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Highlights From the Current Issue of School Library Connection
Nothing Beats a Good Yarn
by Ida Mae Craddock
Notes from the Editors
Carl A. Harvey II, Organization & Management
You Already Are a Storyteller
Leslie B. Preddy, Instructional Leadership
The Instructional Sandwich
Rebecca J. Morris, Perspectives & Partners
The Elevator Story
All the Greys on Greene Street
This is an unflinching yet brilliantly written portrayal of a child trying to handle life when her parents fail. The unconventional lifestyle of Olympia's parents has done little to prepare her to cope with the situation that develops when one day her mother decides to not get out of bed. Read More
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
This first book from Mbalia does not disappoint! Mbalia guides readers into the world of African American folk heroes and West African gods through Tristan, a seventh grader who is drowning in self-deprecation, having failed to save his best friend, Eddie, from a bus accident. Read More
Note from the Editor
Kids who say they "don't like" this book or that genre may not have found the books or stories that speak to them. That's the wonderful thing about any genre of literature for young people, including fantasy—there's such a wide variety of books, trends, authors, styles, and topics to choose from. And, fantasy has some of the deepest roots of all. Read More
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Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide
by Sylvia M. Vardell