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School Library Journal, November 2015 Issue: Table of Contents


Cover Story



YA’s Long Reach: Its popularity is exploding, but are teens getting shut out?
By Shelley M. Diaz

Graphic History: Using comics in the ELL classroom
By Dawn K. Wing

One School, One Podcast: A high school taps the NPR hit Serial for its summer “read”
By Robin Brenner

More Teen Issue Features

  • On the Other Side of the Circ Desk: Teens try out librarian life
    By Lindsey Tomsu
  • A Bridge to Literacy: Striving for cultural relevancy, librarians reach
    out to young black men
    By Linda Jacobson
  • Changing the World Now: A teen librarian empowers young activists
    By Wick Thomas
  • What’s Love Got to Do with It?: How to get teenagers reading and writing poetry
    By Kwame Alexander
  • In the Tech Mosh Pit: True adventures of Nikki Robertson
    By Lauren Barack
  • A Culture of Empathy: We must help youth who are facing mental health challenges
    By Karen Jensen
  • Never Too Old: Enhance teen listening and literacy skills through read-alouds
    By Jess deCourcy Hinds
  • Almost Adult, with Autism: From teaching social skills to offering internships, libraries provide support
    By Carly Okyle
  • Gaming the Teenage Brain: SLJ talks to social scientist Laurence Steinberg
    By Angela Carstensen
  • Safe Havens: Public librarians on the rigors and rewards of working with at-risk teens
    By G. Neri

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Collection Building

  • Mix It Up: Examining YA novels that blend and cross genres | Focus On
    By Angie Manfredi
  • Long-Awaited Mirrors: YA and memoirs for and about Latino teens | Libro por Libro
    By TIm Wadham


  • Teens at Heart Making an impact with programs built with passion | Editorial
    By Rebecca T. Miller
  • Library Maker Space in a Mall: “Hatch,” a hands-on outpost of the Watertown (MA) Library, welcomes DIYers | Up Front
    By Brigid Alverson
  • Are You Listening?: App maker Marnie Webb’s empathetic approach for doing good work
    By Kathy Ishizuka


  • Nicola Yoon Spills Everything: The YA author chats about Hawaii, swoon-worthy romance, and WNDB | Up Close
    By Shelley M. Diaz
  • Get Those Audiobooks Moving Tips to help you market your audio collection | Everyday Librarian
    By Deborah B. Ford

Letters to SLJ: November 2015

The Reviews

  • Multimedia Reviews: DVD
  • Multimedia Reviews: Audiobooks
  • Best of Apps & Enhanced Books
  • The Book Review/Fiction:
    • Picture Books, Early Childhood
    • Picture Books, Elementary
    • Picture Books, Beginning Readers
    • Chapter Books
    • Middle Grade: From a Galaxy Far, Far, Away
    • Middle-Grade Graphic Novels
    • Young Adult, Middle School
    • Young Adult, High School
    • YA Graphic Novels
    • Adult Books 4 Teens
  • The Book Review/Nonfiction
    • Elementary
    • Middle to High School
    • Graphic Nonfiction
  • Professional Reading
  • Book/Multimedia Review Stars List


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