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2021 Walter Awards Go To Punching the Air and When Stars Are Scattered

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The Power of Story: Nurturing Agents of Positive Change

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Unteaching the Native Narrative


Activities and Discussion Guides for All Because You Matter

An Author's Time Travel: Writing Stories for Young Readers To Carry With Them Into the Future


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Cynthia Leitich Smith Awarded 2021 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

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The Power of Story: Recognizing Prejudice

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Muslim Representation in Picture Books

Five Finalists Named for 2020 National Book Award in Young People's Literature

23 Latinx YA Picks for Latinx Heritage Month and All Year Long

SLJ's Reviews of the 2020 National Book Award Finalists

Jacqueline Woodson Named a 2020 MacArthur Fellow

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The Power of Story: It Was Not Okay

22 Latinx Middle Grade Titles Filled with Magic, Found Family, and More

Curricular Dystopia in 2020 | Challenging the Classics

The Power of Story to Shape Minds


The Power of Story: Immigrant Experiences

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Five Debut YA Authors On Their Challenges, Surprises, and Advice for Teens

The Power of Story: Empowering Young Voices

17 Middle Grade and YA Books That Spotlight #BlackJoy


Empowering Youth Services Staff to Address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Literature


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Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James | SLJ Day of Dialog 2020

A New Little Mermaid for Our Times, Courtesy of Jerry Pinkney

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Representation Matters: Black Joy Is an Act of Resistance

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Sales Soar for Antiracism Books and Titles by Black Creators

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SLJ Talks to Three Past Winners of the School Librarian of the Year Award

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Jessica Kim Gets Funny and Talks Family in "Stand Up, Yumi Chung!"

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Schools, Libraries Celebrate World Read Aloud Day 2020

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Jerry Craft Breaks Barriers with Historic 2020 Newbery Win


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