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Looking Back: Black History Month

By: Harlee Rozell | February 02, 2021 |

Black History Month is a time to celebrate and learn about the contributions of Black Americans to our nation's history. Historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson, known as the "Father of Black History," worked his entire career to research and understand Black history. In doing so, he started the ASALH, created The Journal of African American History, and founded what we know today as Black History Month. Read more about the contributions of Dr. Woodson to the field of Black History and some of the books you and your readers can enjoy to commemorate Black History Month.

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Librarian of the Month: March 2020

By: Esther Goodell | March 12, 2020 |

JLG’s March Librarian of the Month honor goes to Hilliard Weaver Middle School and its dedicated staff of one, Christina Dorr. She has been a JLG member for many of her 30+ years as a school librarian. We had the chance to meet her at a local conference recently, and in our 5-minute interaction we knew we needed to share her story.

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BLOGtalk BOOKtalk - Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place

By: Jennifer Bennett | February 27, 2020 |

Jackson Bird’s book Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place is a welcome addition from a trans man to this literary history that is fresh, modern, thoroughly millennial, and relatable to younger readers. 

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Librarian of the Month: February 2020

By: Esther Goodell | February 21, 2020 |

JLG’s Librarian of the Month honor goes to Rippon Middle School and its dedicated team of Tamara Ingalls, librarian, Debra Gish, librarian, and Denisha Price, library assistant. Read their story!

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2020: A Clear Vision for a Bright Future Together

By: Sean Lockwood | January 30, 2020 |

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe this first month of 2020 is nearly behind us. As the SVP and General Manager of Junior Library Guild, I wanted to take a moment during these first weeks of the New Year to express my deepest gratitude to the JLG community and to share some of the highlights from 2019 that we will be building on even more this year!

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JLG Selections Take Home 63 ALA Awards & Honors

By: Katie Lynch | January 27, 2020 |

We are thrilled to announce that 63 of the 112 winners/honorees were JLG selections. We are so proud of our amazing authors and illustrators, as well as our talented editorial team and their history of picking winners.

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Congrats to the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Awards finalists!

By: Katie Lynch | December 23, 2019 |

JLG is proud to announce that 4 out of the 5 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Awards finalists are JLG selections. The Nonfiction genre is revolutionizing thanks to the talent and commitment of these authors, and our editors know outstanding work when they see it!

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