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Friday Finds: June 22, 2018

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As I Try Desperately to Get Home Again, Not All Children Can. Here’s why it matters.

New and forthcoming YA and MG to know about

On World Refugee Day 2018, #ReadForChange with Alan Gratz’ Refugee

Book Review: Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition by Julia Kaye

YA Nonfiction Roundup by Michelle Biwer

MakerSpace: Rhonna Designs Photo and Collage App Review

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Educators Keep Battling, Supporting Each Other After Spring #RedforEd Uprising

For Megan Whalen Turner fans

Bestselling author Grimes to receive Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award July 12

8 Book Anthologies Featuring Underrepresented Voices Coming Out In 2018

19 of Our Most Anticipated YA Debuts of 2018: July to December

Five Things That High School Girls Worry About Most

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” Starring Lana Condor Trailer Released by Netflix

Friday Finds: June 15, 2018

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Sunday Reflections: In Which The Teen Writes a Poem About Sexual Harassment

Book Review: Royals by Rachel Hawkins

Celebrating 7 Years of TLT: 7 Years, 7 Books Giveaway

Book Review: Tsu and the Outliers by Erik Johnson

MakerSpace Tech Review: Canon Selphy 1300 Printer

Celebrating Seven Years of TLT: A look back at favorite posts

Celebrating 7 Years of TLT: Why I Love TLT

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Kids Need Books Everywhere

Teacher leaves $1 million to fund scholarship for students with learning disabilities

Libraries are Bridging the Summer Gap for Hungry Kids


Friday Finds: June 8, 2018

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What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA June 2018

MakerSpace: Screenprinting Program Recap

Collecting Comics: June 2018 Edition by Ally Watkins

Book Review: I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain by Will Walton

Epistolary YA Lit Roundup by Michelle Biwer

Sunday Reflections: Dear Writers, Women’s Stories Don’t Always Have to Involve Sexual Violence

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27 YA Books You’ll Want To Devour By The Pool This Summer

Slayer: Preview the first book in a thrilling new series set in the Buffy universe

Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018

UN expert calls US income inequality ‘a political choice’

A surprising gift to graduating eighth-graders: Ballistic shields for backpacks

Friday Finds: June 1, 2018

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

Mini Book Reviews: What I’ve Been Reading including books by Lauren Oliver, Claire Legrand, Caleb Roehrig, Justina Ireland and more

MakerSpace: Guitar Pick Jewelry

Planting Books, Growing Readers, a guest post by Liesl Shurtliff

Book Review: Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff

Sunday Reflections: Where are the children?

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What’s Going On In Your Child’s Brain When You Read Them A Story?

Girls Are Sexually Harassed In School All The Time and No One Is Doing Anything About It



Friday Finds: May 25, 2018

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Book Review: All Summer Long by Hope Larson

Summer Reading Chaos: How do we balance the needs of our community with those of our staff?

#ReadForChange: Get Really Real with Lilliam Rivera’s The Education of Margot Sanchez, a guest post by Marie Marquardt

DNA Profiling Program Recap by Michelle Biwer

Sunday Reflections: This is what happened when the The Teen asked me if .gov websites were trustworthy

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Tributes Pour In for Richard Peck

My FanX craziness, annotated

The Brain Science Is In: Students’ Emotional Needs Matter

Jason Reynolds’ Commencement Address at Lelsey University

The Official List of Harper’s Fall 2018 YA Cover Reveals

Federal Agencies Lost Track of Nearly 1,500 Migrant Children Placed With Sponsors



Friday Finds: May 18, 2018

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Post-it Note Reviews of Elementary and Middle Grade Books

Proposal: Serving New Adults in Public Libraries

Book Review: Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018 Showcase and Giveaway

Twin Cities Teen Lit Con 2018: Mental Health in YA Literature Presentation

Recently in Audio Books

YA A to Z: Gaslighting, a guest post by author Anna Hecker

YA A to Z: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things, Historical Novels That Is . . . a guest post by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

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Schools See Steep Drop in Librarians, New Analysis Find

Hospitals See Growing Numbers Of Kids And Teens At Risk For Suicide


Friday Finds: May 11, 2018

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Michele Bacon’s Empathy Challenge

Book Review: Four-Letter Word by Christa Desir

MakerSpace: Screen Printing with the Silhouette Cameo – a comparison of processes and cost

#SVYALit: The Importance of Language in Building a Culture of Consent, or no actually, don’t suggest getting people black out drunk

Book Review: We’ll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss

Little Bits Droid Inventor Review by Michelle Biwer

Sunday Reflections: Helping Our Teens Plan for an Uncertain Future, or, what about jobs?

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Michelle Obama

Victoria (V.E.) Schwab’s Tolkien Lecture

Cross-file this under “Duh” and “Yay”

Voters approve 10 library tax increases, renewals in Ohio

Why asking how to get boys reading might be the wrong question, by Jason Reynolds

Trump Administration Wants to Train Teens in ‘Hazardous’ Jobs

Hulu Ordering ‘Looking For Alaska’ Limited Series

Trump calls on Congress to pull back $15 billion in spending, including on Children’s Health Insurance Program

Friday Finds: May 4, 2018

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What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA May 2018

TPiB MakerSpace: Love Your Pets

Collecting Comics: May 2018 with Ally Watkins

The 3Ps of Creating a Welcoming Library

Book Review: A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson

5 Question Interview with Undead Girl Gang author Lily Anderson

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Girls Reportedly Bleeding Through Pants Due To Charter School Bathroom Policy

Reading Aloud to Young Children Has Benefits for Behavior and Attention

Three black teens are finalists in a NASA competition. Hackers spewing racism tried to ruin their odds.

Unionized Or Not, Teachers Struggle To Make Ends Meet, NPR/Ipsos Poll Finds





Friday Finds: April 20, 2018

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#ReadForChange: Jodi Lynn Anderson’s Midnight at the Electric and climate change, a guest post by Marie Marquardt

YA A to Z: H is for Historical Fiction, a guest post by librarian Amanda Perez

Post-it Note Reviews of Elementary and Middle Grade Books

YA A to Z: Friends and Troublemakers, a guest post by author Lisa Brown Roberts

Book Review: The Gender Identity Workbook for Kids: A Guide to Exploring Who You Are by Kelly Storck, Noah Grigni

MakerSpace: DIY Faux Enamel Pins

Sunday Reflections: The Truly High Cost of Childhood Trauma

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Cue Up SYNC for Free Teen Audiobooks

Tracy K. Smith and Jacqueline Woodson Talk Reading, Race and Spreading the Gospel of Literature

The Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World

Fake Teen Challenges


Friday Finds: April 6, 2018

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Book Review: How You Ruined My Life by Jeff Strand

Book Review: Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles edited by Jessica Burkhart

Striking Teachers Deserve Our Support

Collecting Comics: April 2018 with Ally Watkins

Book Review: Antipodes by Michele Bacon

Book Review: Examining Toxic Masculinity in TRADITION by Brendan Kiely

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What Are Active-Shooter Drills Doing to Kids?

Teenage Vandals Were Sentenced to Read Books. Here’s What One Learned.

“I feel mentally numb”: more teachers are working part-time jobs to pay the bills

The hidden crisis on college campuses: Many students don’t have enough to eat