Young Adult Nonfiction Round-Up

Nonfiction for middle and high school readers serves an important purpose in challenging, informing, and equipping our leaders of tomorrow. Whether you’re looking to expand your YA nonfiction collection or to fill specific gaps, we’ve got superb options for you below. Read on for a star-studded list of titles from Spring 2022, followed by an exciting line-up of new releases for fall. Look for the Netgalley link below several of the Fall 2022, and request your free galley now!

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5 Kinds of Nonfiction – Evaluate Your Collection

Assess Your Collection with the 5 Kinds of Nonfiction

Since so many of you take time over the summer to evaluate and update your collections to make sure they will best serve your students, we wanted to remind you of the 5 Kinds of Nonfiction classification system, created by author Melissa Stewart.

The 5 Kinds of Nonfiction system helps librarians expand and balance their nonfiction collection to provide a broad array of titles that appeal to different types of readers. It also helps students select books they like, predict the type of information they will find in a book, and use the books for specific purposes. All Lerner nonfiction is classified according to this system, including upcoming fall releases!

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Graphic Novels Belong in the Classroom!

Graphic novels offer tremendous opportunities for building and practicing literacy skills. Gone (mostly) are the days when they were considered “not real books.” Are you using graphic novels to their full potential in your classroom? Lerner recently had the privilege of hosting a powerhouse panel of experts—Betsy Bird, Shveta Miller, Susannah Richards, and Ted Anderson—on this topic.

Head here to watch the webinar “Graphic Novels: Teaching Up to Their Potential.” You’ll also find recommended booklists, teaching guides, and robust additional resources.

Feeling inspired to incorporate more graphic novels into your library collection or classroom? Keep reading to preview the whole incredible lineup of fall releases from Graphic Universe and to take a look at spring graphic novels you might have missed!

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Back-to-School Roundup

Every student deserves to start a new school year with confidence, and what better way to help kids prepare for the leap from summer to school than . . . you guessed it—books! Common themes in many of the books below are inclusivity and how to be a good friend, particularly to those who are different from you. Several titles here also offer remarkable examples of courageous and determined people, whose stories can inspire your students to blaze their own trail this school year. Other topics, like the first day of school, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness, will help send students back to your classrooms and libraries with self-assured steps.

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Fall Picture Book Preview

Keep an eye out for these highly anticipated titles!

We’re excited to launch some really beautiful picture books into the world this fall. From fictional stories of unlikely friendships to true tales of heroism and upbeat calls to inclusivity, there are inspiring pages here for every reader. Take a look at our upcoming fall picture book releases you won’t want to miss.

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