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Friday Finds: June 14, 2019

This Week at TLT

What’s new in LGBTQIA+ YA June and July 2019

Teen Services 101: So You Want to Do Teen Programming, but What About the Books?

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019 Showcase: Books featuring beasties, a killer flu, a changeling, and pirates

Teen Services 101: What Do We Know About Teen Programming?

Sunday Reflections: I Could Not Stop for Death, on the emotional labor of teen librarianship

Around the Web

Can You Reshape Your Brain’s Response To Pain?

Half of Americans Are Effectively Poor Now.

Lies My Bookshelf Told Me: Slavery in Children’s Literature

10 of the Best Young Adult Books of June 2019

Annual Reminder that Graphic Novels are “Real” Reading

Friday Finds: June 7, 2019

This Week at TLT

Book Review: Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi

The top 25 children’s titles at my school this year

DIY A Universe of Space Art

DIY Galaxy Rocks

Book Review: The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos

Take 5: Things I Learned at Book Expo America 2019

Around the Web

Barnes & Noble Is Sold to Hedge Fund After a Tumultuous Year

In One Year, People Visited Public Libraries More Than a Billion Times

7 New and Upcoming Reads Perfect for Pride Month

Summer 2019 movie, TV, and book release dates you need to know

High Schoolers Who Work At Walmart Will See A New Perk — SAT And ACT Study Help

Friday Finds: May 31, 2019

This Week at TLT

New books alert: A royal romance, a North African-inspired fantasy, a feminist look at reproductive rights, and more

Digital Media: A Remix Tutorial – How an Old Photo Becomes Something New

Digital Media: Using Photo Apps to Make Pride Photos

What’s new in LGBTQIA+ YA May 2019

Digital Media: Using Apps to Take Your Photos Out of This World

Around the Web

Playing Teen Sports May Protect From Some Damages Of Childhood Trauma

Makey Makey Creators Announce GameBender, A New Game System

This campaign is bringing summer reading to kids in ‘book deserts’

Solving The Tech Industry’s Ethics Problem Could Start In The Classroom

The 17 Most Anticipated YA Books to Read in June

Friday Finds: May 24, 2019

This Week at TLT

Book Review: Brave Face: A Memoir by Shaun David Hutchinson

Book Review: Keep This to Yourself by Tom Ryan

Cindy Crushes Programming: Find a Good Book with Miss Cindy

Writing Myself a New Story, a guest post by Jasmine Warga

Teen Services 101: Serving Teens, Challenges and Rewards

Around the Web

New Releases: Complicated Friendships, Classics Made Modern, and So Much Murder

The Ultimate YA Summer Reading List

Once A Homeless D.C. Teen, Now A Georgetown Graduate

Robert Smith Pledges To Pay Off Student Loans For Morehouse College’s Class Of 2019

Sarah Jessica Parker throws shade at de Blasio’s proposed library cut

Friday Finds: May 17, 2019

This Week at TLT

Book Review: I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

Book Review: The Missing Season by Gillian French

Teen Services 101: What Do Teens Want from Public Libraries?

Book Review: Road Tripped by Pete Hautman

Teen Services 101: Foundations – Understanding Teens Today

Around the Web

A Decade of LGBTQ YA Since Ash

‘The (Other) F Word’ Is A Vibrant Anthology That Celebrates The Fat & Fierce

SAT To Score Students’ ‘Disadvantages’ To Try To Even The Playing Field

Friday Finds: May 10, 2019

This Week at TLT

Post-It Note Reviews: Books for younger readers featuring graphic novels, a handbook for being awesome, middle school woes, and interdimensional demon-slaying

Book Review: The Haunted by Danielle Vega

Cindy Crushes Programming: Cindy’s Favorite Tabletop Games

Dear Society: Sheltering Teenagers Helps No One (Thoughts from a Young Adult), a guest post by Zack Smedley

Amanda MacGregor: Social Justice Presentation at Twin Cities Teen Lit Con

Cordelia Anderson : Harnessing the Power of Story to Promote Libraries

Sunday Reflections: The Living History Museum Project Taught Me It’s Harder to Smash the Patriarchy Than I Thought

Around the Web

What We Know About 2018 Graphic Novel Sales

Five teens who changed the world

Trump May Redefine Poverty, Cutting Americans From Welfare Rolls

13 Recommended #OwnVoices Reads for Ramadan

After Backlash, Rhode Island School District Rolls Back ‘Lunch Shaming’ Policy

‘This Is Not Who We Are,’ Colorado Officials Say After Deadly School Shootingg

Friday Finds: May 3, 2019

This Week at TLT

Sunday Reflections: How Misuse of the 40 Book Challenge Made My Kid Hate Reading and Why (& How) I Pushed Back

Teen Services 101: I’m just getting started with teen services, what do I need to succeed?

Book Review: Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Book Review: Love from A to Z by S. K. Ali

Author Molly E. Lee stops by to talk about hackers, coding, gender bias, and her new book, ASK ME ANYTHING

Around the Web

No jail time for school bus driver who admitted to raping 14-year-old girl

48 of the Best YA Books of May

Baker & Taylor to Abandon Bookstore Distribution

Here Are The Winners Of The NPR Student Podcast Challenge

Friday Finds: April 26, 2019

This Week at TLT

Read Wild: Nature Deficit Disorder and its implications for teens

New books alert: A nonbinary teen, sisters having an epic day, a reimagining of The Little Mermaid, and so much more!

Read Wild: Award Winning Books About Nature and Why We Need Them

Cindy Crushes Programming: Tile Art

Read Wild: Hosting a Bob Ross Painting Party

Book Review: Love and Other Curses by Michael Thomas Ford

Read Wild: Cli-fi, How Books Can Start Conversations and Inspire Action

Read Wild: Crossover Eco-fiction, When There Isn’t Enough YA Lit About Nature

Around the Web

Generation Z Characteristics: 5 Infographics on the Gen Z Lifestyle

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

Friday Finds: April 19, 2019

TLA 2019 Roundup, Part 1

What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA April 2019

Staff Development: When RA training and diversity training meet

Book Review: Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

Where do younger teen readers fit in?

Around the Web


Teen Dating Violence Can Lead To Homicide — And Girls Are The Most Common Victims


Author Sharna Jackson: Bringing diversity into children’s books

Friday Finds: April 12, 2019

This Week at TLT

Let’s Talk About Sex…Positivity in YA, a guest post by Jenn Bennett

DIY Neon Signs, Part 2

Cindy Crushes Programming: DIY Wizard of OZ Necklaces

National School Climate Survey results about LGBTQ students’ experiences in school

What are the biggest challenges in teen services in the library today?

Author Heidi Daniele Guest Post: The House Children

Around the Web

10 Books From Middle School That You’ll Want to Read Again

ALA Releases “State of America’s Libraries 2019” Report

What is unconscious bias? And how can educators fight it?

The kids aren’t all right: How the housing crisis hurts the Bay Area’s youngest residents