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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


Escaping from Reality Shows Us How to Change It, a guest post by Ryan La Sala

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


Fuse 8 n’ Kate: A Kiss for Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik, ill. Maurice Sendak

Teachers, Please Stop Giving Kids Homework Over School Breaks

Matthew Cordell and Sophie Blackall: A Caldecott Conversation

RevolTeens: The Lies We Tell and the Teens We Hurt

A School-Public Library Partnership Creates Boundless Potential | Editorial

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

When the Teacher’s a Climate Change Denier | Scales on Censorship


"But Where Are You Really From?" Julissa Arce On Writing for and About Latinx Youth in the Trump Era

Samira Ahmed Challenges Librarians: “Use Your Power” | Writing and Reading in the Trump Era


Sunday Reflections: What I’ve Been Learning about Childhood Trauma and Librarianship

Healing Is Not a Journey We Take Alone, a guest post by Bree Barton

As Inequities in Higher Ed Grow, So Does the Need To Address Them | Editorial

Water, water, everywhere, a guest post by London Shah

“The People Who Helped Me the Most Were the Librarians” — Rep. Elijah Cummings


Betsy Doesn’t Have Time for Your Nostalgia Today

The Fallacy of Colorblind Justice: Larry Dane Brimner Shows How History Influences the Present

First Aid for Librarian Burnout


With Her Nose Stuck in a Book, a guest post by Jessica Burkhart

The Building Blocks to Change, a guest post by Nancy Richardson Fischer

“We Are Better Than This” | SLJ Talks to George Takei

Maybe He Just Likes You: #MeToo Comes to Middle Grade, a guest post by Barbara Dee

Education Influencers, Please Disclose Your Partnerships with Vendors | Opinion


Update: The NYT Best Illustrated/Caldecott Overlap

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, ill. Crockett Johnson

The Newbery is Not For….

Why Teens Need the Arts for Self-Expression; OR, Creating a Successful a Social/Emotional Workshop for Teens a guest post by author Rayne Lacko

Who Will Win One of the Richest Literary Awards in the World?

Shaun David Hutchinson Is Taking a Break | Writing and Reading in the Trump Era


New Year, Past Winners | Pondering Printz


Why Do We Build the Wall, My Children, My Children?

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

Powering College Readiness | Editorial

To the Barricades | Writing and Reading in the Trump Era


Library Workers Need Support for their Emotional Labor | Editorial


NaNoWriMo Helps Kids Jump into Writing with ‘Brave the Page’

“Today, I’m Going to Talk About Hope” | M.T. Anderson Accepts the 2019 Margaret A. Edwards Award


School Libraries Are Vital to Black and Latinx Students


Guest Post: What to Do When Disaster Destroys Your Books and How to Harness Social Media for Good

What Do We Read Next? – Add Your Newbery Picks to the List

‘I think it starts with just cracking jokes’ Dan Santat Visits The Yarn

A School Librarian's Philosophy of Lost Books


A Parent Says No to 'Malala' | Scales on Censorship


Tell Us Your Story: Have You Experienced Bigotry?

Fired Up About Learning Through Play | Editorial

A Teen Feminist Reading List | Read Woke


Kickin It Old School in the New School Library

Kicky’s Post It Note Reviews: In which a teen reader tells us what they think about several new books including Girls of July, Hot Dog Girl, Poet X, 10 Blind Dates, Stepsister and The Serpent King

ALA highlights: What I saw and what I missed (Banquets not included)

Twitter Talk: What Do You Think is Missing from Today’s YA?

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Shrek! by William Steig with Special Guest Lucy Knisley

How Can Libraries Support Children and Immigrant Families? By Doing What We Do Best. 

Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books: Some of the Best of 2019

Sparking Summer Reading, a guest post by M.G. Hennessey

Controversy Report: Hello, Here’s Your Negative Review

Sunday Reflections: Stand Up for Children

School Librarians Should Be Required, Not Fodder for Short-Term Cuts | Editorial


If Kids Can’t Read What They Want in the Summer, When Can They? | Opinion


‘Everything we do shapes us’ Todd Parr shares his journey to publication

Do We Expect Nonfiction to Be Serious?

Teen Services 101: What Do We Know About Teen Programming?

Sunday Reflections: I Could Not Stop for Death, on the emotional labor of teen librarianship

Read Woke Special Edition: Gifts for Grads


Writing Myself a New Story, a guest post by Jasmine Warga

Blurb Blurb Blurb Blurb

Dear Society: Sheltering Teenagers Helps No One (Thoughts from a Young Adult), a guest post by Zack Smedley

Poetry Month Ain’t Over Till I Sez It’s Over: The Shockingly Good Verse of 2019

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

Cordelia Anderson : Harnessing the Power of Story to Promote Libraries

Amanda MacGregor: Social Justice Presentation at Twin Cities Teen Lit Con

Sunday Reflections: The Living History Museum Project Taught Me It’s Harder to Smash the Patriarchy Than I Thought

The Translation Conundrum: What to Do? What to Do?

Author Molly E. Lee stops by to talk about hackers, coding, gender bias, and her new book, ASK ME ANYTHING

Paying Attention | Editorial

Let’s Talk About Sex…Positivity in YA, a guest post by Jenn Bennett

Author Heidi Daniele Guest Post: The House Children

Kids Can Handle Big Decisions . . . If the Adults Get Out of the Way (But Also Don’t), a guest post by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Feminist AF: Internal Revolutions: Books + Emotional Literacy a guest post by Emma Fernhout

Sunday Reflections: How the Language of Deconstructing One’s Faith Helped Me Understand Adolescence

Guest Post: Jim McClain on How to Go to a Comic Con

Sunday Reflections: Let’s Update Those YA Lit Articles with Current Titles, and more suggestions for how we talk about YA lit in the media

Sunday Reflections: Let’s Update Those YA Lit Articles with Current Titles

Monsters united can never be defeated: sentimental queer horror YA, a guest post by Hal Schrieve

A Future Worth Living | Editorial

Sunday Reflections: The Okay Sign, a Game of Gotcha, and a Symbol of Hate, Why It’s Important to Stay Informed

The Where of it All: Place and Story, a guest post by Kathi Appelt

Writing with a Trigger Warning, a guest post by Victoria Lee

A Secret Corner, a guest post by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Written Across My Skin, a guest post by Lizzy Mason

Sunday Reflections: Are Teens Reading Less?

The Life Saving Slogan: You are Not Alone, a guest post by Shelley Sackier

Sunday Reflections: My Wild and Weird YA Librarian Resume

How History (and Librarians) Inspire Freedom of the Press, a guest post by Mary Cronk Farrell

Author Bill Konigsberg Calls for Continued Conversation in Response to Hatred and Bigotry

WRITING YOUR OWN STORY (SORT OF), a guest post by Greg Howard

Let’s Co-Create | Editorial


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