First-Person Graphic Memoirs Bring Events to Life for Students

First-Person Graphic Memoirs Bring Events to Life for Students

Few statements are as compelling as “It happened to me.” These powerful graphic novels convey that message. 

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Elizabeth Bird, Apr 26, 2019
If you received your latest issue of Booklist in the mail then you might have noticed that its editors got together and created nothing less than the 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the 21st Century. I substitute some of their choices for my own for fun.
Karen Jensen, TLT, Apr 25, 2019
Cli Fi helps us explore and teach climate change to teens to help raise awareness and inspire action. Here's a look at Cli Fi and some recommended books to share with teens.
Amanda MacGregor, Apr 25, 2019
Though this novel is funny and highly readable, the tragic trans narrative makes it one to skip.
Karen Jensen, TLT, Apr 24, 2019
Everything Karen Jensen learned from the Girl Scouts about hosting a Bob Ross painting party for teens.
Kathy Ishizuka, Oct 22, 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.

Kara Yorio, Oct 24, 2018
SLJ's Diverse Books Survey reveals that many librarians are not aware of the term and movement toward better representation.

Kara Yorio, Oct 25, 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.

Linda Jacobson, Sep 26, 2016
Restricting books with controversial content is on the rise in school libraries, according to SLJ’s 2016 Controversial Books Survey, which explores self-censorship.
Lauren Barack, Apr 28, 2017
School librarians are being recognized as tech leaders and investing more in cutting-edge digital tools.
NEWS & FEATURES PREMIUM
Linda Jacobson, Mar 01, 2018
School librarians see declining budgets, but many have influence over spending, our survey shows.
Drew Himmelstein, Apr 01, 2019
Every educator can play a role in SEL, which has been shown to boost academic achievement and improve educational outcomes. 

Leslie Nemo, Mar 03, 2019
With guidance and resources, students can lead the way on climate change

Katie Egan Cunningham, Apr 02, 2019
Teaching ideas to build a socially and emotionally strong classroom with books.

Katie Egan Cunningham, Apr 01, 2019
Our brains are neurologically hardwired for stories, and a story-rich life is one key to building strong social-emotional learning skills.

Brigid Alverson, Apr 08, 2019
This month’s column kicks off with some breaking news: Graphic novel publisher First Second Books is launching a line of History Comics.

SLJ Staff, Apr 08, 2019
From delightful picture books to probing YA novels, these titles represent the cream of the crop reviewed in SLJ's April issue.

Kathy Ishizuka, Mar 05, 2019
PBS and KQED have launched a free certification in media literacy through a micro-credential program announced at SXSW EDU. 

SLJ Staff, Mar 05, 2019
Must-have new titles for library collections, reviewed in our March issue.

Daryl Grabarek, Mar 08, 2019
New books about women in STEM feature inventors, architects, naturalists, and computer and space scientists.

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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