April 25, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

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.