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After-School Is an Equity Issue: With record need in communities of color, the time to partner is now

Good Company | Opinion

When Animals Are Used as Stand-ins for Transgender Humans, People are Diminished | Essay


Great Joy and Self-Love: Renée Watson on "Love Is a Revolution"

From the Editor


About our February Cover | From the Editor


Be Who You Needed When You Were Younger | Opinion


Rescuing and Celebrating Black Women’s Voices, an interview with Nikki Grimes

Ringing in the Newbery (and Caldecott): An awards-trivia smackdown with Betsy Bird and Travis Jonker


Teachers Pay Teachers Needs a Librarian | From the Editor

Listening to One Another in Our Nation of Stories

Questioning Your History Lessons, a guest post by Diana Pinguicha

A Year in SLJ Coverage | From the Editor

Sunday Reflections: We Promised Them Democracy

A Diwali Wish

Expanding Students’ Reading Experiences by Valuing Their Preferences | Donalyn Miller

A Nosy Paraprofessional: When An Employee Peeks at Student Internet Searches | Scales On Censorship

The World That Raised Us Killed Us: Miles McKenna Discusses How J.K. Rowling's Anti-Transgender Platform Harms Young Readers

As COVID Continues to Pressure Kids and Communities, Libraries Lean In to Support Mental Health

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


Series Keep Readers Engaged and Growing | Donalyn Miller

How Native Writers Talk Story: Honoring Authentic Voices in Books for Young People

Can Pre-COVID Books Still Speak To Kids?


What Would Lunch Lady Do? The Story Behind This Month’s Cover. | From the Editor

Carrying the Torch: When a Character Continues with New Creators

When Kids Can’t Afford Books During the Pandemic | Scales on Censorship

On the Power of Rereading

But If I Can’t Harangue in Person, How Will They Know I’m Right?: Book Committees in a Pandemic Age

“Pods” for the People: Libraries Host Learning Pods to Serve Students in Need | From the Editor

Ready to Talk Ideas, Solutions? Let's Meet in October. | From the Editor

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Chato and the Party Animals by Gary Soto, ill. Susan Guevara

Engaging Young People Through Read-Alouds | Donalyn Miller


Freedom To Read, COVID-19 Edition | Scales on Censorship

How Writing Jennifer Strange (Quite Literally) Saved my Life, a guest post by Cat Scully

Frog and Toad Were More Than Friends: A Guest Post by Kyle Lukoff

Sunday Reflections: They’re Sacrificing Our Poorest Children, Same as it Ever Was

Retire Those Legacy Approaches. It’s Time to Be Bold and Innovative. | Reimagining Libraries

Nerd Culture, Fandom, and the Middle Grader: An Interview with Sam Maggs

Continuing Anti-Racist Work in Publishing in the Wake of the George Floyd Protests, a guest post by Roseanne A. Brown

Morgan’s Mumbles: What High Schoolers Need in a Library, by Morgan Randall

Reenvisioning Libraries. There's a Project for That. | From the Editor

So I Guess Now I’m Someone Who Talks About Boobs, a guest post by Laura Zimmermann

Edi Campbell: Pass the Hope

Authors and Illustrators on Creativity During the Pandemic

Edi Campbell: Beaucoup de Petites Choses

#passthemic: Edith Campbell Takes Over A Fuse #8 Production for the Week

Our Ability to Fully Participate as Citizens Is Tied to Literacy | Donalyn Miller

#passthemic: Edith Campbell Takes Over A Fuse #8 Production

Representation Matters: Black Joy Is an Act of Resistance

Recent High School Graduates Share Suggestions To Combat Systemic Racism in Schools

10 Things To Tell My Students This Summer | Opinion

A Second Self for Self-Acceptance, a guest post by Lillian Clark

Guest Post: The Child is Mother of the Woman – Using Archival Clues to Write Picture Book Biographies

Because Black Lives Matter, Read Black Authors

Jason Reynolds, Ibram Kendi in Conversation | SLJ Day of Dialog 2020

Reflection: The Importance of ‘Avatar’

Virtual librarianship and Looking Ahead to Newbery/Caldecott 2021 | Trending on the Blogs

For Kids Who Don’t Have Books at Home, Communities Are Working to Reach Them | Donalyn Miller

Little Gangs, a guest post by Lauren McLaughlin

A Moment of Radical Honesty and Talking Frankly about Modern Poverty in THE LIFE AND (MEDIEVAL) TIMES OF KIT SWEETLY, a guest post by Jamie Pacton

Nature When We Most Need It: Nikki Grimes Guest Posts in a Time of COVID-19

When Public Librarians Meddle| Scales on Censorship

Roundtables: Can You Listen to a Graphic Novel?

Things I Never Learned in Library School: Librarianing in the Time of a Pandemic

We’re Not Alone, not Even in the Middle of a Quarantine – a guest post by author Kim Oclon

How Are You Doing? Parsing the Response to Our Survey of School Librarians. | From the Editor

How to Succeed as a Teen Writer, a guest post by Olivia Smit

The Power of Stories: What I Learned from My Students About Diverse Books

My debut novel is coming out…in the middle of a global pandemic, a guest post by Liz Lawson

A Good Old-Fashioned Nonfiction / Informational Fiction Debate

Bored with the First Amendment | Scales on Censorship

The Healing Power of Fiction, a guest post by Nora Shalaway Carpenter

The OG of Woke: Walter Dean Myers’s Empathy Inspired a Generation of Authors | Read Woke

Guest Post: Wrestling with School Library Closures by J. F. Fox

Reading in Uncertain Times: In isolation, our readers turn to books—and a little show bingeing 


The Bad Man With the Nice Smile, a guest post by Victoria Lee

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, ill. Helen Oxenbury

How Running a Marathon Helped Me Write My Debut Novel, a guest post by Sarah Watson

In Which the Proprietor of This Blog Allows One Christian McKay Heidicker to Speak His Piece

Feedback: From the Newbery Winner to the Leveling Debate, SLJ's Readers Had A Lot To Say

Books and Libraries Can Strengthen the Superpowers of Teens With ADHD, a guest post by Kirsten Lambert

A Remix for Right Now: A not-a-history history book begs the next chapter on racism | From the Editor

Nikole Hannah-Jones Talks to Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi About Their Book, “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You”


Sunday Reflections: Reflecting on My Reflections. On a Sunday, of course.

Writing Whiteness, a guest post by Kate Hattemer

When Fairy Tales Meet Filipino Legends: The Stories That Shaped My Childhood, a guest post by Rin Chupeco

How to Do Just About Everything in 2020

A Library Story. They Say Everyone Has One. | From the Editor

My Agenda for Middle Grade Books, a guest post by Greg Howard

Putting the Big Bang In Its Place: Guest Post by Marissa Moss

Sunday Reflections: Dear Adults, Please Stop Talking About How Much You Hate Your Body in Front of My Children

 Is Your School a De Facto Book Desert? | Donalyn Miller


Homeless: Seeing Past the Label to the Person, a guest post by Catherine Linka

Scales on Censorship | Gag Order on the Women's March

Planning for Another Year of Reading | Donalyn Miller

What’s So Different Now? Everything. And Nothing. | Kate Messner on Writing & Reading in the Trump Era

Luann Toth's “Great Adventure” | Editorial

From Inspiring People to Persistent Challenges, SLJ’s Most Popular Posts of 2019

David Bowles on Writing for Border Kids in the Age of Trump


The Problem with Picture Book Monkeys: Racist imagery associating simians with Black people has a long history


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