May 26, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Close Encounters: Leah Thomas Chats About “When Light Left Us”

The Morris Award finalist shares what inspired her latest sci-fi mash-up, the soundtrack that helped her keep writing, and what she’s working on next.

Robin Benway Opens Up About Her National Book Award–Winning YA Novel

The YA lit expert talks to the author about her acclaimed adoption-focused YA novel, her writing process, and what’s next.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2018 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

25 Authors for Teens Share Their 2018 Writing Resolutions

SLJ reached out to authors from our 2017 Best Books for Teens list to compile their writing and creative goals for 2018.

In Memoriam 2017

Remembering authors and illustrators who passed away in 2017.

Authors’ Holiday Memories | 2017 Edition

Sozzled Santa, the perfect tree, and a refugee child’s Christmas wish. Stories from Ruta Sepetys, Lesa Cline-Ransome, and Carmen Agra Deedy.

Time Is Ticking: Susie Jaramillo on the Day of the Dead

The author/illustrator/publisher Susie Jaramillo and creator of the acclaimed “Canticos” books talks about what inspired her latest bilingual, foldout, lift-the-flap board book, Little Skeletons/Esqueletitos.

Those Endless Summer Reading Wish Lists | Authors and Illustrators Reveal Theirs

Not surprisingly, fun and funny is a theme during this post-election year.

NCTE ’16 | The Faces of Advocacy

Southern hospitality and sunny skies reigned in Atlanta as the city welcomed more than 7000 conference goers to the annual National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference November 17–20.

How Draw a Fox, Jeremy Tankard–Style

Author and illustrator Jeremy Tankard invites readers in for a look at his artistic process.

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2–6 | Authors and Illustrators Remember Their Mentors

A timeless mix of reminiscences from authors and illustrators, first published in 2011.