February 21, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

What’s Trending? What Is, What Was, What’s Soon to Be in Kid Lit

From evil hummingbirds and odd picture book cameos, to how things stand on diversity, Betsy Bird considers where we are and where children’s books might be headed in 2016.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

#MorallyComplicatedYA: Estelle Laure on Love, Longing, and “This Raging Light”

Debut author Estelle Laure’s This Raging Light is a shining example of #MorallyComplicatedYA. Laure shared with SLJ what inspired her to write this work about a teen whose longing to do what’s right doesn’t always overcome her longing for the boy-next-door.