Posts Tagged ‘ YA Lit ’

Hey, Kiddo Author Talks About Tough Subjects

November 8, 2018
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Hey, Kiddo Author Talks About Tough Subjects

Bestselling author, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, wrote a piece recently for The Washington Post reflecting on the value of tough subjects in kids literature. CBLDF News Blog readers know that too often complex subject matters can lead to challenges and bans on great graphic novels and books that are well-reviewed, engaging to students, and educational, but…

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Putting Comics in Libraries, Classrooms, and Young Readers’ Hands

October 12, 2018
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Putting Comics in Libraries, Classrooms, and Young Readers’ Hands

There’s a passionate blog post, with a phenomenal list of resources attached to it, that details Why Graphic Novels Belong in All of Our Libraries. The author, Pernille Ripp, talks about the struggle that many parents, teachers, and librarians will find all too familiar – getting a bright, young person to see themselves as a…

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Yes, Comic Books are “Real Reading”

August 22, 2018
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Yes, Comic Books are “Real Reading”

Lucas Maxwell posted a great (and friendly) reminder the other day, that even though comics are enjoying mainstream popularity on television and at the local multiplex, many parents and teachers still think reading graphic novels don’t really count as reading. They aren’t real books. As though Watchmen is easily equated with The Very Hungry Caterpillar…

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Celebrate Children’s Book Week!

May 1, 2018
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Celebrate Children’s Book Week!

This week, April 30 – May 6th, is the annual celebration of children’s literacy, Children’s Book Week. A massive celebration each year that has events at libraries, bookstores, schools, and comic shops around the country! If you want to participate at home check out their website and download the beautiful reading poster designed by award-winning…

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District Policy Ignored in YA Book Ban

January 26, 2018
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District Policy Ignored in YA Book Ban

The principal at Fort King Middle School in Ocala, Florida may have pulled YA novel The Facts Speak for Themselves by Brock Cole from the library without following the official district book challenge policy. The initial report from Spectrum News 13, cites a 14 year old girl bringing the book home and alerting her parents…

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