Teachers and librarians, we appreciate everything you do and want to help you gear up for the school year! Five sweeps winners will receive a collection of books perfect for kicking off the 2023-2024 school year plus a $100 gift card to Staples and a $15 giftcard to Starbucks to restock and recharge. Find a full list of Social Emotional Learning books perfect for reading and sharing during this time of change below.DISCOVER BOOKS PERFECT FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL →
We’re so excited to see our librarian friends on June 22-27 in Chicago!
What’s inside our ALA Resource Center:
- Make the most of your ALA experience + meet your favorite authors & illustrators!
Check our ALA schedule for a full list of in-person author programs and book signings.
- We’ve collected our digital resources for you in this handy resource center!
Download our digital catalogs, request digital preview copies, and fill out our checklist survey for your chance to win a collection of free books for your library!
- Not attending ALA?
You can still download digital resources, request preview copies, and more!
We are proud to share our 2023 ALA Award winners, honorees, and finalists from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, announced at the 2023 Youth Media Awards!
In 1979 President Jimmy Carter created Black Music Appreciation Month. June is set aside to appreciate the contributions of African-American musicians, composers, singers, and songwriters in American culture. Celebrate Black Music Appreciation Month with us by checking out these amazing titles filled with outstanding artists!Learn more about these books →
President George W. Bush proclaimed June as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, making it a national holiday in 2006. However, this holiday was founded by Dr. Claire Nelson and celebrated by the Institute of Caribbean Studies in 2000. Find a list of books about celebrating the history, contributions, and culture of Caribbean-American people below!Learn more about these books →
Read below to find our staff picks for June 2023 and learn more about these must-reads!Learn more about these staff picks →
While summer break is fast approaching (or, for some, already here!), we created a list of exciting new and coming soon books perfect for pleasure reading. Browse below by publication date to find out when you can snag these books for your preteens and teens!Discover THIS SUMMER SELECTION OF books →
On June 19, 1865 in Galveston, TX, enslaved African Americans 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 were 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 their enslaved 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?”