Lifting Diverse Voices – Free Webinar

Are your teen readers interested in social justice? Are they connecting to the nonfiction content they’re reading? Join moderator Cicely Lewis and authors Talia Aikens-Nuñez, Lars Ortiz, and Dr. Artika Tyner as they discuss three fascinating YA books featuring authentic voices and hidden figures in history, which are sure to inspire discussion and action.

Read on to see what each author will be bringing to the presentation and how their books help educate and engage teen readers!

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Lerner’s Book Résumés: Support and Insight for Banned Books Week

Mark your calendars for Banned Books Week October 1-7! Since 1982, the international book community has joined in this annual celebration of the freedom to read. And this year, it is especially significant.

The attack on literature in the U.S. is intensifying as many states have enacted or drafted legislation to control access to books and the number of book bans and challenges continues to rise. As advocates for unrestricted access to reading, we’ve updated our list of resources to aid in fending off book challenges in schools and public libraries.

Read on for helpful resources and to see how you can engage and take part during Banned Books Week!

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Spooky Books from Lerner

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It’s the season of monsters and haunted houses. Soon, people will begin planning scary costumes and stocking up on candy corn. Neighborhoods will be decorated with dancing skeletons, glowing tombstones, and thick spiderwebs. Stores will be filled with containers of fake blood, palates of zombie makeup, and collections of heavy pumpkins.

As you’re cutting eyeholes in bedsheets and buying plastic fangs this fall, we want to make sure you have the perfect list of Halloween titles! Read below to learn about some of our favorite spooky options.

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