Books are entries into new worlds, inviting readers to hear different voices and explore exciting places! Listen here to Associate Marketing Manager Melissa Croce, along with representatives from Lorimer Children & Teen, and Archipelago Books present their latest titles for young readers showcasing diverse authors, characters, and topics! Plus, we’ll talk with author June Hur about her upcoming YA debut, The Silence of Bones!
The School & Library team is matching readers with their book soulmate! Would you like to read a middle grade dystopian debut or a Young Adult queer romantic comedy? One of these Spring 2020 books could be your perfect match!Find your perfect match →
Are you attending the Public Library Association conference in Nashville? Meet authors Hafsah Faizal and Gene Yang at one of their PLA events! Plus, visit MacKids in Booth 1614 to score ARCs, book swag, and more!
Read our February newsletter for new releases, a spotlight on author Tricia Levenseller, and our sweepstakes for a chance to win a copy of fictionalized The Librarian of Auschwitz and the nonfiction biography, A Delayed Life, which follows Dita Kraus upon whom The Librarian of Auschwitz is based! Sign up for the School & Library newsletter here.
Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners! Keep reading to find out more about our ALA Award winners, honors, and recommended reading selections from ALSC and YALSA.View all our winners, honors, and recommended books here ➔
Join School Library Journal for a lively conversation featuring the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award finalists, including Deborah Heiligman, author of Torpedoed. Learn a bit about the inspiration behind these fantastic titles; hear from the authors about their research and storytelling processes; and take away some insights into how publishers select engaging and relevant nonfiction titles for teens.
Light It Up by Kekla Magoon
Told in a series of vignettes from multiple viewpoints, Kekla Magoon’s Light It Up is a powerful, layered story about injustice and strength—as well as an incredible follow-up to the highly acclaimed novel How It Went Down.
A girl walks home from school. She’s tall for her age. She’s wearing her winter coat. Her headphones are in. She’s hurrying.
She never makes it home.
In the aftermath, while law enforcement tries to justify the response, one fact remains: a police officer has shot and killed an unarmed thirteen-year-old girl. The community is thrown into upheaval, leading to unrest, a growing movement to protest the senseless taking of black lives, and the arrival of white supremacist counter demonstrators.DOWNLOAD THE TEACHER’S GUIDE HERE →
We’re coming to a city near you! Check our events page for updates on author signings, conferences programs and panels, ARC giveaways, and more.
American Library Association Midwinter Meeting
San Antonio, Texas
Public Library Association Conference
North Texas Teen Book Festival
Texas Library Association Conference
Listen here for this exciting Q and A with four of the five authors nominated for YALSA’s 2020 William C. Morris Debut Award, an honor presented annually to first-time authors writing for teens. Featuring conversations with Ben Philippe (The Field Guide to the North American Teenager), David Yoon (Frankly in Love), Katy Rose Pool (There Will Come a Darkness), and Nafiza Azad (The Candle and the Flame), this free, hour-long webinar will be moderated by Booklist Books for Youth editor—and Morris Award Committee consultant—Sarah Hunter. For more information about the Morris Award, visit http://www.ala.org/yalsa/morris-award.