Through an enjoyable storytime experience, Drag Queen Story Hour addresses gender diversity and difference while teaching tolerance and building empathy.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Teachers Eric Garner and Melissa Falkowski | SLJ Summit 2018
Garner and Falkowski, who teach broadcasting and journalism, respectively, spoke about their experience and the new book they have co-edited, We Say #NeverAgain: Reporting by Parkland Student Journalists.
Claudia Eliaza and Dan Zanes | SLJ Summit 2018
Vocalist/music therapist Claudia Eliaza and Grammy-Award winning children's music artist Dan Zanes discuss their sensory-friendly folk opera. The husband and wife also sang songs.
Holiday Hacks | Make a Folded Magazine Christmas Tree
"Library Hacks" columnist Katie Darty demonstrates how to fashion a crafty tree from a magazine and glue in this one-minute video.
Behind the Read Woke Movement
What is Read Woke? School librarian Cicely Lewis and students at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, GA, explore the idea that led to a reading revolution at their school—and internationally.
Craft Hacks: Layered Slime Jars
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about creating layered slime jars from Karissa Fast, children's and teen librarian at Fort Erie Public Library in Ontario, Canada.
Superintendents Panel: On Leadership & Partnership | SLJ Summit 2018
School superintendents Michael Prayor, Toni Pace, Sean Doherty, and Dave Schuler discuss types of "good trouble" librarians can engage in with leadership. Moderator: Joyce Valenza.
Ali Schilpp, 2018 School Librarian of the Year | SLJ Summit 2018
SLJ’s 2018 School Librarian of the Year discusses how to collaborate and innovate in any school environment.
Angie Thomas Keynote | SLJ Day of Dialog 2018
The author of The Hate U Give delivered a keynote at SLJ's annual event. Her next novel, On the Come Up, will be published by Balzer + Bray in 2019.
John Green Keynote | SLJ Summit 2017
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).
Congressman John Lewis at the SLJ Summit.
Books & Reviews
Read Woke Panel | SLJ Summit 2018
Authors Renée Watson, Cicely Lewis, Ellen Hagan, Ibi Zoboi, and moderator Daryl Grabarek discuss representation in their work and YA literature.
Banned Books Week 2018, UK Teen Edition
Students at Glenthorne High School in Sutton, UK, booktalk their favorite challenged titles
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.
Funny Girls: Betsy Bird and Erica Perl
Librarian and blogger Betsy Bird chats with author Erica Perl about her new book All Three Stooges (Knopf).
Marie Lu Talks Video Games, Sci-Fi, and #OwnVoices
The New York Times best-selling author of Legend shares her favorite sci-fi reads and talks about her latest, Warcross. For more great videos, visit http://tv.slj.com
Five Questions for Daniel Jose Older
SLJ reviews manager Shelley Diaz interviews Daniel Jose Older.
From the Community
#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women
This anthology by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale was named a finalist for the 2018 YALSA Nonfiction Award.
Sharp Words for Accelerated Reader
Teacher Colby Sharp is not a fan of AR. His impassioned rant.
The trailer of a full-length animated film based on Deborah Ellis’s novel The Breadwinner.
Kristina Holzweiss’s Back-to-School Plans
Starting in a new position at Syosset (NY) High School, SLJ’s 2015 School Librarian of the Year is focusing on assistive technology and equity.
Get Started with Google Custom Search
Keep young researchers focused on worthy sites using a Google Custom Search. A tutorial by Joyce Valenza.
A brief tutorial using Chibitronics by school librarian Colleen Graves from her book with Aaron Graves, The Big Book of Makerspace Projects.
Breakout from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
A Breakout EDU Challenge based on the book Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein. Posted by Amy Williams