The Classroom Bookshelf
October 7, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
A thought-provoking read full of social commentary.
March 4, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
What better genre than sports to shine a light on the everyday elements of American life that have perpetuated injustice? These are the stories where the truth shines the brightest.
October 28, 2020 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Winter is coming. Librarian Christine Lively talks about how RevolTeens can use this time to nourish their souls and keep doing the work of social justice.
June 24, 2020 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Librarian Christine Lively highlights how teens are navigating Black Lives Matter protests and are working to help make change happen.
February 12, 2019 by Amanda MacGregor
This empowering and inspiring book did the impossible: it made me nostalgic for my own teen years as a young feminist.
May 8, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Luke and Toby have always had each other’s backs. But then one choice—or maybe it is a series of choices—sets them down an irrevocable path. We’ll Fly Away weaves together Luke and Toby’s senior year of high school with letters Luke writes to Toby later—from death row. This thought-provoking novel is an exploration of friendship, […]
December 6, 2017 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Today, author Danielle Ellison joins us as part of our Social Justice in YALit Discussion. You can find all of the #SJYALit Posts here. As much as I want to write this guest post, I also don’t want to. It’s a familiar feeling, for me, of why I was nervous to write my newest book […]
November 7, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut. Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in […]
100 Scope Notes
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Good Comics for Kids
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