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This blog post introduces you to library resources that strengthen study, teaching, and research in the field of K-12 children's literature, including biography, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, fables and fairy tales. From locating children's books in the library's catalog, to using classroom-centered databases, through t...
Today’s daily news focuses on stories of activism and action adjacent to the ongoing wider movement for racial justice and equality. While not directly related to the protests, all are relevant and valuable fights against unjust systems catered towards the privileged. All of the news stories presented are drawn from the front pages at Newseum.org
Today’s morning news is about continuing and evolving stories we’ve covered on this blog in the past. We'll try to continue covering the news as it develops. As always, all headlines come from the newspaper front pages curated by Newseum.org.
One thing I have always enjoyed about research is the moment when an inclination or simple curiosity takes me down a different path, when I find what I didn’t know I was looking for. Serendipity.In late March—sometime in between replying to emails, scouring the internet for free stock photos of libraries, comparing and reviewing screencasting software, and pulling together resources for library tutorials—I decided to m...
Happy Father’s Day! Today, many are celebrating and featuring stories about fathers around the world. Plus, with summer officially upon us, some countries and cities are grappling with the loss of tourism. People are coming to grips with what summer vacationing looks like in a pandemic. These headlines were curated from Newseum
Hello everyone and happy weekend! Here is a collection of recent news from across the US. A number of communities are celebrating Juneteenth in a literary way by collecting literature from black authors. There is also hopeful news on the legal side as DACA is continued and bills for police accountability are in the works in many states. As always, these headlines come from Newseum.org
Happy Friday to all, and Happy Juneteenth to my fellow descendants of enslaved Africans! Today’s headlines look at the local impacts of two stories with international implications; the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in defense of DACA, and new policies around mask use throughout the United States. These headlines are taken from the front pages curated by Newseum.org
I recently finished the first volume of Joseph Frank’s biography on Fyodor Dostoevsky and felt compelled to write about it. What is it that makes this particular biography so special you might ask? Well, like all great biographers, Joseph Frank uses his subject as a vehicle to survey the historical landscape and this is where the work truly shines. As interesting as the details of Dostoevsky’s personal life may be, Frank places that somewhat in the background—only really discussing it to juxtapose Dostoevsky’s unique experiences...
Good afternoon and I hope you’re having a pleasant Thursday. Courtesy of Newseum, here are a few of today’s headlines covering the aftermath of both the George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks killings as well as the Paycheck Protection Program’s performance since it was launched two months ago:
(Illustration courtesy of Mental Health America)Since schools have adapted to virtual education over the last several months, many teachers have noticed their students becoming more easily discouraged and frustrated with themselves, seeming more melancholy or irritable than usual, and being more distracted or forgetful. Right now teachers have an opportunity and obliga...