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Teens Are Not Alone Interest Group Community

In: Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), Young Adult Literature, Young Adult Services
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Discussion Social Justice Books for Teens

by Lorraine Roussin on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 05:25 pm

Hi!

 

I wanted to share this resource I found. 

"Teaching for Change carefully selects the best multicultural and social justice books for children, young adults, and educators."

The Teaching for Change website has a list of YA books featuring Social Justice themes located at the following link:

Hi!

 

I wanted to share this resource I found. 

"Teaching for Change carefully selects the best multicultural and social justice books for children, young adults, and educators."

The Teaching for Change website has a list of YA books featuring Social Justice themes located at the following link:

https://socialjusticebooks.org/booklists/young-adult-fiction/

This list can be used for readers' advisory or library displays. If you have any others ideas on how to incorporate these books, please share.

Thank you!

Lorrie

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Discussion Welcome to the Teens Are Not Alone Interest Group

by Lorraine Roussin on Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 02:40 pm

Hello!

The TANA Interest Group went very quiet the latter half of 2017. I hope we'll be more visible and productive in 2018. :-) 

I'd like to take a minute to welcome new members and say hi to our current members. I'm Lorrie and I will be your hostess on this excursion. Currently, I am a high school librarian in Central Texas. Reading and travelling are my passions. 

Hello!

The TANA Interest Group went very quiet the latter half of 2017. I hope we'll be more visible and productive in 2018. :-) 

I'd like to take a minute to welcome new members and say hi to our current members. I'm Lorrie and I will be your hostess on this excursion. Currently, I am a high school librarian in Central Texas. Reading and travelling are my passions. 

Our world can be a strange and sometimes terrifying place for anyone, but for teens in particular it might be difficult to navigate when they are still trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be. My hope is that we can provide resources to share with them through school and public libraries. This could be passive programming such as displays or more active programming ideas. I welcome any and all thoughts and ideas.

Please take a moment to introduce yourselves. Tell us what you would like this group to do for you and share an idea you may have.

Thanks and have a great day!

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Online Doc YA Books: Social Justice

by Lorraine Roussin on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 09:10 am

Greetings!

As our first task, I was hoping to create a short list of fiction and non-fiction titles that would support the theme of Social Justice. I've created a Google Doc that we can add to throughout our time together. Once we have a short list, we can write a post for The Hub, sharing it with our colleagues. 

Later, I would like to do something similar with the theme of Empathy. If you have any ideas for other book lists that would pertain to our group, please share. We can do these periodically throughout the year.

Greetings!

As our first task, I was hoping to create a short list of fiction and non-fiction titles that would support the theme of Social Justice. I've created a Google Doc that we can add to throughout our time together. Once we have a short list, we can write a post for The Hub, sharing it with our colleagues. 

Later, I would like to do something similar with the theme of Empathy. If you have any ideas for other book lists that would pertain to our group, please share. We can do these periodically throughout the year.

Thank you!

Here is a link to the Editable Google Doc:  https://goo.gl/c2VrmT

 

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Discussion Meeting at ALA Annual

by Lorraine Roussin on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 09:02 am

Hello!

 

I will be at ALA Annual and would love to meet with any members of our group or those who are interested in our group. It will be an informal gathering, probably for early morning coffee, as I will be in other meetings throughout the conference.

Please let me know if you would like to meet up. I can set up a Cel.ly or a Remind channel for us for easier communication.

Also, for those not attending Annual, I will hopefully be setting up a virtual meeting in July so we can discuss our goals for the coming year. Please look out for that post.

Hello!

 

I will be at ALA Annual and would love to meet with any members of our group or those who are interested in our group. It will be an informal gathering, probably for early morning coffee, as I will be in other meetings throughout the conference.

Please let me know if you would like to meet up. I can set up a Cel.ly or a Remind channel for us for easier communication.

Also, for those not attending Annual, I will hopefully be setting up a virtual meeting in July so we can discuss our goals for the coming year. Please look out for that post.

Thank you!

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Discussion Welcome!

by Lorraine Roussin on Wed, May 3, 2017 at 03:02 pm

Hello Everyone!

As you can see, we've moved our discussion to ALA Connect. This seems the best way to communicate for everyone. I do apologize for the changes in venues and the delay in getting started. I do hope you are all still eager to proceed with the Teens Are Not Alone Interest Group. I believe our work is just as important as ever.

Feel free to say "Hello" in the comments. I look forward to working with all of you. Also, as topics occur to you, please start a thread with a new post. Thanks!

Lorrie Roussin

In our post-election society, our teens have turned to libraries looking for answers to assuage their fears and clear their confusion. As librarians, it is our responsibility to show them they are not alone. This interest group is for YALSA members to generate ideas to help teens understand and empathize with our changing world, as well as to empower them to advocate for change in a positive manner. 

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