Hello SLJ Reviewers! We’ll be hosting the next chat right here on Thursday, December 3 at 4pm ET. See you then!
If you review picture books, graphic novels, or really any work of literature that utilizes art and design elements, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with some common vocabulary, an understanding of basic art styles, and how those elements combine successfully (or not) in books for children and teens. Here are some great resources, including books, […]
Sure, it’s only July, but the SLJ review editors are already starting to think about the December issue, aka our Best Books issue. We typically start with our long list of starred reviews (though we do maintain the prerogative of “besting” titles we didn’t star) and whittle it down from there. So, what have been your […]
The following is excerpted from Jennifer Johnson Higgins’s research project. High literary quality. No distortions or omissions of history. Look for various perspectives to be represented. Stereotyping. There are no negative or inaccurate stereotypes of the ethnic group being portrayed. Loaded words. There are no derogatory overtones to the words used to describe the characters […]