SLJ Reviewer Chat Transcript from February 2017: Anatomy of an SLJ Review

 Check out the transcript for our last reviewer chat on Anatomy of a review. sdiaz101 11:16 AM Reviewer chat today at 4pm ET on “The Anatomy of an SLJ review” greerericka 11:40 AM joined #slj-reviewer-chat. Also, @coovthom joined, @asantori joined, @katyk joined, @jpoyer joined, @kateolson joined. mkozikowski3:59 PM Hi, Marybeth Kozikowski here from sunny Suffolk […]

SLJ Reviewer Laura Simeon’s Diversity Course Takeaways

During the summer of 2016, SLJ and LJ reviewers were invited to take a self-directed course on diversity and cultural literacy in reviewing children’s books. SLJ reviewer and school librarian Laura Simeon shares her thoughts on her experience taking the course. What do you get when you virtually gather a group of librarians from a […]

Intro to Disability Terms in Kid Lit

“Much of our everyday language is casually ableist, and this translates to ableist language in novels, whether the novel features disabled characters or not. Sometimes, these words are intentionally included to make a point. Other times, the author uses them unthinkingly, perhaps not even aware that certain terms are ableist in the first place.” Over […]