February 23, 2018

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School Library Journal, October 2015 Issue: Table of Contents


Cover Story

Beyond Walls

The prison reform movement is changing library services for incarcerated youth.

By Linda Jacobson


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Collection Building

  • Going Viral: A look at disease outbreaks, how they spread, and how we’ve learned to protect public health | Focus On
    By Ragan O’Malley
  • Read Me a Story: Picture book read-alongs enhance early literacy | Listen In
    By Sharon Grover & Liz Hannegan


  • The Challenge: Extending the conversation about censorship | Editorial
    By Rebecca T. Miller
  • Sphero Goes Crystal Clear: SPRK, the new version of the programmable robot, lets young coders peek inside | Up Front
    By Wendy Stephens
  • Charleston Library Defies School Book Ban: 1,000 copies of a YA novel were donated to the public library after it was removed from a South Carolina high school’s summer reading list
    By Lauren Barack


  • And the Band Played On M.T. Anderson shares his passion for music and history | Up Close
    By Luann Toth
  • Open Door Policy: The importance of providing students access | Scales On Censorship
    By Pat Scales

Letters to SLJ: October 2015

The Reviews

  • Multimedia Reviews: DVD
  • Multimedia Reviews: Audiobooks
  • Online Reference Reviews
  • Print Reference Reviews
  • Best of Apps & Enhanced Books
  • The Book Review/Fiction:
    • December Holidays Roundup
    • Picture Books, Early Childhood
    • Picture Books, Elementary
    • Middle Grade: Meet the Reviewer Q&A
    • 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
  • Book/Multimedia Review Stars List


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