As the pandemic continues to pose new challenges, libraries are finding ways to better meet the needs of their communities.
Klaus Vedfelt/DigitalVision via GettyImages
A scholar of literature for children and young adults shares her insights on how to better connect children with literature and libraries with their communities.
Beverly Cleary’s beloved characters, including Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins, have enthralled readers for decades.
AP Photo/Anthony McCartney
Beverly Cleary once said that her fans love Ramona ‘because she does not learn to be a better girl.’
The arts, literature and culture provide models for hope and resilience in times of crisis.
The radical hope we find in the arts, culture and literature is often a reflection of the times. Drawing from the past there are many examples of how dreams can become a form of resilience.
Books are a good starting place to make schools more inviting places for queer students.
Including queer texts in the English curriculum has the potential to affect real social change, including in understanding and confronting inequalities.
A student performs at the 2013 Louder Than a Bomb slam poetry competition in Boston, Massachusetts.
John Tammaro / flickr
Poetry has been a part of teaching and learning for hundreds of years. But how has poetry education changed? And how are young voices using poetry to express themselves today?
'Watercolor' via www.shutterstock.com
The young adult novel “Eleanor & Park” is a frequent target for book challengers. But swears and sex aside, there’s something deeply subversive – and important – about this controversial book.
Young adult literature is booming – and the secret is in the communities of young book lovers forming online.
Experts once thought that young adult literature was doomed. Now it’s got some of the fastest-growing sales in publishing. What changed? Social media might be the key.
Since 1982, over 11,000 books have been challenged by individuals seeking to have them banned from schools or libraries.
'Book' via www.shutterstock.com
When only six people showed up for a panel designed to raise awareness of banned books, the pot needed to be stirred a bit.
Emoji wave scene.
Can emojis be used to tell stories, and if so what kinds of stories can we use them to tell? The National Young Writer’s Festival, which opens today, aims to find out.
Can learning to write about sex help young people navigate their love lives?
Sex is part of young people’s lives. So how do we teach young authors to navigate tricky narrative waters when they write about it?
YA fiction. It’s a thing. Get over it.
josefnovak33 Little Readers
This is not the first response to writer and radio presenter Helen Razer’s recent piece on young adult (YA) fiction in the Daily Review, the latest in a trend to either shame adult readers who enjoy the…