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Friday Finds: January 22, 2021

This Week at TLT

Why I Wrote Strongman. Facts Matter. So Does History, a guest post by Kenneth C. Davis

Book Review: Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Amanda Gorman

Cindy Crushes Programming: Make and Take Crafts Including Dice Bags and Magical Lanterns

A Life Already Saved: The Power Librarians Hold, a guest post by B. B. Alston

Book Review: Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore

Around the Web

10 Books Like… Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Misinformation dropped dramatically the week after Twitter banned Trump and some allies

Book Giveaway For The Girls Are All So Nice Here

17 Books Featuring Black Teens That Everyone Needs To Read At Least Once

Students! ProPublica and The Pudding Want to Help Pay For Your Journalism Expenses in 2021.

Netflix teams with historian Ibram X. Kendi to adapt his acclaimed anti-racism books

College Board scraps SAT optional essay, subject tests

Amanda Gorman

After yesterday’s thankfully uneventful Inaguration Ceremony, there is one person about whom we are all abuzz:

‘Not Broken But Simply Unfinished’: Poet Amanda Gorman Calls For A Better America

How stunning is she? What follows is a roundup of links where you can find more information about this brilliant young poet, who she is, and where she came from.

To begin with, here is her own website where she describes herself as ‘Wordsmith. Change-maker.’

Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman on Her Career-Defining Address and Paying Homage to Maya Angelou

How a 22-year-old L.A. native became Biden’s inauguration poet

Amanda Gorman

Poet Amanda Gorman On Activism And Art In Times Of Darkness

Meet Amanda Gorman, America’s First Youth Poet Laureate

You can follow her on Twitter @theAmandaGordon and don’t forget to preorder who two forthcoming books!

Friday Finds: January 15, 2021

This Week at TLT

Book Review: Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston

Take 5: Book to Movie News

Book Review: #MeToo and You: Everything You Need To Know About Consent, Boundaries, and More by Halley Bondy

On Overcoming Fears and Becoming Superheroes, a guest post by Christina Li

A High School Student Reviews CONCRETE ROSE by Angie Thomas

Around the Web

“Drivers License” Made History On Spotify By Just Letting Teens Feel Things

Mortality rate for Black babies is cut dramatically when Black doctors care for them after birth, researchers say

2021 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Amanda Gorman Selected as President-Elect Joe Biden’s Inaugural Poet

Book Releases: LGBT YA Books of January-June 2021

Friday Finds: January 8, 2021

This Week at TLT

Book Review: Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala

Post-It Reviews: Black Canary, hand-crafted dreams, and books set in the 1960s and 1980s

Cindy Crushes Programming: Random Fandom, a Conversation with Linden Galloway, by Teen Librarian Cindy Shutts

Rescuing and Celebrating Black Women’s Voices, an interview with Nikki Grimes

Book Review: Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes

Take 5: Five Links of Interest for YA Readers – New YA for 2021

Riley’s Post It Note Reviews: These Vengeful Hearts, Down Comes the Night and Pumpkin

Around the Web

Betsy DeVos urges Congress to reject student loan forgiveness in apparent farewell letter

Don’t shy away from talking to kids about the Capitol riot. They know more than you think.

How To Talk To Kids About The Riots At The U.S. Capitol

Three ways to teach the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol

Lehigh University Revokes President Trump’s Honorary Degree

The U.S. Capitol Insurrection Does Not Mean We Need More Policing

Friday Finds: January 1, 2021

This Week at TLT

Around the Web


How One Teen Handles Anxiety Disorder Through The Pandemic

Research: Women Are Better Leaders During a Crisis

13 movies based on books coming out in 2021

Food banks sound alarm on child hunger as Covid crisis drags on

Friday Finds: December 25, 2020

This Week at TLT

Around the Web

How to Honor Black Heritage During Kwanzaa

How Much Herd Immunity Is Enough?

How One Teen Handles Anxiety Disorder Through The Pandemic

A ‘Real Easy’ Choice: Biden Introduces Education Pick Miguel Cardona

A UPS Driver Was Moved to Tears by Neighborhood ‘Thank You’

Friday Finds: December 18, 2020

This Week at TLT

2021 Middle Grade Books to Have on Your Radar (part one)

Cindy Crushes Programming: Talking Virtual Teen Trivia with Faith Healy, by Teen Librarian Cindy Shutts

Book Review: This Is How We Fly by Anna Meriano

Take 5: 5 of the Best Books I’ve Read in 2020, Nonfiction Edition

Around the Web

U.S. Schools Are Buying Phone-Hacking Tech That the FBI Uses to Investigate Terrorists

Amazon to Develop Bill Konigsberg’s ‘The Bridge’ as Limited Series

Disney Picks Up Megan Whalen Turner YA Fantasy ‘The Thief’

People Thought Covid-19 Was Relatively Harmless for Younger Adults. They Were Wrong.

Finland is winning the war on fake news. What it’s learned may be crucial to Western democracy

‘Losing A Generation’: Fall College Enrollment Plummets For 1st-Year Students

Friday Finds: December 11, 2020

This Week at TLT

Around the Web

They Will Kill Your Library, Too

The Library That Dolly Built

Virginia Military Institute Removes Statue Of Confederate Gen. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson

Tulsi Gabbard’s Introduced a Bill Targeting Trans Athletes as She’s Set to Leave Congress

Friday Finds: December 4, 2020

This Week at TLT

Around the Web

Jason Reynolds Plays Santa Claus for D.C. Readers and Indies

2020: AICL’s Best Books of 2020

7 BOOKS TO READ IF YOU LOVE NETFLIX’S DASH & LILY

Dolly Parton Likes to Read by the Fire in Her Pajamas

Kwame Alexander Offers New Poems On Race And Hope As ‘Psalms And Balms’ For The Soul

New Report Offers Clearest Picture Yet Of Pandemic Impact On Student Learning

Friday Finds: November 27, 2020

This Week at TLT

Around the Web

The 10 Best YA and Children’s Books of 2020

S&S to Launch Two Graphic Novel Lines for Young Readers

‘Cruella’ Prequel Novel ‘Hello Cruel Heart’ Debuting in 2021

Romance novelists raise $400,000 for Georgia Senate races – with help from Stacey Abrams

For Native Peoples, Thanksgiving Isn’t A Celebration. It’s A National Day Of Mourning

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