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Webcast Recap: Women Who Rock: Celebrating the Past and Present

Written by Deborah B. Ford

March 09, 2017

Alice PaulAstronomer. Pinkerton detective. Automobile driver. Computer programmer. Women continue to rock our world through their talents, leadership, and wisdom. In our webcast today, I talked about some of our favorite upcoming books by and about women.  From hot new biographies to strong female characters, writers, and illustrators, these quick booktalks will lengthen your shopping cart list. We also talked about resources and strategies for using these books with your K-12 audience.

For example, use the Library of Congress website to access primary sources. Share an historic photograph and ask your audience to describe what they think they see. What can they tell from observing the photograph? Then give them more information and let them match what they guessed with the source facts. Pair nonfiction with informational text from the free primary sources at the Library of Congress. For additional resources, see below.

In addition to celebrating women’s history during March, be sure to spread a little female love throughout the year.

Search Pinterest for ideas about women’s history month activities and celebrations

Search Google images for displays and primary source material

Use your databases to supplement your biographies

Teach your teachers (or create a screencast) of how to do an advanced search to find your required text

Use free online informational texts such as Newsela or Tween Tribune for supplemental resources that allow you to differentiate reading level and/or language

In addition to providing you with great book selections, Junior Library Guild continues to build resources to help you use these titles. Webcast titles are being added Booktalk to Go LiveBinder for Spring 2017.  This binder is full of resources for teaching and sharing these wonderful selections. Thanks to our marketing team, BTG LiveBinder Tabs with links are now added to the book detail page. This is a direct link to the resources in the binder. JLG BTG titles are also added to our Pinterest board and tweeted out by following Deborah B. Ford. Look for book trailers and archived webcasts on our JLG YouTube Playlists and on our website at More JLG Services/Video Resources.

This webcast will be archived and posted on the JLG website at a later date. Your certificate of attendance can be printed after watching the archived video for at least ten minutes.

Join us for our next national webcast on March 21 at 3:00PM EDT for Getting to Know Spring’s Hottest Debut K-12 Authors and Illustrators. Our guest host will be Carl A. Harvey II, Instructor of School Librarianship at Longwood University. We will talk about the hottest new names you’ll want to remember and the books you’ll want to explore in the coming months. This is a must-see to stay “in the know!”

If you have ideas about the content of our new 30 Minute PD Webcasts, please contact Deborah B. Ford (dford@juniorlibraryguild.com).

The following is a list of today’s featured books in order of appearance:

STANLEY, Diane. Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science. illus. by Jessie Hartland. 40p. Paula Wiseman. 2016. ISBN 9781481452496. JLG Category: BE+ Biography Elementary Plus (Grades 2-6).

MACY, Sue. Trudy’s Big Swim: How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the World by Storm. illus. by Matt Collins. 32p. Holiday House. 2017. ISBN 9780823436651. JLG Category : SE+ Sports Elementary Plus (Grades 2-6).

MOSS, Marissa. Kate Warne: Pinkerton Detective. illus. by April Chu. 44p. Creston Books. 2017. ISBN 9781939547330. JLG Category: ME Mystery/Adventure Elementary (Grades 2-6).

MACY, Sue. Motor Girls: How Women Took the Wheel and Drove Boldly Into the Twentieth Century. 96p. National Geographic. 2017. ISBN 9781426326981. JLG Category: NM+ Nonfiction Middle (Grade 5-8).

KOPS, Deborah. Alice Paul and the Fight for Women’s Rights: From the Vote to the Equal Rights Amendment. 216p. Calkins Creek. 2017. ISBN 9781629793238. JLG Category: BIM Biography Middle (Grades 5-8).

JENSEN, Kelly. Here We Are. illus. by author. 240p. Algonquin. 2017. ISBN 9781616205867. JLG Category: PBH Paperbacks High (Grades 10 & Up).

GONZALES, Andrea and Sophie Houser. Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done. 272p. Harper. 2017. ISBN 9780062472502. JLG Category: NH+ Nonfiction High Plus (Grades 9 & Up).

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Today’s Host

Deb newDeborah B. Ford
Director of Library Outreach
Junior Library Guild

Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K-12 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. Deborah is the author of JLG’s Booktalks to Go and Everyday Librarian @ School Library Journal. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at LiveBinders.com. Contact her at dford@juniorlibraryguild.com . Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.

Contact Sales: sales@juniorlibraryguild.com for information about Junior Library Guild and how you can receive these amazing books to support your program.

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Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K–12 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. Deborah is the author of JLG's Booktalks to Go @ SLJ. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at LiveBinders.com. Contact her at dford@juniorlibraryguild.com. Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.

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