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Reviews Roundup: Career Resources to Support All Students
Alex Casavant, Assistant Reviews Editor
The reviews team at SLC has compiled a list of wonderful titles (and one standout digital resource) which offer students detailed glimpses into the professional realms of digital photography, STEM, Broadway theater, and more! Read More
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Curriculum Connection
Highlighted Resources
Tom Bober, Elementary School
Lesson Plan: Reading and Reacting Collaboratively to Nonfiction Text
by Tom Bober
Middle & High School
Curriculum Connections for The Fountains of Silence
Highlights From the Current Issue of School Library Connection
Humanities Back in the Spotlight
by Amy Harpe
Notes from the Editors
Carl A. Harvey II, Organization & Management
There's No Place like the School Library
Leslie B. Preddy, Instructional Leadership
Oh, the Humanities!
Rebecca J. Morris, Perspectives & Partners
What Your State Humanities Council Can Do for You
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Encounter
This is an imaginative work based on the 1534 diary of French explorer Jacques Cartier. The double-page illustrations are created with watercolors, pen and ink, and gouache, as well as through digital means, and reflect the flora and fauna of the Gaspé Peninsula. Canadian author Luby, a professor of Indigenous history, is of Anishinaabe descent, and the illustrator, Goade, is an award winning Tlingit-Haida artist from Alaska. While the youngest reader won't be familiar with this early history, the message presented is easily understood and needs to be shared. Read More
Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir
Like all Nikki Grimes's award-winning work for children, this title is written in highly readable verse and delivers a relatable message characterized by pathos and resilience. Grimes describes her tumultuous childhood from infancy to high school years with her alcoholic, schizophrenic mother, her gambling-addicted musician father, and her protective older sister, Carol Read More
Note from the Editor
Nonfiction can be a wonderful source for recreational reading and we sometimes forget that. We do tend to think of nonfiction as valuable for cross-curricular instruction and test preparation and it is. But even there, we can be more creative and imaginative when it comes to introducing expository elements in nonfiction or informational books. Read More
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Must-Have Book
School Libraries in a Time of Change: How to Survive and Thrive
by Kathleen W. Craver