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"In the Margins" Committee Announces 2020 Book Awards Honoring Marginalized & BIPOC Youth

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Not Quite Banned: Soft Censorship That Makes LGBTQIA+ Stories Disappear

Everything YMA: SLJ's Coverage, Reviews of 2020 Youth Media Award Winners, Honorees

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SLJ Reviews of the 2020 Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Award Winners

Jerry Craft Breaks Barriers with Historic 2020 Newbery Win


Age-Appropriate Middle Grade and YA Books About the Holocaust

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Tonya Bolden: Capturing History’s Rhymes

On Being Comfortable with Discomfort: Tiffany Jewell Explains What It Means To Be Anti-Racist

Hip-Hop EDU: Use Music To Spark Students' Creativity and Learning

A Hip-Hop Booklist


Read the Signs: Middle Grade Fiction Centering the Deaf Experience

The Book Truck Brings Free Books to Thousands of L.A. Students


Reshaping the African American Narrative, from Picture Books to YA | Great Books

8 Books About Multiethnic Experiences

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


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School Librarian Cicely Lewis Wins 2019 National Teacher Award for Lifelong Readers

“Frindle” Author Remembered | News Bites

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


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


The Power of Story—Diverse Books for All Readers

Focus on Inclusion at AASL Conference Sessions | AASL '19


HarperCollins To Launch Native-Focused Imprint

The Power of Story is That Stories Are Real


Books About Doing Time | Read Woke


The Power of Story–Powerful Magic

13 Books for Tweens


All-School Read Makes Impact: Book by Young Immigrants Changes Perceptions at Wisconsin High School

Introducing SLJ’s Go-To Guide

The Power of Story—Scary Stories for the Rest of Us

7 Picture Books About Black Father Figures


Hena Khan's More to the Story is a Love Letter to Little Women

“1619 Project” Poised to Reframe Teaching of Slavery. Here's How Educators Are Using the Information, Curriculum


Debut YA Author Crafts a Fantasy Western That Empowers Readers

Many Kids Don’t Like To Talk in Class. Here Are New Ways To Engage Them.

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


Transforming the Canon | Pondering Printz


The Power of Story—Finding Yourself Through Writing

Librarians: Get Tech Woke (with Books)


Where Healing Happens: Librarians Adopt Trauma-Informed Practices To Help Kids


Fry Bread: A Tribute to Family and Tradition | An Interview with Kevin Noble Maillard


SLJ's Reviews of the 2019 National Book Award Finalists in Young People's Literature

The Power of Story—Take the Mic

The Power of Story—Laugh from the Soul

A Celebration of Artists and Advocacy at the Annual Carle Honors

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

Dayvon Love Urges Educators To See Their Intellectual Limitations, Work To Grow| SLJ Summit 2019

The Power of Story—When Chance Comes Once

Why Barry Wittenstein and Jerry Pinkney Want You To Read These Banned Books

Immigrant Stories, Strategic Plans, and Scott Pelley: Moments from Sunday | SLJ Summit 2019

These Girl Athletes Rule | Read Woke

ReadABILITY| Great Books Centering Disability Narratives

The Power of Story—1963

SLJ's Reviews of the 2019 National Book Award Longlisters

37 Kidlit and YA Titles in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

The Power of Story—Yellow

Jen Wang Draws from Reality

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Celebrating Grandparents | New Picture Books for Young Readers & Listeners

The Power of Story is Truth

Five Years of Flame Con

Speaking Up and Acting Out with Celia C. Pérez

New Book Explores Solutions for Black and Brown Girls Disproportionately Disciplined at School

AAP Names Racism As Critical Child Health Issue, Asks Pediatricians To Step Up. What Can Educators Do?

Native Stories: Books for tweens and teens by and about Indigenous peoples

School Libraries Are Vital to Black and Latinx Students


Literary World, Fans, and Friends Mourn the Death of Toni Morrison

North Carolina Organization Runs Literacy-Based Anti-Racism Camp for Kids, Professional Development for Educators


In Plain Sight: Supporting Students Who Are Homeless

We Need Diverse Books Celebrates 5th Anniversary, Sets Agenda for Next Five Years

Tell Us Your Story: Have You Experienced Bigotry?

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Kid Lit Authors (Re)Make History

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Dylan Meconis's "Left-Handed History"

A Quartet of Jazz Legends | By the Book

News and Highlights from ISTE 2019

Ceremony Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Coretta Scott King Book Awards

An Updated Look at Diversity in Children's Books


Pride for Tweens | Great Books

Colorism, Internalized Racism, and the Power of Privilege: Malla Nunn Discusses "When the Ground Is Hard"

LGBTQIA+ Graphic Novels for Young Readers | Stellar Panels

"Hip-Hop Isn’t Just Music, It’s a Culture" | An Interview with Tiffany D. Jackson

Read Woke Special Edition: Gifts for Grads


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First Flames: An Interview Between Debut Authors Hafsah Faizal and Nafiza Azad

Muslims in YA | Great Books

ADL Releases Report of Anti-Semitic Incidents; Organizations Offer Curriculum To Help Combat Hate


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