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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


Friday Finds: November 23, 2018

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Graphic Novels involving the Refugee Experience a guest post by Kristyn Dorfman

2019 Collection Development Resources, a handy list of resources to help you buy new books in the new year

#ReadForChange: Courage in the face of a “Dystopian Reality” in Jennie Liu’s Girls on the Line

Cindy Crushes Programming: Hosting a Teen Improv Night

Bill Konigsberg the Proud Papa Bear

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8 Things You Need to Know About Kiersten White’s New Novel Set in the World of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Watch @billkonigsberg’s incredible Proud Fierce Papa Bear speech here

Survey Says Most Young People Don’t Identify as Straight

6 Reads to Help You Recover from Black Friday


Friday Finds: November 16, 2018

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What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA November and December 2018

MakerSpace: Taking Bristlebots on the Road or, How I keep re-defining and re-purposing a simple Bristlebot activity to get teens making

Book Review: The Resolutions by Mia Garcia

Cultural Humility in Librarianship: What is it? (a guest post by Adilene Rogers)

Sunday Reflections: Being a Librarian Did Not Prepare Me for Parenting a Child with Dyslexia

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Upcoming MG Release Dates

How Schools Can Reduce Sexual Violence

The Benefits Of Taking Out Loans For College

‘Post-Millennials’ on Track to Be Most Diverse, Best-Educated Generation Yet

The Gender Gap In Children’s Books Is The Real Monster In The Room

TBRainbow Alert: YA Starring QPoC, Part 1

Former Girl Scout Goes to the Statehouse

Friday Finds: October 19, 2018

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New and forthcoming YA and MG to know about

Collecting Comics: Comics take on addiction, STEM, space and more in October, by Ally Watkins

Book Review: Home and Away by Candice Montgomery

Circulation Statistics are an Imperfect Measure of Who We are and What Libraries Do

Sunday Reflections: It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye

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YALSA Reveals Teens’ Top 10 Titles of 2018

It’s better to be born rich than gifted

The Lingering Effects of Youth Experiencing Disconnection

Katniss Everdeen Is My Hero

‘You Are Still Black’: Charlottesville’s Racial Divide Hinders Students




Friday Finds: October 12, 2018

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Wrestling with some truths in the movie “The Hate U Give”

Writing Outside Your Own Life (and Not Chickening Out), a guest post by Jacqueline West

Book Review: The Collectors by Jacqueline West

“All American Boys” Authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely Discuss Racism, White Privilege, and Censorship in Today’s Civic Landscape, a guest post by Lisa Krok

Post-it Note Reviews of Recent YA Releases

Around the Web

What are we teaching boys when we discourage them from reading books about girls?

Migrant children may be adopted after parents are deported

Legal holes allow migrant kids’ adoption in US

Creating an Inclusive Library




Friday Finds: October 5, 2018

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Operation BB Blasts Off!

Book Review: Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

YA A to Z: R is for Classic Retellings, a list curated by Natalie Korsavidis

What to know about writing twins: a guest post by Ashley and Leslie Saunders

1100 words, a guest post by Claire Rudolf Murphy

Book Review: Lost Soul, Be at Peace by Maggie Thrash

Things I Never Learned in Library School: Can You Copyright a Dance Move? A discussion of Fortnite

#SVYALit: Laurie Halse Anderson and Eric Devine talk about teaching Speak on NPR

Sunday Reflections: On Male Rage

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Yay for Kelly Link!

Carnegie medal promises immediate action over lack of diversity

American Girl: A Story of Immigration, Fear and Fortitude

The Teens Who Rack Up Thousands of Followers by Posting the Same Photo Every Day

Poetry and Graphic Novels to Read After The Hate U Give

15 New YA Books To Know In October 2018




Friday Finds: September 28, 2018

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Post-it Note Reviews of Elementary and Middle Grade Books

Book Review: Dig by A. S. King, an important reflection on white privilege in YA literature

Book Review: 500 Words or Less by Juleah del Rosario

Things I Never Learned in Library School: Training Staff to Work with Transgender Teens

Sunday Reflections: It Was a Rough Week to be a Teenage Girl

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Substantial racial stereotyping toward young children of color found among white adults who work with them

What About the Girls?

Meet Four Women of Color Who Are Revolutionizing Books for Young Readers

Assistant principal at Tennessee high school on leave after saying girls “ruin everything”



Friday Finds: September 14, 2018

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Book Review: The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown

Helping Teens Prepare for College? Don’t Forget to Talk About Sexual Violence

Book Review: Dream Country by Shannon Gibney

MakerSpace: Instax Mini Fun

Sunday Reflections: The Fight for Our Children is Exhausting, but Important

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Detention of Migrant Children Has Skyrocketed to Highest Levels Ever

This Is What It’s Like to Be a Teacher in America

‘Watch Us Rise’ By Renée Watson & Ellen Hagan Is About Two Teens Who Start A Women’s Rights Club At Their High School — Start Reading Now!

Using Young Adult Novels to Make Sense of #MeToo

The 2018 National Book Awards Longlist: Young People’s Literature