February 25, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Affiliates Excited to Share Stage at ALA’s “Oscars”

The Youth Media Awards will have a few new announcements in 2019 – and this may be only the beginning.

Newbery winner Kwame Alexander to Curate New Young Readers Imprint

Author and poet Kwame Alexander takes on new publishing challenge.

Comics Writer Don McGregor Talks “Black Panther”

Writer Don McGregor redefined the “Black Panther” comic series in the 1970s with an all-black cast. He talks to SLJ about his work, returning to the character, and the upcoming film adaptation.

YMAs to Include Multicultural Awards in 2019 Ceremony

ALA will add multicultural awards announcements to 2019 YMAs ceremony.

World Read Aloud Day Adds Magic Night This Year

Every child likes to be read to, even those irritable tweens, according to the latest Scholastic Kids and Family Reading research.

Building Our Way Back: School Libraries Recover from Disasters

Librarians impacted by flooding and hurricane describe their recovery efforts and suggest disaster planning points.

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Reporting on Hurricanes, and then Fleeing One

Marva Hinton had just reported a story on Hurricane Harvey for SLJ when she was forced to evacuate her home due to Hurricane Irma.

Book Grants; #StrivingReaders Giveaway; IWitness Video Challenge | News Bites

Here’s a roundup of grant opportunities, contests, and award submissions.

ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom Launches New Policy Toolkit

The toolkit is a valuable resource for all libraries to help create or revise selection and reconsideration policy.

Linda Blackmon Lowery, Youngest Selma Marcher, Inspires Students

Civil rights activist marched from Selma to Montgomery as a teenager. Now she seeks to inspire the next generation.

History Has Its Eyes on Her: Biographies of women are a hot trend in children’s publishing

Betsy Bird on the state of women in kids’ books, with stellar titles on girls who run the world.

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Chronicle Acts To Replace Image in ‘The Ultimate Book of Space’

Image of girl having dress lifted by a robot draws criticism, will be removed from future reprints.

Reynolds, Weatherford Named Winners of 2018 Walter Dean Myers Award

The winners and honorees of the third annual “Walter Award,” given by the We Need Diverse Books organization, have been announced.

YA Lit Talk Show; Quick Picks, Amazing Audiobooks Announced | SLJTeen News

Check out our latest roundup of news for librarians who serve teens.

Video: Jacqueline Woodson Inaugurated as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

“Books change us. They can help us have the bigger conversations,” Jacqueline Woodson said during her inauguration ceremony at the Library of Congress.

Kara Yorio joins SLJ as News Editor

Veteran journalist joins SLJ staff.

Jacqueline Woodson Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Woodson, who won the National Book Award for her memoir in verse Brown Girl Dreaming, succeeds Gene Luen Yang in the position.

Children’s Publishing Reckons with Sexual Harassment in Its Ranks

Illustrator David Díaz resigned from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators board after sexual harassment complaints emerged about his past.

In Memoriam 2017

Remembering authors and illustrators who passed away in 2017.

Advocate This, Not That!

Four bold strategies to elevate your school library.

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