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Friday Finds: January 19, 2018

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So, You’ve Just Tweeted That Nobody Uses Public Libraries Anymore . . .

YA A to Z: Bullying by Michelle Biwer

Penguin Young Readers Showcase and Giveaway

Book Review: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

MakerSpace: DIY Metal Stamping (A metal stamping kit review)

Anger, inspiration, and the stories we tell, a guest post by Marieke Nijkamp

Post-It Note Reviews of Elementary and Middle Grade Books

Around the Web

Let’s Talk About Sensitivity Readers

Why We Shouldn’t Shield Children From Darkness

Brown and Proud: 11 Books from the South Asian Diaspora To Read Right Now

The 50 most anticipated books of 2018

14 Picture Books for Raising Kind Young Citizens

18 of the Most Buzzed-About Middle Grade Books of 2018

Vote to Nominate Finalists for the 2018 Teen Choice Book Award!

Friday Finds: January 12, 2018

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YA A to Z: Alcoholism, In Real Life and in Real Fiction, by by L.B. Schulman

YA A to Z: Alzheimer’s As a Means to an End, a guest post by L. B. Schulman

An Open Letter to Logan Paul

Book Review: Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

YA A to Z: Adoption Books – Being Discussed, Being Seen, a guest post by Eric Smith

What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA January 2018

YA A to Z: Telling a Different Amputee Story, a guest post by Mindy Rhiger

Around the Web

WNDB Announces the Winners of the 2018 Walter Awards

Department Of Education Finds Texas Violated Special Education Law

The 2018 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners

Ask a Grown Man: Jason Reynolds

How Reading Increases Your Emotional Intelligence & Brain Function: The Findings of Recent Scientific Studies

Most Anticipated Young Adult Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books of 2018

Why The Publishing Industry Needs To Be More Inclusive Of Autistic And Disabled People

Friday Finds: December 29, 2017

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Spring 2018 Showcase and Giveaway

Why That Book Isn’t in the Library; or, no starting your own small press isn’t always the answer to diversity

Book Review: Welcome Home edited by Eric Smith

Book Review: Meet Cute by various authors

Around the Web

Andre Wagner captured the brief window when kids run New York.

A Black Kid In A Hoodie Brings Tidings Of Comfort And Joy

DeVos In Charge, Teacher Well-Being And Chronic Absence

21 of Our Most Anticipated Debuts of 2018

What Sensitivity Readers Actually Do

15 Literary Organizations To Support In 2018 To Make Your Reading Year The Most Meaningful Yet


Friday Finds, December 21, 2017

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Sunday Reflections: Seven Words

Memory Lab Workshops for Teens by Michelle Biwer

MakerSpace: Get Teens Involved Making Cards by Kate-Lynn Brown

New and forthcoming YA and MG to know about

Book Review: Girls Like Me by Nina Packebush

Around the Web

Washington Did A Lot This Week And America’s Schools Will Feel It

Ten Reasons Libraries Are Still Better Than the Internet


Friday Finds: December 15, 2017

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Sunday Reflections: Why I Like Being a Cybils Judge and You Should Consider It

TPiB: Rick Riordan “Gods and Heroes” Party by Michelle Biwer

#SJYALIt: Why Inclusive, Respectful & Wildly Diverse Rep in YA Lit Matters, a guest post by author Erica Cameron

18 2018 Middle Grade Books to Have on Your Radar

Everything I Thought I Knew About Furries is Wrong as I Learned from My Teens

My favorite tools: Trello

Post-it Note Reviews of Elementary and Middle Grade Books

Around the Web

27 of the Best YA Books of 2017

Michael De Luca, John Legend to Produce ‘Long Way Down’ for Universal

The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2017

Jacqueline Woodson to Explore Belonging in Two Upcoming Books

F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

13 Book-to-Screen Titles To Look for in 2018

How A Deregulated Internet Could Hurt America’s Classrooms


Friday Finds: December 8, 2017

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A List of New YA Book Release Links for 2018

Take 5: Five Things I’ve Made with My Silhouette Cameo and Why I Recommend it for a MakerSpace

Amanda’s favorites of 2017

Collecting Comics: December 2017 Edition, by Ally Watkins

#SJYALit: Because Their Stories Matter, a guest post by Danielle Ellison

18 2018 YA Books To Have On Your Radar

Around the web

Marvel Launching Animated Property ‘Marvel Rising’ in 2018

Venture into the virtual world of Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

Meet Forbes’ Youngest 30 Under 30 Member For Its 2018 Class

Support Intellectual Freedom : Keep “The Hate U Give” on Katy ISD Book Shelves

2018 Morris Award finalists announced

2018 Nonfiction Award finalists announced

2018 Teen Tech Week™ site now live

Friday Finds: November 17, 2017

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Diwali Exploration by Michelle Biwer

Book Review: Being Fishkill by Ruth Lehrer

Book Review: I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina, Stacey Robinson, and John Jennings

Book Review: Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza

Doing a YA Diversity Audit: Answering some follow up questions, including “What about the Conservatives?”

Post-it Note Reviews of Elementary and Middle Grade Books

Around the Web

Iceland used to have a big teenage smoking, drinking and drug problem. Now it doesn’t.

Mara Wilson Defends Millie Bobby Brown

Jason Reynolds’ writing strives to honour the ‘pain of young people’

Screen time may be affecting teen mental health — but don’t take away your kid’s phone yet

Jesmyn Ward Wins National Book Award for ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’


Friday Finds: November 10, 2017

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Sunday Reflections: Where Have All the Sunday Reflections Gone?

MakerSpace: Low Tech, Low Cost Printmaking

Book Review: Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Book Review: The Closest I’ve Come by Fred Aceves

Book Review: The Gatekeepers by Jen Lancaster

Book Review: Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Around the Web

A Major Studio Teen Romance, Jacqueline Woodson’s Book Deal, and More LGBTQ News

Those Pesky Kids: Our Favorite Sleuthing Teens

We’re Still Here Debbie Reese On Native People Telling Their Own Stories

‘I Am Alfonso Jones’ Brings Powerful BLM Message To Young Adult Graphic Fiction



Friday Finds: November 3, 2017

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Collecting Comics, November 2017 Edition (by TLTer Ally Watkins)

Star Wars YA Roundup by Michelle Biwer

Book Review: The Ocean in My Ears by Meagan Macvie

Book Review: Piper by Jay Asher, Jessica Freeburg, and Jeff Stokely

Doing a YA Collection Diversity Audit: Understanding Your Local Community (Part 1)

Penguin Young Readers Showcase and Giveaway

Doing a YA Collection Diversity Audit: The How To (Part 2)

Doing a YA Collection Diversity Audit: Resources and Sources (Part 3)

Around the Web

Obama Presidential Center will have public, not presidential library

Undocumented Youth in Immigration Facilities Face Unique Challenges

Jacqueline Woodson will publish two new books with Riverhead

What Would Martin Do?

Condé Nast to Cease Teen Vogue in Print, Cut 80 Jobs and Lower Mag Frequencies

Study links early school start time to depression in teens


Friday Finds: October 27, 2017

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Event Recap: John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down Book Tour by Michelle Biwer

MakerSpace: Using a Silhouette Cameo to Do Screenprinting

Book Review: Calling My Name by Liara Tamani

Using Snapchat to Engage Teens at the Library

#MeToo: Teens, Libraries and Sexual Harassment

Dispelling Some Myths about Public Libraries, One Tweet at a Time

Cover Reveal: HOW YOU RUINED MY LIFE by Jeff Strand

Introducing Medal on My Mind, a new blog about Stonewall Book Award contenders

What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA October 2017

TPiB: Emoji Fortune Tellers

Around the Web

Teachers Report Stressed, Anxious Students In The ‘Age Of Trump’

Lifting Students Up Without Lowering The Bar

Disney Channel is making history with its first gay coming-out story

17 YA Books By Authors Of Color To Look Out For In The First Half Of 2018

Angry librarian goes on brutal Twitter rant after journalist suggests closing all libraries