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Friday Finds: February 8, 2019

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What’s new in LGBTQIA+ YA February 2019

DIY Neon Signs

How Fairytales Help Us Navigate the World, a guest post by author Maureen McQuerry

The Life Saving Slogan: You are Not Alone, a guest post by Shelley Sackier

Book Review: LGBTQ: The Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens by Kelly Huegel Madrone

More Than an Identity, by teen contributor Elliot

Sunday Reflections: Raising Daughters & the Fight for Full Bodily Autonomy

Around the Web

Ohio city to stop observing Columbus Day, make Election Day holiday instead

Anne Ursu returns to themes of fantasy and female empowerment in her new novel, The Lost Girl

First The Sun Is Also a Star Trailer

Denver Teacher Negotiations At An Impasse


Friday Finds: February 1, 2019

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Shout! Laurie Halse Anderson Continues to be the Voice We Need Shouting in the World About Sexual Violence in the Life of Teens

Cindy Crushes Programming: Harry Potter Inspired Dragon Eggs

New books alert: YA, middle grade, memoirs, and more!

Kicky’s Post It Note Reviews: Royals, Twisted Fairy Tales, a Rabbit, a Robot, and Pure Evil

Around the Web

Resolution on Monetary Library Fines as a Form of Social Inequity

BuzzFeed’s Unpaid 19-Year-Old Quiz Genius on Her Tricks, the Layoffs, and Jonah Peretti

ALAMW: What Happened, and What Should Happen Next

Homeland Security Created A Fake University In Michigan As Part Of Immigration Sting

Friday Finds: January 25, 2019

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Penguin Random House 2019 Showcase: Books featuring coders, witches, royalty, refugees, and circus folk

Feminist AF Fashions and the YA Characters That Rock Them

Honoring the Heart of History, a guest post by author Roshani Chokshi

Do You Know: Reflection Press & Children’s Books as a Radical Act, a Diversity Audit Resource

Book Review: Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Around the Web

Black Children Don’t Have Nick Sandmann’s Rights

Teachers Vote Yes On Deal To End Los Angeles Strike


Friday Finds: January 18, 2019

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Thoughts on Collection Development

Cindy Crushes Programming: DIY Silhouette Mugs

Book Review: The Whispers by Greg Howard

Helping Patrons Find What They’re Looking for On Our Shelves

Sunday Reflections: My Wild and Weird YA Librarian Resume

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Forget Screen Time Rules — Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says

2019 Walter Awards

Vaping has created teen nicotine addicts with few treatment options

Under Rainy Skies, Los Angeles Teachers Take To The Picket Lines



Friday Finds: January 11, 2019

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Book Review: Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII by Mary Cronk Farrell

How History (and Librarians) Inspire Freedom of the Press, a guest post by Mary Cronk Farrell

DIY Book Trading Cards

Book Review: Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi

WRITING YOUR OWN STORY (SORT OF), a guest post by Greg Howard

Book Review: Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

Book Review: Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams, a teen perspective

Around the Web

Parkland Shooting Panel Report Calls For Arming Teachers, Chronicles Slew Of Blunders

2019 Video Game Release Schedule

12 of Our Most Anticipated Historical YA Fiction of 2019

Send Girls to See Captain Marvel



Friday Finds: January 4, 2019

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What’s new in LGBTQIA+ YA January 2019

Take 5: 2019 Resources to help with planning, promotion and marketing

Cindy Crushes Programming: Nail Polish Gems

The 2019 Project: Feminist AF!

Sunday Reflections: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Around the Web

The 10 Most Anticipated Young Adult Novels of 2019

How Harry Potter Has Brought Magic To Classrooms For More Than 20 Years

January 2019 YA book releases you don’t want to miss

Don’t miss these LGBTQ+ YA books being released in 2019

The Beginning of the End of Snow Days



Friday Finds: December 28, 2018

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Meet Our New TEEN Contributor to TLT: Elliot

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Spring 2019 Showcase

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The Most Exciting Young Adult Books of 2019

Ten Young Adult Books To Buy in January 2019

‘What if someone was shooting?’

The 2018 Nerdies: Fiction Picture Books Announced

U.S. Public Schools Have Lost Nearly 20% Of Their Librarians Since 2000


Friday Finds: December 14, 2018


Friday Finds: December 7, 2018

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19 2019 YA Books To Have On Your Radar

Cindy Crushes Programming: Light the Night with Fandom Themed Fairy Jars

Book Review: What You Hide by Natalie D. Richards

On PAPER GIRL and Anxiety: a guest post by author Cindy R. Wilson

Amanda’s favorites of 2018

Book Review: Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump by Martha Brockenbrough

If You Buy It, Will It Circ? In Defense of Visual Merchandising and Why Public Libraries Should Do More of It

Home Away From Home: a guest post by author Merrie Destefano

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What the world would look like if we taught girls to rage

In Love With Teen Lit

‘Dumplin” Review

Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says

Millennials Didn’t Kill the Economy. The Economy Killed Millennials

10 Great Parents from Young Adult SFF



Friday Finds: November 30, 2018

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Post-it Note Reviews of Elementary and Middle Grade Books

The Cart is the Thing: Making a Magnetic Mobile MakerSpace Wall When You’re Short on Space

Post-it Note Reviews of Recent YA Releases

Take 5: Table Top Games Teens Will Love to Play

Around the Web

‘The Numbers Are So Staggering.’ Overdose Deaths Set a Record Last Year.

Why Aren’t Millennials Spending? They’re Poorer Than Previous Generations, Fed Says

2019 YA Books Starring Queer Girls

Why The Backbone of Publishing May Make Book Prices Rise