September 25, 2017

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Hurricane Relief for Libraries; Be a Rebel and Tweet; Grants for Autism Inclusion | News Bites

Ways to help hard-hit libraries recover after Hurricane Harvey and to win literary swag and stand up for reading—and more.

The Way to Bea

The Way to Bea Written by Kat Yeh Published by Little, Brown 2017 ISBN: 978-0-316-23667-6 Grades 5-8 Book Review “I mean, how do you keep someone and make sure they don’t leave? How do you figure out how to be and how to act, so they don’t even want to begin to think about leaving?” […]

The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed | SLJ Review

REED, Amy. The Nowhere Girls. 416p. S. & S./Simon Pulse. Oct. 2017. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781481481731. POP

Gr 9 Up –This gritty and timely novel examines the culture of sexism and rape through the eyes of three girls and a chorus of the universal “Us.” Grace, the new girl in town, just wants to blend in to the point of invisibility. Having been forced out of their conservative Southern Baptist Church when her preacher mother becomes “too liberal,” Grace is still reeling from the […]

Robot Dad | Touch and Go

A creative, pint-size maker comes up with an ingenious solution when he misses his dad.

Striking a Chord: 20 Exceptional Books on Music for Young People

The following fiction and nonfiction titles demonstrate the world-changing power of music, from the birth of the blues to today’s top 40.


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Striking a Chord: 20 Exceptional Books on Music for Young People

The following fiction and nonfiction titles demonstrate the world-changing power of music, from the birth of the blues to today’s top 40.

Falling for Fall: Great Books To Celebrate the Season

These fun-to-share picture books with exuberant artwork accentuate the sense of wonder inherent in nature’s transformations.

Chatting with Dusti Bowling, Author of “Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus”

Aven Green, who was born without arms, moves to a new state, makes a new friend, and uncovers a mystery. We chat with Bowling about her inspirations, how she worked with sensitivity readers to develop Aven, and her deep love for the Arizona desert.

Hurricane Relief for Libraries; Be a Rebel and Tweet; Grants for Autism Inclusion | News Bites

Ways to help hard-hit libraries recover after Hurricane Harvey and to win literary swag and stand up for reading—and more.

Getting Tweens To Think (and Act) Globally | Nonfiction Notions

These six nonfiction titles illuminate global challenges and offer readers meaningful ways to make a difference in their world.

Getting Ready for Banned Books Week? Check Out SLJ’s Updated Pinterest Board

Teacher librarian Kathy Burnette updates SLJ’s Banned Books Week Pinterest board with new, eye-catching, and inspiring ideas to kick off the annual celebration (September 24–30).

How Educators Can Respond to Mental Health Concerns Raised by “13 Reasons Why” | In the Classroom

For ELA teacher Valerie Sawicki Bellomo, the controversy over the Netflix adaptation of 13 Reasons Why presented a challenge and an opportunity to support students’ mental health.

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A Conversation with Three Debut YA Authors

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, 2PM-3PM ET / 11M-12PM PT
Be the first to hear about the exciting YA debuts from authors S.K. Ali, Janelle Milanes, and Margaret Rogerson. They will share their experiences of writing for teens and discuss the journey of having a book published for the first time.
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Defying Definitions: Top Graphic Novels for Fall

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
From sf/fantasy and coming of age to shonen/shojo manga, superhero twists of fate, an accidental adventure, and YA memoir, the hottest titles for fall offer a mashup of genres and characters from all walks of life. Join LJ Assistant Managing Editor Annalisa Pešek and publishers as they discuss the latest must-have graphic novels.
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Worth a Thousand Words: Books for the Youngest Readers

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
Nothing tells a story like a picture, and early readers thrive on visual stimulation. Join moderator Maria Alegre and a panel of children’s books publishers as they discuss upcoming picture and board books to entice future lifelong readers.
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These Teens Started a Sign Language Storytime and YouTube Channel

Members of the ASL Club at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, IL, lead storytimes for local preschoolers and others via YouTube.

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