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History is Not Dead! A guest post by Amy Nathan

Heists, Celebrity, and Mystery: An Interview with Nicholas Day About The Mona Lisa Vanishes

Jane Austen, Cowboys, and Comics, a guest post by Rey Terciero

Teens and Intimate Partner Violence: 12 Red Flags, a guest post by Mona Alvarado Frazier

Watch The Yarn LIVE with Kate DiCamillo at ALA!

Suee and the Strange White Light | This Week’s Comics

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Book Review: Code Red by Joy McCullough

Listen to Gene Luen Yang on TED Radio Hour

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Anatole by Eve Titus, ill. Paul Gadone

Recent Graphic Novel Deals, Late May 2023 | News

A Case for Fun and Games, a guest post by Andrew Auseon

One Star Review, Guess Who? (#187)

Have Some LGBTQ+ Books for This Year by Riley Jensen

In the Tunnel: One Companion Novel’s Purpose, a guest post by Julie Lee

Endangered Series #29: The Zack Files

Ellen Myrick Publisher Preview: Fall 2023/Winter 2024 (Part Five – Berbay, Cicada & Creston Books)

Notes on May 2023


100 Scope Notes

Travis Jonker

A Fuse #8 Production

Elizabeth Bird

Good Comics for Kids

Brigid Alverson, Robin Brenner, Lori Henderson, Esther Keller, Michael May, J. Caleb Mozzocco, Mike Pawuk, Scott Robins, & Eva Volin

Heavy Medal: A Mock Newbery Blog

Steven Engelfried, Sharon McKellar, & Roxanne Hsu Feldman

Neverending Search

Joyce Valenza

Teen Librarian Toolbox

Karen Jensen, Heather Booth, Robin Willis, & Amanda MacGregor

The Classroom Bookshelf

Mary Ann Cappiello, Erika Thulin Dawes, Grace Enriquez, & Katie Cunningham

The Yarn

Travis Jonker & Colby Sharp


14 Animated Picture Books, Discussable Documentaries & Eye-Opening DVDs

Maggie Knapp

Heists, Celebrity, and Mystery: An Interview with Nicholas Day About The Mona Lisa Vanishes

Betsy Bird

3 Timely Middle Grade Titles Featuring Pandemics | SLJ Spotlight

SLJ Staff

Five Ways To Support LGBTQIA+ Students

Vanessa Kitzie and Jenna Spiering

Gender Expression: Books That Bring the Discussions—and the Pronouns—Up to Date

Kerra Mazzariello


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