Tag: diversity


December 14, 2017

Webcast Recap: Celebrating the Best Books of 2017

Written By Deborah B. Ford

On today's webcast Kiera Parrott, Shelley Diaz and I talked about some of the best books of 2017. From orphans to elephants and fantasy to nonfiction, it was a great year for readers K-12. Narrowing the best of the best to a baker's dozen was a herculean task. How could we possibly choose?

Tags: , , , , , , , , , .

Continue Reading


August 31, 2017

Webcast Recap: Cardinals, War, and an Accordian: Fall Titles for Elementary Readers

Written By Deborah B. Ford

On today's webcast Betty Ann and I talked about the some of the fall forthcoming books for elementary readers. From two cardinals to war and an accordion, you'll find the new releases to be worth the wait.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Continue Reading


February 23, 2017

Webcast Recap: The Buzz about New Teen Books

Written By Deborah B. Ford

In our webcast today, Kayleigh and talked about some of our favorite upcoming books for teens. From angry bananas to stories of teens behind bars and witchcraft, these new books for grades 6-12 are sure to circulate!

Tags: , , , , , , , .

Continue Reading


February 09, 2017

Webcast Recap: 4 Ways to Strengthen Diversity in Your Library Program

Written By Deborah B. Ford

In our webcast today, I shared four ways to strengthen diversity in your library program. As I said, every effort you make towards inclusion and diversity matters to someone. By being aware, keeping up with the literature, shaking up your programming and bringing in outside resources, the impact you can make is so valuable.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , .

Continue Reading


October 17, 2016

Webcast Recap: Falling for New Teen Books 2016

Written By Deborah B. Ford

On today's webcast Leslie Bermel and I talked about the some of the fall forthcoming books for teen readers. From three magical children and their holy dog to a laugh out loud retelling of the story of Jane Grey, you'll find the new releases to be worth the wait.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , .

Continue Reading


August 18, 2016

Webcast Recap: A Hat, a Pig and Panda Pants August 2016: From the JLG Webinar Series

Written By Deborah B. Ford

On today's webcast Leslie Bermel and I talked about the some of the fall forthcoming books for elementary readers. From two turtles that discover a hat in the desert to a much-anticipated biography of E.B. White, you’ll find the new releases to be worth the wait. With the addition of new categories, Character Building Elementary, Fantasy/Science Fiction Elementary and Multicultural Elementary, you'll have even more wonderful books for your young readers. And remember to add some Plus categories to get even more books in the fall—just when you need them most!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , .

Continue Reading


August 17, 2016

Recap: Dallas ISD Librarian Summit

Written By Deborah B. Ford

If you didn't get to attend the Dallas ISD Librarian Summit last Friday, I'm sorry you missed it. More than 200 librarians got a good dose of inspiration, affirmation, and information. Lester L. Laminack kicked us off with a hilarious and insightful chat.

Tags: , , , , .

Continue Reading


March 17, 2016

PPP Irving ISD: Ensuring Diversity in Your School Library Program

Written By Deborah B. Ford

What is diversity? Is it race, gender, ethnicity, ability, or culture? Is it all of the above and more? If we work with diverse students and patrons, shouldn't our teaching strategies, programs, and literature collection be a reflection of our community and beyond? Librarians are faced with the challenge of linking these students and arming them with tools for life beyond academia.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , .

Continue Reading


February 12, 2016

PPP: Ensuring Diversity in Your Library–Elementary Style

Written By Deborah B. Ford

What is diversity? Is it race, gender, ethnicity, ability, or culture? Is it all of the above and more? If we work with diverse students and patrons, shouldn't our teaching strategies, programs, and literature collection be a reflection of our community and beyond? Librarians are faced with the challenge of linking these students and arming them with tools for life beyond academia. By ensuring that they have a welcoming place, devoted to the way they learn, with resources and tools that accommodate their needs and those they will meet, teachers and librarians can build a positive environment that will affect their literacy development. Here are some forthcoming elementary titles to fill that gap.

Tags: , , , , , , , , .

Continue Reading


ISBN
Series
Awards & Honors
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Topics