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En la Clase: School Library Journal's Diversity Issue

Identity is one of the first themes we’ll be tackling in our upcoming posts for the new year.  It’s an important topic that connects to so much of what we do in education, but it’s not always an easy one to discuss or teach about.  558 more words

Young Adult Literature

Summer Summary

LeakyCon Lit Track

The excitement of meeting Maureen Johnson, Kazu Kibuishi, Laura Halse Anderson and Malindo Lo will stay with me for a long time. Seeing John Green again, with the chance to compare his exchanges with readers against his interactions with his librarians from ALA, gave insight into his work outside writing and the immensity of the Nerdfighter community. 699 more words

Praise for Odd Squad: King Karl from School Library Journal

From the August issue of SLJ:

Gr 3-7–Much like Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books (Abrams), comic strip creator Fry’s latest series entry brings readers a middle school student low on the totem pole, with harebrained schemes that play out through a mix of text and imagery.

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