I’m a middle school librarian and try very hard to work with the faculty. This year I feel challenged, because students from one language arts class tell me that they are allowed to read only nonfiction. I approached the teacher, and he told me that it was because of the Common Core State Standards.
Parent Melissa DeFilippi volunteered to assist the librarian at her elementary school only to find out there was no librarian. So the adjunct professor and corporate trainer took action.Massachusetts Parents Fight For School Librarians—And Win | School Library Journal
Check out former SLJ editor and debut YA novelist @ChelseyPhilpot’s cover reveal of EVEN IN PARADISE. (via Cover Reveal: EVEN IN PARADISE by Chelsey Philpot | Blog | Epic Reads)
Way to go, Chelsey!
George W. Bush said it was his favorite book. And, no, I wasn’t in the “it must be the only book he can read hyuck hyuck” camp or even part of the camp that pointed out the book was published when he was already an adult. To me, his choice simply illustrated that this book is a safe choice for everyone from politicians to people buying christening presents!One Star Review Guess Who (#17) — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes
“We don’t want Disney over library services.” -If Net Neutrality Disappears, How Will Services to Kids be Impacted? - The Digital Shift (via kishizuka)
Lynne Bradley, director of the American Library Association’s Office of Government Relations, on the potential loss of an open Internet.