13+ Answers to 13 Reasons Why – Literacy & NCTE and CSE

By |2017-05-18T09:33:52-04:00May 18th, 2017|Articles, Blog Posts, teens|

13 Reasons Why came out in 2007 and remains popular with teens to this date. In a world of “flavour of the month” cultural infatuations, the book’s continued popularity says a lot about the sensitive chord it touches in readers and the way in which it reflects the particular concerns and realities of young adults.

We Do Indeed Need Diverse Books: Celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day all year long!

By |2019-05-28T09:15:02-04:00January 23rd, 2017|Blog Posts, Books, teens|

There has been a concerted effort in the past few years to encourage and support the writing and acquisition of diverse books due, in no small part, to the activism of We Need Diverse Books. I put together a few resources that you might find interesting. · www.weneeddiversebooks.org their website offers great resources, my favourite

Writability: Diverse Books Resource List 2016

By |2016-12-09T11:30:29-05:00December 6th, 2016|Blog Posts, teens|

  I came across an early Christmas gift from writability for those of us on the lookout for resources on diverse YA books. In a recent blog post, writability offered a comprehensive list of links to lists of diverse books organized by themes. Enjoy and share if you also have favourites. http://avajae.blogspot.ca/2016/12/diverse-books-resource-list-2016.html   Suzanne Nesbitt

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

By |2016-09-23T14:15:53-04:00September 7th, 2016|Blog Posts, Books, Cool Tools, School Libraries, teens|

What could be as powerful as the Force? The power of reading, of course! And the two will come together this October. (www.starwars.com) http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-reads-2016 Check out the link to find more information on Star Wars Reads Day next month. You'll also find videos, games, apps and communities.  All Star Wars related of course!

Digital Storytelling Project for High School Students

By |2017-02-23T11:21:39-05:00September 6th, 2016|Blog Posts, Cool Tools, School Libraries, teens|

https://theuniverseismadeoftinystoriesblog.wordpress.com/   This might be something to share with your high school librarians so that they can share it with their English teachers.  It began with European teachers of English, but they are looking for North American high school students to participate to make it more global. Quotes from the website: When "The project will

Holy atomic pile, Batman! Here’s a great way to start 2016-2017 in high school libraries!

By |2016-11-07T10:57:32-05:00June 22nd, 2016|Blog Posts, Cool Tools, School Libraries, teens|

If you are looking for a way to blast into the new school year, do I have a suggestion for you, … The third edition of BATMAN DAY returns on September 17, 2016. A little fun and silliness will be certain to brighten up the students’ return. DC Comics has a free, official BATMAN DAY

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