June 18, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

20 Books To Celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month

We rounded up picture books, middle grade novels, and YA titles from the past year that either center the Caribbean American experience or are written by authors of Caribbean descent.

2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Announced

The awards for excellence in children’s and YA literature named one winner and two honor books in three categories.

Finding A Voice Through Poetry | New and Noteworthy YA Novels

A trio of recently published young adult verse novels offer portraits of teens who find their voice through the written word.

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo | SLJ Review

Gr 7 Up –Magnificently crafted, Acevedo’s bildungsroman in verse is a stunning account of a teen girl’s path to poetry.

SLJ’s March 2018 Popular Picks

A new “Charlie and Lola” adventure concerns canines; a middle-grade fantasy series opener that incorporates Hindu mythology; gymnastics champ Aly Raisman’s biography; and a young reader’s edition of Hidden Figures are just a few of this month’s Popular Picks.

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38 Exciting Titles | March 2018

A delightfully unpredictable piggy potluck; Acevedo’s lyrical coming-of-age tale; a parenting book discusses gender identity and allyship for caregivers.

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Celebrate Black History Month with Afro-Latinx Kid Lit

SLJ reviews manager Shelley Diaz highlights children’s and YA books with Afro-Latinx roots.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.