June 24, 2018

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So You Know Your YA Authors. Who’s on Our Cover?

Six winners of the Margaret A. Edwards Award are pictured, along with the honor’s namesake.

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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The Legacy of Margaret A. Edwards and the Birth of an Award

A YALSA past president reflects on the influence of Margaret A. Edwards and the award that bears her name.

YA Lit Talk Show; Quick Picks, Amazing Audiobooks Announced | SLJTeen News

Check out our latest roundup of news for librarians who serve teens.

YALSA Announces 2018 Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalists

The shortlist for YALSA’s 2018 Excellence in Nonfiction Award has been revealed. Check out SLJ‘s reviews of the finalists.

SLJ’s Reviews of YALSA’s 2018 Morris Award Finalists

YALSA has just announced the five finalists for the 2018 William C. Morris YA Debut Award, including SLJ Best Book The Hate U Give. Check out our reviews of the finalists.

Be “Pinspired” To Unleash Your Story This Teen Read Week

Not sure what to do for this year’s Teen Read Week event? Teacher librarian Kathy M. Burnette has you covered.

DACA’s Fate Still Uncertain, Librarians Reach Out to Dreamers, Offering Resources and Safeguarding Student Information

School librarians find ways to support to undocumented students and their families.

Parsing the New ALA School Librarian Competencies Framework

An ALA committee has designed a set of professional competencies that emphasizes leadership and growth.

YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten; L.A. Times Book Awards Announced

The latest roundup of award news, grants, and more for librarians who serve teens.

Nikki Robertson Shares Tips for YALSA’s Teen Tech Week

Librarian and instructional technology facilitator Nikki Robertson curates SLJ’s Teen Tech Week (March 5–11) Pinterest board.

APALA, Bloomer, YALSA Awards Announced | ALA Midwinter 2017

The Youth Media Awards aren’t the only prizes in town. SLJ rounds up other children’s and young adult selection lists announced during the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

RITA, Walden Book Awards Announced; Manga Handbook | SLJTeen News

Discover new grants and projects to help serve your teens, and read about recent YA award winners in this month’s SLJTeen News.

Stephanie Kuehn on the Unreliable Narrator, Mental Health, and “The Smaller Evil”

The YALSA/Morris Award winner and SLJTeen Live speaker continues to spin unnerving tales; SLJ chats with her about her latest YA.

New Visions Award Winner Announced; “The Inside of Out” Giveaway | SLJTeen News

Participate in the #DashnerDash Binge Read. The winner of Lee & Low’s New Visions Award was recently revealed. You’ll find these tidbits and more in SLJTeen’s news roundup.

Apply for AASL Inspire Grants; ALAN Grants for Librarians Announced | SLJ Teen News

The American Association of School Librarians invites school librarians to apply for two new grants. The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents has two new awards that may be of interest to librarians working with teens.

Doctor Who Comics Day; YALSA’s Teens’ Top 10 | SLJTeen News

This SLJTeen news roundup highlights plenty of opportunities to win prizes and info about upcoming conferences and stipends.

YALSA’s 2016 Teen Read Week To Focus On English Language Learners

This year’s Teen Read Week, held from October 9–15, will highlight teen services, programming, and literature for young adults who speak a language other than English at home.

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SPONSORED: Hooray for YA! Macmillan Adult and Griffin Teen Congratulate their Winners

Sponsored: Macmillan Adult and Griffin Teen congratulate their many ALA-YALSA Award Winners, including Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On and Sarah McCarry’s About a Girl.

Bright Ideas Abound at YALSA’s Summer Learning Workshop

The secrets to running a popular summer learning experience for teens at public libraries were shared at a special session at this year’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston.