April 23, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Pictures of the Week | Celebrating Chris Jackson, Editor & Publisher

Latinx in Publishing and POC & Natives in Publishing celebrated the legendary editor Chis Jackson on January 5 in New York City.

A New Library Card for Rep. John Lewis | Picture of the Week

Staff at the Fairfax County (VA) Library sent a new library card to “March” trilogy author John Lewis, who was denied one in 1956 because of his race.

Pictures of the Week | Hanging Out at NCTE

Friendships were forged at the National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference in Atlanta. Author/illustrators Torben Kuhlmann and R. Gregory Christie met over dinner.

Pictures of the Week | Nandana Dev Sen at Books of Wonder

A reading, games, and a yummy cake were all part of the festivities at Books of Wonder on September 25 during the book launch of Nandana Dev Sen’s Kangaroo Kisses.

Pictures of the Week | Minnesota Children’s Book Festival

The 17th Annual Minnesota Children’s Book Festival featured a sterling line-up of authors and illustrators.

Pictures of the Week | Bank Street Literary Salon

A look at the Pratt Institute / Bank Street College of Education exhibit, “The Picture Book Re-imagined,” in New York City.

Pictures of the Week | 2016 ALA Annual

School Library Journal‘s Luann Toth’s first stop in Orlando, FL, at ALA Annual was the Disney-Hyperion booth.

Video of the Week: ‘Hamilton’ Meets High School Neuroscience

Science gets a rap beat in “Mental Abnormalities,” a student’s adaptation of the musical’s opening number.

Pictures of the Week | Ezra Jack Keats 2016 Bookmaking Winners

The young winners of the annual student bookmaking contest describe their creations.

Pictures of the Week | A Conversation About Text at New York University

Library Journals‘ Kiera Parrott and Kwame Alexander at a discussion on “The Changing Role of Text in the Classroom” at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education.

Pictures of the Week | A Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for a State-of-the-Art School and Library

A new stunning, cutting-edge facility and library opens for a public high school in New York City.

Pictures of the Week | Dahlstrom Middle School Celebrates SLJ’s Battle of the Books

Dahlstrom Middle School Library, Buda, TX, is keeping track of School Library Journal‘s Battle of the Books.

Pictures of the Week | Waltham High’s 24-Hour Readathon

Last fall, Waltham High School (MA) librarian Kendall Boninti and her ace team reinvented summer reading by assigning the podcast Serial. So what are they doing to engage teens this year?

Pictures of the Week | CCBC’s Second Annual Trivia Bowl

Tom Lichtenheld and Kathleen T. Horning admire the trophy of Paul Bunyan’s Babe the Blue Ox, awarded to the winning team at the Cooperative Children’s Book Council’s Second Annual Trivia Bowl.

Picture of the Week: Gene Luen Yang Inaugurated as National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature

Our most memorable shot of the week is of a trio of grinning ambassadors. It’s sure to make you smile, too.

Picture of the Week | We Need Diverse Books Booktalking Kit on Display

The WNDB and SLJ’s Booktalking Kit on display in the Maret School Middle and Upper School Library in Washington, DC.

Pictures of the Week|1,000 Star Wars Fans at Fairfield (CT) Public Library

Fans of all ages came from far, far away to participate in Yoda Yoga, Jedi lightsaber training, a Star Wars Shakespeare activity, and more.

President Obama Signs Every Student Succeeds Act into Law | Pictures of the Week

“This is an early Christmas present,” president Obama said as he signed the new education bill into law this morning. “I love it when we’re signing bipartisan bills.” The bill saw strong support in the House and the Senate.

Pictures of the Week | Latino YA Lit Panel at La Casa Azul Bookstore

YA authors Danette Vigilante, Sofia Quintero, and Daniel Jose Older read and discussed their recent works at La Casa Azul Bookstore in Spanish Harlem, New York City on Wednesday, November 18.

Pictures of the Week | Kwame Alexander at NCTE 2015

Author Kwame Alexander at NCTE 2015 in Minneapolis, MN.