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Friday Finds: October 13, 2017

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MakerSpace Mondays: The Silhouette Cameo – a review

MakerSpace Mondays: The Silhouette Cameo – Vinyl 101

Book Review: Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta

Book Review: Cucumber Quest: The Doughnut Kingdom by Gigi D.G.

View from the Director’s Chair Part II: Narrative Filmmaking by Lynette Pitrak

October #ARCParty

Book Review: Sparrow by Sarah Moon

Around the Web

A High School Student Suspended For Not Standing During Pledge Of Allegiance Has Sued The Principal

USPS Honors Beloved Children’s Book With New ‘Snowy Day’ Stamps

Trump’s ‘spiteful’ decision to end key ObamaCare payments

Librarians Should Guide Readers by Interest, Not Level



Friday Finds: October 6, 2017

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Sunday Reflections: When You’re a Teen and a Friend Threatens Suicide

Blog Tour: The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Take 5: A YA Puerto Rico Booklist and the #PubforPR Auction

Book Review: That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston

New and forthcoming YA and MG to have on your radar

Book Review: A Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

TPiB: Ollie Robot Challenges for Teens by Michelle Biwer

Book Review: Cast No Shadow by Nick Tapalansky and Anissa Espinosa

Around the Web

140+ YA Books For Your October to December 2017 TBR

Must-Read Young Adult Books of Fall 2017

Program that provides low-cost health care to 9M children set to expire

Don’t say teenagers aren’t ready for dark fiction.

Trump Administration Set to Roll Back Birth Control Mandate

Nominate NOW!

Who Gets to Choose Which Childhood Experiences Are ‘Appropriate’?

“The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth.” – George Orwell, 1984

Lambda Literary Opens Submissions for 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards


Friday Finds: September 29, 2017

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Blog Tour: Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

Workman and Algonquin Showcase and Giveaway

Book Review: Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

C2: Collecting Comics for September and October 2017 with Ally Watkins

Book Review: There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA September 2017

The 2018 TLT Project: YA A to Z

Around the Web

Malala Continues Advocating For Education

Middle Schoolers Help Transcribe, Digitize Rare Historical Newspapers

Kwame Alexander: Take a knee

Can Teaching Civics Save Democracy?

Unaccompanied In Pain: Gaps In Ohio Law Hurt Teen Moms

How to Help Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Unnatural Selection: More Librarians Are Self-Censoring

Jason Reynolds on Langston Hughes, Writing Spider-Man, and Putting Respeck on YA Writers’ Name


Friday Finds: September 22, 2017

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Book Review: The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed and What You Need to Know About MRAs

Take 5: Some of the Best Feminist YA on Rape Culture in Quotes

Book Review: Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell

Post-it Note Reviews of Elementary and Middle Grade Books

Things I Never Learned in Library School: Menstruation is a Biological Function and the De-stigmatizing of the Female Body

#BacklistYA – What are the books you just hate weeding?

Book Review: A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo

Around the Web

Linda Sue Park being smart on the internet

Books. Internet. Life-Saving Shelter? Libraries, You’ve Done It Again.

Almost two dozen kids are shot every day in the U.S.

Homeless And In College. Then Harvey Struck

The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

DeVos rescinds Obama-era school sexual assault policy

Friday Finds: September 15, 2017

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Sunday Reflections: Reconnecting with My Teens as Adults to Help Houston

Librarian Humor: Regional Picture Books You Never See in the Library, but Maybe Should

MakerSpace: DIY Iron On Patches

Book Review: Slider by Pete Hautman

Book Review: Night Shift by Debi Gliori

SLJTeenLive: Building a Teen MakerSpace on a Budget

Take 5: Time Travel and Teens, featuring INVICTUS by Ryan Graudin

Book Review: Bold Women of Medicine: 21 Stories of Astounding Discoveries, Daring Surgeries, and Healing Breakthroughs by Susan M. Latta

Breaking Barriers: Wonder Woman and the Bold Women of Medicine, a guest post by Susan M. Latta

Around the Web

Librarians Reach Out to Dreamers

USPS to Issue ‘The Snowy Day’ Forever Stamps

The Resegregation of Jefferson County

Is the Cat in the Hat Racist?

The National Book Awards Longlist: Young People’s Literature

The top 20 blockbuster books of fall, according to Amazon

Friday Finds: September 8, 2017

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Sunday Reflections: On Having a Growth Mindset

Book Review: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Book Review: All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

Around the Web

Americans Have Given Up on Public Schools. That’s a Mistake.

Letting teens sleep in would save the country roughly $9 billion a year

Betsy DeVos Reportedly May Announce Plan to Roll Back Title IX Enforcement This Week

Raising Social Justice Warriors

Chance The Rapper is starting a new awards show for teachers

The Diviners author Libba Bray has some thoughts on this all-female Lord of the Flies remake

What one Alabama town’s attempt to secede from its school district tells us about the fragile progress of racial integration in America.

It’s a long but important read.

Friday Finds: September 1, 2017

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Sunday Reflections: How to Help those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Recently in Book Mail

Book Review: Boy Seeking Band by Steve Brezenoff

Blog Tour Book Review: The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez

#MHYALit: Seven Responses for Those Left Behind, a guest post by author Kat Colmer

Book Review: Project Semicolon: Your Story Isn’t Over by Amy Bleuel

Around the Web

West Chicago library votes to keep LGBT book

How to get kids to look away from their screens and take pleasure in books

Why labeling books by reading level disempowers young readers

KidLit Cares: Our Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort


Friday Finds: August 25, 2017

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Sunday Reflections: At Least They’re Coming to the Library ISN’T Always the Right Idea

TPiB: Superhero Lock-In by Michelle Biwer

Things I Never Learned in Library School: That Time Someone Asked for Help Printing out Swastikas

Book Review: Feral Youth edited by Shaun David Hutchinson

#SJYALit: Walk A Mile In Their Shoes, a guest post by Christina June

Video Games Weekly: Sonic Mania

Book Review: The Infographic Guide to College

New and forthcoming YA and MG to have on your radar

Around the Web

The New York Times Pulls The YA Book That Allegedly Gamed The Bestseller List Over ‘Inconsistencies

Did This Book Buy Its Way Onto The New York Times Bestseller List?

My favorite take on the above two articles:

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Common Joins Amandla Stenberg in YA Adaptation ‘The Hate U Give’

Elizabeth Acevedo’s Upcoming YA Book Is For Afro-Latina Teens Who Never Feel Seen



Friday Finds: August 18, 2017

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Sunday Reflections: Talking with Teens about Charlottesville

A Grief Moderated: Middle Grade Fiction for Young Readers Dealing with Loss – Guest Post by Kerry Sutherland

What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA August 2017

I Tried to Escape the Bus (and Failed!) – An Escape the Bus Review

I Went to a STEAMFest and This is What I Learned

#FSYALit: From Rejection to Reconciliation: Changing Notions of Faith and Spirituality in LGBTQ YA, a guest post by Rob Bittner

One in Three: Teen Dating Violence and Michelle Carter – a guest post by author Heather Demetrios

Around the Web

Author Celeste Ng Reads These Books To Fuel Her Resistance

Enlisting young adult fiction in the fight against racism

Malala Yousafzai Has Been Accepted to Study at Oxford University

YA Movies Get Real

We’re crushing HARD on teen movie Everything, Everything.

Teen Choice Awards 2017

County library rolls out new Book Bikes


Friday Finds: August 11, 2017

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Sunday Reflections: Boyfriends, Breakups and Blocking – Oh My! Talking with teens about a different type of access

Harry Potter Birthday Celebration! By Michelle Biwer

SLJTeenLive: Teen MakerSpace On a Budget Preview

Book Review: You Don’t Know Me but I Know You by Rebecca Barrow

New Releases and Mini Reviews: Little & Lion, The Bakersville Dozen, and The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

Video Games Weekly: Slime Rancher

MakerSpace: Outreach Activity – Book Face

Around the Web

Jeff Bezos Should Put His Billions Into Libraries

As Far As Your Brain Is Concerned, Audiobooks Are Not ‘Cheating’

John Green’s ‘Turtles All the Way Down’ gets a dizzying, turtle-free cover

  • And the tweet that completely sums up my feelings:

Untitled6 YA Must-Reads for Jane the Virgin Fans

12 Books on Immigration, Youth, & Latinx Identity That Will Enrich Your Life

42 Diverse Must-Have YA Titles for Every Library