April 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Most Challenged: A Look Back at Books Some Wanted Off the Shelves

The ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom will release the top 10 most Frequently Challenged Books from 2017 on Monday, April 9. While we wait, let’s look back at those that made the list in years past.

2018 Notables, American Indian Youth Lit, and More Announced

In addition to the much-celebrated Youth Media Awards, there are other kid lit awards that have been revealed. Here is a roundup of bibliographies, finalists, and lauded titles that have recently received acclaim.

Winners of the 2018 Youth Media Awards | ALA Midwinter 2018

The 2018 Youth Media Award winners were announced on February 12 in Denver at the American Library Association’s Midwinter meeting.

Getting Ready for Banned Books Week? Check Out SLJ’s Updated Pinterest Board

Teacher librarian Kathy Burnette updates SLJ’s Banned Books Week Pinterest board with new, eye-catching, and inspiring ideas to kick off the annual celebration (September 24–30).

Not-To-Be-Missed Free Author Events and Celebrations at ALA Orlando

In between committee meetings, sessions, and perhaps a surreptitious jaunt over to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, be sure to check out some of these hot children’s and YA author events happening during the ALA conference in Orlando, FL, next week.