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#Own Voices: SLJ in Conversation About Publishing Diverse Books By SLJ on April 11, 2017 Leave a Comment Tuesday, Apr. 18th, 2017, 12PM-1PM ET / 9AM-10AM PT Join Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal‘s reviews manager, for an in-depth conversation with editors and publishing insiders, Francisca Goldsmith of Library Ronin, Christopher Johns of Tuttle Publishing, Cheryl Klein of Lee & Low and Carrie Gleason of James Lorimer & Company. They’ll dig deeper into publishing diverse children’s and young adult literature with a focus on #OwnVoices titles.Register Now! 60 Tools in 60 Minutes By SLJ on April 11, 2017 Leave a Comment Thursday, Apr. 20th, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT Get ready for a rapid fire tool share in this next webcast in the SLJ/ISTE series. Penguin’s Chapter Book Superstars

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Don't Judge a Book by its Cover: Tech-Savvy Teens Remain Fans of Print Books With today's rapidly evolving technology and ever-present social media changing the way consumers are connecting with the written word, it should come as no surprise that today's teens are finding and consuming content differently from previous generations. But while we typically associate these youthful consumers with being early adopters of new technology and digital content platforms, the reading habits of those aged 13-17 are a mix of old and new. Despite teens' tech-savvy reputation, this group continues to lag behind adults when it comes to reading e-books, even with the young adult genre's digital growth relative to the total e-book market. While 20% of teens purchasing e-books, 25% of 30-44 year olds and 23% of 18-29 year olds buy digital copies.

Children's Literature - Electronic Journals and Book Reviews indicates an Internet resource that in my opinion is particularly valuable. Aaron's Book Review Aaron is about eight, and writes reviews of the books he's read. There's a new review each month. Toolkit for Promoting School Library Programs Preface Every one of us knows the important role that advocacy plays in the world. Successful advocates for organizations and programs can turn stakeholders into partners who act for and with the advocates. In the process, stakeholders’ passive support is transformed into educated action, and these stakeholders become advocates, too. Two organizations local to me in Paducah, Kentucky, come to mind. I know exactly what services they provide and what they want from me as a citizen and a partner.

How Process Art Experiences Support Preschoolers Is your goal to encourage children’s creativity through developmentally appropriate art experiences? Review the differences between process- and product-focused art to help you get started. Characteristics of process-focused art experiences • There are no step-by-step instructions • There is no sample for children to follow • There is no right or wrong way to explore and create • The art is focused on the experience and on exploration of techniques, tools, and materials • The art is unique and original • The experience is relaxing or calming • The art is entirely the children’s own • The art experience is a child’s choice • Ideas are not readily available online What children might say “Look what I made!”

The Classroom Bookshelf: February 2012 Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans Written and Illustrated by Kadir Nelson Balzar and Bray, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-06-173074-0 Review This extraordinary work of art tells the story of America through the lens of African American history. It is at once familiar and yet unfamiliar to all too many. 11 Twenty-First Century Books Our Kids Will Be Taught in School Mark Twain called a classic book one which "people praise but don't read." The sad reality is that most high schoolers would agree. But with the amazing contemporary literature out there today, it's possible that future classics will be both praised and widely read. In school, we're assigned Austen, Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Baldwin, but which 21st-century writers will make their way into the canon for our kids? During our lifetime, we've been lucky enough to watch authors like Toni Morrison and Alice Munro change the literary landscape.

Magazine Archive 3h YALSA has announced Kayla Marie Figard as its 2016 Emerging Leader. Figard will receive funding to attend the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston and 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando. Figard is a teen services community program specialist at the Belmont (Calif.) Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the country’s education toward the teaching of specific, technical skills. Every month, it seems, we hear about our children’s bad test scores in math and science — and about new initiatives from companies, universities or foundations to expand STEM courses (science, technology, engineering and math) and deemphasize the humanities. From President Obama on down, public officials have cautioned against pursuing degrees like art history, which are seen as expensive luxuries in today’s world.

The Notorious Benedict Arnold A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery In my ten years as a history textbook writer, I was always trying to sneak Benedict Arnold stories into the books. And the editors were always cutting him out. Now, many years later, I’ve finally gotten the chance to tell the story. The Notorious Benedict Arnold is a non-fiction action/thriller based on many years of research, and travels to all the places Arnold lived, fought, and drove his fellow Americans crazy. Centre for Youth Literature The Centre for Youth Literature (CYL) helps connect Australian teenagers with books, stories, writing – and each other. We run friendly events and digital programs with young adults and industry professionals: teachers, librarians, publishers, booksellers, illustrators and writers. Reading Matters Reading Matters is Australia’s leading youth literature program.

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