018 SLJTeen Live! keynote, in which she talks about her path to publication, the importance of literacy and seeing yourself books, and more.

SLJ Staff, Sep 28, 2018
Just hours before the 13th annual Carle Honors gala, SLJ reviews managing editor Luann Toth talked to the 2018 Carle Honors recipients at the legendary Algonquin Hotel in New York City on September 27 on Facebook Live

Kara Yorio, Oct 28, 2018
There was a lot to take in on the first day at SLJ's Leadership Summit, which was full of moving speakers, inspiring panels, and breakout sessions with ideas for attendees to take back to school and implement.

SLJ Staff, Oct 15, 2018
What is Read Woke? School librarian Cicely Lewis and students at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, GA, explore the idea that led to a reading revolution at their school—and internationally.

Kathy Ishizuka, May 31, 2018
In a talk that ranged from her Mississippi roots to her personal influences, including a certain young reader who inspires her today, author Angie Thomas delivered a forceful keynote at School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog.
SLJ, May 14, 2018
Get out the pliers and roll up your sleeves: All you need to know to lead a toy-take apart session with students.  

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