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Friday Finds: August 10, 2018

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Book Review: Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

Listening to Old Ghosts : The Haunting Influence of Our Town and Spoon River Anthology, a guest post by author Mary Amato

Talking with Nancy Evans, Creator of the Strong Girls Program, a guest post by Natalie Korsavidis

Rethinking Book Displays – Again

YA A to Z: Peace and Quiet – Recharging Your Battery After Summer Reading, a guest post by librarian Lisa Krok

Sunday Reflections: Sometimes, If You’re Lucky, You Find More Than Books at the Library

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Tiny Pretty Things breakout Sona Charaipotra previews solo debut Symptoms of a Heartbreak

A Patron Wants to Print a Gun: Now What?


Friday Finds: August 3, 2018

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Book Review: DeadEndia: The Watcher’s Test by Hamish Steele

Things I Never Learned in Library School: Public Libraries, 3D Printers, and Guns – oh my

What a strange time to be a woman, a guest post by Bree Barton

Book Review: Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton

YA A to Z: P is for Penultimate, how a competitive writing competition inspired a YA novel

Sunday Reflections: The Reality and the Myth of Just Get a Job and Its Impact on Kids

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‘Catwoman: Soulstealer’ By Sarah J. Maas & 11 New YA Novels Coming Out In August 2018

Representation: Raising the Bar

5 Sweet Queer Love Stories to Devour This Summer

Can You Print A Gun At Your Local Library? It’s Not Likely

Raising Kids Who Want To Read — Even During The Summer

John Green wants you to read tiny books – The Washington Post

Check out the Penguin Teen 2019 YA Book Preview

From multiple Muslim sci-fis to Jewish and Asian fantasies to romantic comedy between two boys of color these are the most anticipated books from now until December! via Barnes and Noble

Sitka Public Library is providing some amazing services:

Keep your eye on this amazing resource:

And here’s another look at August releases thanks to Pop Goes the Reader

Friday Finds: July 6, 2018

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Book Review: Light Filters In: Poems by Caroline Kaufman

Books we reread, a crowdsourced post

What’s New in LGBTQIA+ YA July 2018

When Books Are The Things That Save You, a guest post by Cindy Baldwin

To MLS or Not to MLS

Sunday Reflections: Reproductive Rights ARE Teen Issues

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What new YA books release in June 2018?

DeVos goes deep with anti-regulatory mission at Education Department

14 of Our Most Anticipated OwnVoices YA Books of 2018: July to December



Friday Finds: June 29, 2018

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Post-It Note Reviews of Recent Releases

What To Say About Sarah J. Maas’s Books (A-Z Project: M) by Kelsey Socha

Penguin Random House 2018 Showcase and Giveaway

Recently in Book Mail

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How YA author Jason Reynolds turned his adolescent anger into best-selling poetry

Planned Parenthood Sues Over Abstinence-Only Sex Ed

America’s poor becoming more destitute under Trump, UN report says

ALA, ALSC respond to Wilder Medal name change




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

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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