- If it’s September, it’s time for the Brooklyn Book Festival! The Festival runs from September 16th-September 23rd, with the Children’s and YA day on Saturday, September 21st, and the flagship day on Sunday, September 22nd. Click on the link to see all of the both up-and-coming and world-famous authors that will be in attendance!
- Diversity is much more than a buzzword. It is a powerful way many of us structure our schools, lives, and reading lists, and now it is a new book search engine!
- In case you missed it when it originally aired last year, now you can stream PBS’s “The Great American Read”!
- How about some free posters celebrating Women Role Models in Science, Technology, and Math? They are available in 7 languages other than English!
- Need data sets to let your students loose on? Try SCB, UNSD, FiveThirtyEight, ProPublica, Socrata, BigQuery, Quandl, data.world, data.gov, World Bank, GapMinder, Knoema, OEC, index mundi, and Pew Research. Here are some tips and lessons to make your students more data literate!
- The Fifty Greatest Coming-of-Age novels (according to Literary Hub)...
- The 1619 Project from the New York Times came out this summer to much praise and acclaim, and some criticism. Here it is on PBS NewsHour, and here is the collection of poems the Times commissioned to accompany the project.
- Summer is not the only time to dive into reading! Try these tips that might help you be a more active and committed reader all year long!
- Need strategies to help you pronounce the names of your new students?
- September is #LibraryCardSignUpMonth! Put your own oxygen masks on first and make sure your own cards (BPL & NYPL) are active, and then make sure your students have active library cards as well!
- Every year the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) curates and put out a list of the Best Websites for Teaching & Learning. Here is the list for 2019!
- If your students are in grades 9-12, please let them know about the National Poetry Month Poster Contest! The winning student will receive $500, a $500 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials, art supplies from Sakura Color Products of America, and signed copies of books by this year's judges, renowned graphic memoirist and comic book artist Alison Bechdel and former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. The student will also be featured in American Poets magazine. Submissions will be accepted online between September 1 and October 25th, 2019.
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