Author John Green opened School Library Journal‘s 2017 Leadership Summit in Nashville, TN, with an emotional keynote on October 7, just prior to the release of his novel Turtles All the Way Down (Penguin Random House).
A distinguished panel of award-winning artists discuss visual literacy and making meaning through art at the 2017 SLJ Summit in Nashville, TN:
Cece Bell, author/illustrator of El Deafo; Javaka Steptoe, author/illustrator of the 2017 Caldecott Medal winner: Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat; Gareth Hinds, illustrator of The Odyssey and Poe: Stories and Poems.
Teens Tackle Race, Aided by a Graphic Novel
Move over, John Green. This group of teens from Jesuit High School in Portland, OR, stole the show at SLJ’s Summit in Nashville, TN.
Insight at the SLJ Summit from Amy Goodloe, Principal, Rocky Run Middle School (VA) and Kelli Van Velkinburgh, District Instructional Technology Coach, Colton (CA) USD. Moderated by Priscille Dando, Coordinator, Library Information Services, Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools.
Congressman John Lewis at the SLJ Summit.
Books & Reviews
SLJ Best Books 2017 Reveal
School Library Journal editors reveal the best of everything in 2017, from books for kids, tweens, teens, and young adults to adult books for teens, graphic novels, audiobooks, DVDs, apps, and music.
The Decisive Moment
Betsy Bird and Lori Prince watching the livestream of the announcement of the American Library Association's 2015 Youth Media Awards.
Budding entomologists and gardening enthusiasts alike will discover fascinating facts and how-to project inspiration in DK’s The Bee Book.
What Book Are You Wearing? Gift Suggestions for Your Favorite Book Nerd
Not sure what to get for the Book Nerd in your life? SLJ and LJ editors share their go-to shops for all things bookish.