Resources to develop a school library print collection of diversity & multicultural reading choices, that offers popular topical books for every learner's need…
The New York Public Library: Best Books of 2023
The New York Public Library is proud to present our Best Books of 2023. Our annual recommendations for kids, teens, and adults, curated by our expert librarians, encompass fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, poetry, kids’ books in Spanish, and much more. Happy reading!
Best Gifts for YA Readers
Find gift ideas to delight every YA reader on your list, from the casual page-turner to the voracious book lover. - Brightly
The Tool for Representational Balance in Books
The Tool for Representational Balance in Books was created to provide a framework for closely reviewing the books that make up curricular units to better understand how people, groups, and topics are represented. We have adapted this tool for general use by anyone, including students, parents, teachers, and community members interested in understanding what representation looks like across materials given to students. | The Education Trust
BLACK BARBIES & THE PATRIARCHY: LESSONS FROM CORETTA SCOTT KING & WILLYE B. WHITE
Nobody really knows Coretta Scott King. CORETTA’S JOURNEY gives students an encounter with Coretta, an unwavering Black woman and a serious thinker, whose personal ambitions were civil rights and economic liberation for all Americans.
12 Books to Help Middle Graders With Bullying
Share these books with your middle grade students during National Bullying Prevention Month in October and all year long to show them examples of tweens dealing with and standing up to bullying.
Using Novels in Verse to Hook Your Students
Using novels in verse in your classroom either in place of or alongside traditional novels can be very effective. Here are some great ideas for using novels in verse in your classroom!
Worlds of Words Brings Global Literature to Educators and Youth
Open a book. Open a mind. Open the World! Worlds of Words builds bridges across global cultures through children’s and adolescent literature.
13 Dystopian Novels Your Students Will Love
Dystopian fiction is popular with our students - so it's perfect for book clubs or literature circles. Here's a list of books students love!
Understood.org Music for Neurodivergent Minds
The launch of Understood’s new Spotify playlists for neuro-divergent minds can help students shift gears and get in the right headspace. Focus is for people with ADHD, Energize lifts your mood when you’re feeling under-stimulated, Relax calms your senses when you’re feeling overwhelmed, and Sleep to help restless minds drift off to sleep.
Picture Books To Help Kids Understand Physical Disabilities and Differences
Let’s prioritize educating children on the unique diversity of disabled people with these books that show respectful and accurate representation.
Help Students Achieve in Social Studies with Special Library Collections - School Librarians know th
A student's increased content knowledge means higher achievement in that subject. School Librarians can give students a boost in Social Studies by creating special grade-level collections of fiction & nonfiction social studies topical books. Learn how you can do it. | No Sweat Library
The Best Mystery & Suspense Books for Teens | Young Adult Books
Murder, mystery, and nail-biting tension — teens will be enthralled by the suspense novels on this list! A perfect round-up for fans of Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, Cruel Summer, and The Vampire Diaries that'll keep readers turning the pages, eager to know what happens next.
Weeding Dewey Books: a 6-Step Plan for School Librarians
Are you intimidated by the thought of weeding your Dewey Decimal books? Know that a substantially decreased collection dramatically increases the circulation of what is left. Here's a 6-step plan that will override your apprehension. | No Sweat Library