A Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Book Challenge | Most Popular Posts on SLJ

Our most popular of the past seven days, by far, is a blog post.


Our most popular of the past seven days, by far, is a blog post. 

1 - Sunday Reflections: How Misuse of the 40 Book Challenge Made My Kid Hate Reading and Why (& How) I Pushed Back
By Karen Jensen
Teen Librarian Toolbox
This school year, my child has read well over 40 books. They just aren’t the type or length designated by the challenge. 

2 - Library of Congress Puts Children's Classics Online
By SLJ staff
As part of Children's Book Week, the Library of Congress has digitized some historically significant children's books.

3 - National Student Poets Choose 5 Books Every High Schooler Should Read
By Katy Hershberger 
The group of five high school juniors and seniors, who act as literary ambassadors for a year, recommend five books for their fellow high schoolers.

4 - Denver Teacher Librarian Brings Students Back to Library
By Kara Yorio
Julia Torres challenged faculty to bring students to the school's collection and make independent reading part of the campus culture.

5 - First-Person Graphic Memoirs Bring Events to Life for Students
By Brigid Alverson
Few statements are as compelling as “It happened to me.” These powerful graphic novels convey that message.

6 - Facing the PTA | Scales on Censorship
By Pat Scales
Parents' concerns about a YA collection; a grandmother questions a Newbery honoree.

7 - Diverse Novels in Verse for National Poetry Month
By Terry Hong 
Celebrate poetry with these 16 middle grade and YA #OwnVoices titles.


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