Links of the Month: April 2017

Links of the Month

Every month we’ll be rounding up some can’t miss online resources from the wide world of teen services and beyond. Here’s what we’ve been reading in April:

ALA is asking librarians to contact their Senators by May 19 and ask them to sign on to a “Dear Appropriator” letter to defend the Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) and Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL). You can learn about what’s at stake from ALA’s District Dispatch and use their ready-made messages to contact your Senators.

YALSA announced this year’s Teens’ Top Ten Nominees as part of National Library Week.

Adrienne Gaffney of Teen Vogue has a thoughtful piece about teens living in an immigration detention center.

YA literature as a genre turned 50 on April 24, the publication anniversary of S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. Kelly Jensen at BookRiot talked to S.E. Hinton about what her book means even now.

Is your to-watch list getting low? Kent Turner of School Library Journal suggests three Netflix series with YA and kid appeal.

Here are some great booklists that came out this month:

How about some program inspiration?

What have you read this month that’s been exciting, insightful, or inspirational? Tell us about it in the comments!

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