Discover spectacular series all year long! Our new August 2020 – August 2021 School-Year Calendar celebrates one middle grade, chapter book, or graphic novel series each month. Introduce your young readers to their new favorite series!Download the calendar + enter to win a physical copy →
On June 19, 1865 in Galveston, TX, African American slaves were finally informed of their freedom, despite the passing of the Emancipation Proclamation two years prior. Juneteenth is also referred to as “Freedom Day”, “Emancipation Day”, and “Juneteenth Independence Day.” The first celebrations of Juneteenth was about honoring former enslaved people. Today celebrations of Juneteenth consist of gathering with family, BBQs, parades, festivals, beauty contests, and other celebratory events to remember the lives of African American slave ancestors.
For those who would like to learn more, we recommend reading “Juneteenth: The Growth of an African-American Holiday” and “So You Want to Learn About Juneteenth?”
Tune in to The Juneteenth Book Festival, created by author L.L. McKinney and co-organized by Saraciea Fennell, and featuring authors Angie Thomas, Jason Reynolds, Nic Stone, Tiffany D. Jackson, Dhonielle Clayton, Alicia D. Williams, Mikki Kendall, Lamar Giles, Leah Johnson, Jay Coles, Kwame Mbalia, Justin A. Reynolds, Bethany C. Morrow, Ashley Woodfolk, Julian Winters, Tracey Deonn, Rebekah Weatherspoon, Kaylnn Bayron, Karama Horne, Karen Strong, Alyssa Cole, Eboni J. Dunbar, Patrice Caldwell, L.D. Lewis, Brent Lambert, Nivia Evans, Nichole Perkins, Farrah Rochon, Beverly Jenkins, Danny Lore, DaVaun Sanders, Roya Marsh, Zakiya Jamal, Claire Kann, and Candice Iloh.
Find a collection of LGBTIA+ books for readers of all ages here!Discover a rainbow of reads here →
We’re celebrating our Asian and Pacific Islander authors, illustrators, and creators this month (and every month)! Keep reading to discover new books and revisit your favorites!Find books to celebrate Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month here →
These books for kids and teens sensitively deal with tough topics and big emotions. Perfect for SEL units, these stories normalize mental health issues, promote the importance of self-care, and provide more resources for young readers who are struggling to process big emotions like anger, sadness, anxiety, and loss. Share these stories with young readers to let them know they are not alone.Find books for Mental Health Awareness month here →
Hear about Macmillan’s upcoming books for kids, teens, and adults! Marketing representatives from MacKids School & Library, Macmillan Library Marketing, and Tom Doherty Associates share upcoming books you shouldn’t miss!
Keep reading to learn more about the Macmillan Children’s books featured in our preview!Learn more about our preview titles here →
Celebrate World Water Day (March 22), Earth Day (April 22), and World Oceans Day (June 8) with these books! Keep reading to discover an entire collection of books that will inspire your young readers to become environmentally conscious.
Dita Kraus grew up in Prague in an intellectual, middle-class Jewish family. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, fourteen-year-old Dita was one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. There, she met Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch, who put Dita in charge of protecting eight precious volumes that prisoners managed to sneak past the guards. And so, Dita became known as the Librarian of Auschwitz.
Dita shares her remarkable life story in her breathtaking new memoir for teens and adults, A DELAYED LIFE. Dita’s incredible story was also fictionalized in the outstanding young adult novel, THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ.
Read an interview with Dita Kraus and find more books to share with young readers for Holocaust Remembrance Day here.
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 →