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Women Who Run the World

Here are some great titles about women who have impacted history!

Awesome Women Who Changed History: Paper Dolls  illustrated by  Carol Del Angel

Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle

Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World by Laura Barcella

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

More Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines for Ada Lovelace to Misty Copeland by Michelle Roehm McCann

Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary  Black Souls by Tonya Bolden

Rad American Women A-Z by  Kate Schatz

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton

This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer by Joan Holub

Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, & Rebels by Linda Skeers


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Coalitions Find the Keys to Safer Teen Driving

States with a Teen Safe Driving Coalition have lowered the number of car crashes involving teen drivers by 34 percent.

The Short of It Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens and half of all teens will be involved in a car crash before graduating high school, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). But states with a Teen Safe Driving Coalition have lowered the number of car crashes involving young drivers by 34 percent. The Lowdown Established by the NSC and The Allstate Foundation, Teen Safe Driving Coalitions have worked at the grassroots level to educate parents and kids about the risks of teen driving and offer solutions for parents to help teens be safer. Comprised of state and local government, law enforcement, public health agencies, traffic safety and injury prevention organizations, academia, businesses, teens, parents and crash survivors, the coalitions exist in California, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. …

What Teen Shouldn't Do Online if They Want a Job or College Admission

What teens post today can really affect their prospects tomorrow. Coach your kid to stay smart online and avoid jeopardizing coveted opportunities.

Ninety-two percent of teens report going online daily. Thirty-one percent of college admissions officers said they visited an applicant's social networking page to learn more about them, and 93 percent of potential employers view candidates' social profiles before making a hiring decision. More than half of job recruiters have reconsidered a candidate after viewing their social pages, and 30 percent of college admission officers admitted they saw something negative that impacted the student's application. Clearly, what teens post online matters—a lot. Social media posts about illegal drug or alcohol use, guns, and sexual topics, and posts containing improper spelling, bad grammar and profanity have been shown to have the most negative impact. "As parents, we grew up in a different world. But now, kids' life experiences…

How to Help Your Child Deal with Fears About School Violence

Virtually every child in the country has heard--or seen--stories about students like themselves being gunned down, the school shooting in Parkland, FL being the most recent. How do you talk to your kids after something like this happens? How do you address their fears and keep them feeling safe in their home and in their schools? Dr. Alvin Poussaint and the American School Counselor Association have some advice.

This last week, the Parkland shooting has dominated traditional and social media coverage. You're probably wondering how it's affecting your children, and what you can do to help them process it all. Dr. Alvin Poussaint, psychiatrist, professor and Harvard faculty member, answered these questions for us after Columbine, and they still ring true today. How do children experience the media's coverage of these events?How children respond to memories--or news stories--of schoolyard murders will depend on their age, temperament and experience. Some children may be openly…

We have the winners for the Newbery and Printz Awards and more!

Here they are...

The John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Three Newbery Honor books also were named:

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut  by Derrick Barnes
Long Way Down  by Jason Reynolds
Piecing Me Together  by Renee Watson

The Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults is
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour.

Four Printz Honor Books also were named:

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
Long Way Down  by Jason Reynolds
Strange the Dreamer  by Laini Taylor
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman

The winner of the Coretta Scott King Award recognizing African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults is:

Piecing Me Together  by Renee Watson

Three King Honor books also were named:

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut  by Derrick Barnes
Long Way Down  by Jason Reynolds
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

 The King Illustrator Award winner is

Check out the finalists for the 2018 Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards!


DISASTER DIARIES: Spiders! by R. McGeddon

FINDING MIGHTY by Sheela Chari

THE LOSERS CLUB  by Andrew Clements

MALALA by Raphaelle Frier

THIS IS JUST A TEST by Wendy Wan-Long Shang



CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas

LONG WAY DOWN, by Jason Reynolds


The children’s award finalists were chosen in pre-voting by thousands of children from different regions of the U.S., with supervision by the International Literacy Association. Teens nominated their favorite books of the year at, and their top picks are the Teen Choice Book Award finalists. Voting for the awards will be open online at from March 1 - May 6, 2018. Teachers, librarians, and booksellers can also collect group or classroom votes to enter online. The winning authors and illustrators will be announced on May 3…

School Library Journal selects Top 42 Diverse YA Books

School Library Journal has selected 42 top diverse YA books in addition to the 100 must-read books originally selected.

The whole list can be found

Some of these titles include:

Does My Head Look Big In This?  by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Dreaming In Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices edited by Lisa Charleyboy & Mary beth Leatherdale

The Great American Whatever  by Tim Federle

A Step from Heaven by An Na

March Trilogy  by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin

Out of the Darkness  by Ashley Hope Perez

If I Was Your Girl  by Meredith Russo

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