Here at JLG, we continue to be impressed by the amazing work of our female writers and illustrators. We believe in the importance of providing young readers with books that genuinely resonate with them, and in which they can see themselves and their experiences reflected.
Unfortunately, school budgets around the country are being cut. And that means that librarians are being let go, and funding for school libraries is being slashed in many school district. But, as she Elissa Malespina discusses in her interview with UpFront, it is possible to push back against these kinds of cuts.
We recently had the chance to chat with Christina Dorr about her suggestions for helping students stay engaged with reading during the summer. Check out her tips below and download the infographic here: 10 Tips For Promoting Your Summer Reading Program.
With the end of the school year quickly approaching, are you looking for ways to keep your readers’ minds stimulated? Marcie Atkins, a teacher librarian at Belvedere Elementary in Falls Church, VA, has an excellent suggestion, as she explains in a recent article for the SchoolLibrary Journal.
How to Help Young Readers Enjoy Nonfiction This Summer
By: | May 22, 2018 |
As award-winning nonfiction children’s author Melissa Stewart discusses in her recent article for the School Library Journal and her webcast with JLG’s Kayleigh Hanlin, some young readers associate nonfiction reading with the research they do for school projects, which they often find boring.
But the good news is, there are effective ways to help your struggling readers learn to enjoy nonfiction titles.
What would you say to your middle school librarian if you met now? Well, JLG Marketing Manager Joel Franklin had that opportunity recently, without first realizing it!
JLG Director of Marketing, Dawn Driscoll, met Deb Logan by chance in Denver after the ALA Midwinter Conference. Dawn soon learned that Deb works close to JLG’s headquarters in Plain City, OH. Even more amazing . . . Joel’s son was in one of Deb’s classes!