About Suzanne Nesbitt

Suzanne Nesbitt is a teacher and librarian. She worked in rural and inner-city school libraries both at the elementary and secondary levels for several years in Quebec City and Montreal. She has worked as an Educational Consultant for the Lester B. Pearson School Board for more than 10 years. Her dossiers include Libraries, Cultural Programs and the 4 Arts.

Kaléidoscope: Kid Lit Directory with equality in mind!

Finding books that promote equality and inclusion can often be a daunting task, the Centre Filles of the Québec City YWCA has created a tool to help you out. They have just launched an online directory, Kaléidoscope, featuring titles “en français” for kids from 0 to 12 years old that [...]

Literacious: Everyday Advocacy – Week of Tuesday, March 1

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By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts, School Libraries|Tags: , |0 Comments

Board Games in the Library – Teen Services Underground

One of our high school librarians recently told me that she loved offering game boards to the teens in her library because they created an opportunity for one-to-one interaction, thanks to the technological disconnect. So, as we look at varying the services and activities offered in high school libraries, there [...]

H.O.R.S.E. and Diversity by Mike Hays

This seemed like a particularly appropriate reblog as we are celebrating Black History Month. The author, Mike Hays, stresses the positive side of being different and the need to respond to these differences with empathy. As such, the blog encourages us to embrace cultural differences, to take a new look at [...]

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Book Review Linky! – Jump Into A Book

Multicultural Children's Book Day Book Review Linky! This link will take you to a number of great reviews and suggestions to shore up any multicultural collection. Jump into a Book is a great resource for all things multicultural and it also delves into environmental issues. The sight can be a [...]

By | February 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts, Books, Cool Tools|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Colour Our Collections Week

Did you know that Feb 1 to 5 was Color Our Collections Week? The colouring craze is all around us, as a trip to your local bookstore will prove. Coloured illustrations are being shared on social media using the hashtag, #ColorOurCollections. Colouring Station created by Luminita Susan, school librarian at Lasalle [...]

An Open Letter to Those Who Give Kids Banned Books

As we get ready to celebrate Freedom to Read Week (February 21 to 27), I thought this post about the importance and impact of books on kids was right on point. “Difficult” books are a safe way for many teens to live through trying experiences and gain some perspective. This [...]

Freedom to Read Week

Freedom to Read Week (FRW) will be held from February 21 to 27. If this is news to you, FRW is Canada’s answer to Banned Books Week. You can order a kit to support this event. Free Web banners, and clip art, in English and in French, can be downloaded [...]

Top Ten Ways to Match Books to Readers by Dana Johansen and Maureen Mooney Corbo | Nerdy Book Club

From: Helping students choose the perfect book for their needs is a thing school librarians do on a daily basis. Some of the suggestions found in this latest post from Nerdy Book Club will be familiar, but some of them have a new twist and might just ring a [...]