June 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Sarah Crossan’s “Moonrise” | An Interview

In a poetic exploration of the justice system, family ties, and forgiveness, Crossan delivers a poignant story that will leave readers with much to ponder.

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.

Check Out SLJ’s National Poetry Month Pinterest Board

Teen librarian Dawn Abron curates a poetry-themed Pinterest board filled with ideas for programming, displays, and more.

Book Review: Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Publisher’s description Her mother died when she was twelve, and suddenly Artemisia Gentileschi had a stark choice: a life as a nun in a convent or a life grinding pigment for her father’s paint. She chose paint. By the time she was seventeen, Artemisia did more than grind pigment. She was one of Rome’s most […]

A Forest of Poems: Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle

Engle discusses her poems and books in verse, Cuba, and her first career as a botanist.

Playing With the Narrative | SLJ Spotlight

These teen fiction titles stretch the limits with twists on the traditional narrative.