Introducing SLJ’s Go-To Guide

A heads-up to subscribers: an extra edition of SLJ will provide our starred reviews of the year and recommended books in eight #OwnVoices categories, in an exclusive print presentation.

School Library Journal (SLJ) will introduce its first ever Go-To Guide. The special edition will showcase SLJ’s starred reviews of the year and recommended books in eight #OwnVoices categories in this exclusive presentation, publishing in December 2019.

Included in the Go-To Guide:

  • Starred Reviews of 2019: Nearly 300 titles—many of them not available in print before—our top books of the year gathered in one keepsake issue.
  • The 2020 Census: How libraries are helping to ensure an accurate count in the upcoming census.
  • Kid Lit Trend Watch: Betsy Bird's take on the children's literature landscape.
  • Top Teen Programming Tips: Nine ways to drive teen turnout—and four ways to lose their attention.
  • 18 Tech Tools Librarians Need Now: Applications to enhance student collaboration, content creation, and digital learning.
  • Insightful Trends in Graphic Novels: Brigid Alverson looks at the most dynamic format in publishing, plus new and noteworthy graphic titles.
  • SLJ’s Great Books: 8 collection development lists of #OwnVoices books, from Jewish, Asian, and Muslim, to LGBTQ and multiracial.

SLJ’s Go-To Guide is an exclusive subscriber benefit. To subscribe, visit

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