June 23, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

YA: Dealing with Demons | SLJ Spotlight

Four devilishly good teen titles address the darker side of paranormal fiction.

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Free Primary Sources To Engage Students

Librarian Tom Bober curates a strong set of resources, with tips on how to make the best use of these websites.

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SLJ’s June 2018 Popular Picks

A playful bug book from Eric Carle; two friends liven up a rainy day indoors with a hearty dose of make-believe; a dinosaur loves wordplay and helps build young readers’ vocabulary; and adorably unconventional animals with Jess Keating in this month’s Popular Picks!

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28 Top Titles | June 2018

A refreshing anthology for teen readers; more middle grade adventures from Kekla Magoon and Matt Phelan; Hesselberth’s feline-centered nonfiction title explores the science of maps.

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Unlimited Engagement: Helping Teen Readers by Giving up the Struggle

Nearly a quarter of third graders who aren’t reading at grade level will not graduate from high school by the time they are 19. Here are ways to help them.

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Librarians Collaborate to Support English Language Learners and Their Families

To properly serve immigrant communities, libraries are partnering with local organizations—and the patrons themselves—to boost collections in the populations’ native languages.

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Margaret at the Movies: Top 10 Films From Books by Edwards Award Winners

These films take inspiration from their source material without necessarily replicating the books to the last detail.

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Animal Sanctuaries to the Rescue! | SLJ Spotlight

Four new titles encourage conservationism and animal research for the elementary set.

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ALA 2018: Session Picks from SLJ Editors and Other Attendees

Notable keynotes, panels, and events from this year’s conference.

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From “The Outsiders” to “The First Part Last”: A Margaret A. Edwards Award Time Line

Download this nifty visual and chronological representation of the history of young adult literature and the Margaret A. Edwards award in the context of literary, economic, and political milestones.

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Margaret Edwards Award Winner Angela Johnson Just Wants To Tell a Good Story

“I’ve never set out to teach a lesson, to lecture anyone,” says the author of more than 40 books.

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The Margaret A. Edwards Award and 30 Years of Young Adult Literature

Angela Carstensen takes a look back at three decades of YA—its evolution, groundbreaking titles, and the Margaret A. Edwards Award that honors its authors.

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Middle Grade Mummy Adventures | June 2018 Xpress Reviews

Dummie the mummy makes a friend and starts life anew in this month’s middle grade Xpress.

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#IHaveTheRightTo, #ShePersisted, & More Buzzworthy Nonfiction | June 2018 Xpress Reviews

This latest batch of online-only nonfiction reviews features powerful women persisting in the face of injustice and inequality.

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4 Graphic Novels Explore Queer Love, Evolution & More | June 2018 Xpress Reviews

Tee Franklin’s touching novella shows love in one’s later years; a new sci-fi adventure for Jem and the Holograms; Shirai’s dark adventure will enthrall fans of Death Note.

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7 Picture Books Feature Daring Explorers, a Young Cervantes, Operatic Mice & More | June 2018 Xpress Reviews

Even strong moms need help sometimes in Kent’s latest; a charming Swedish tale of a Creature and a Spark; Talittuq learns new ways to define family.

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Fantasy Sequels, Prequels, and a Contemporary Much Ado Retelling | June 2018 Xpress Reviews

A quirky best friend gets her time to shine in Albertalli’s latest; zombies put a lively twist on familiar historical fiction tropes; Jackson’s powerful novel addresses loneliness, abuse, and the importance of female friendships; and more in this month’s YA Xpress.

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Pint-Sized Heroes Save the Day | June 2018 Xpress Reviews

An amusing addition to early chapter books perfect for Marvel fans.

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