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Lois Lowry to Librarians: “There Is No One Whom I Admire More”
By Florence Simmons
Discussing her latest novel Tree. Table. Book. with SLJ, Lois Lowry explains how, from her first book to The Giver to now, she has always been intrigued with the concept of the gifts that age and youth can give to one another.

The Tortured Poets Department Inspired Poetry Packs for National Poetry Month and Album Release
By Karen Jensen
Teen Librarian Karen Jensen outlines a poetry-themed album release party for Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department.

Defending the Canon: SLJ & NCTE Review 15 Banned Classics
By SLJ reviewers and NCTE
In our last round of reviews of banned classics, SLJ and NCTE cover two of Jane Austen's works, the timely Fahrenheit 451, and the heartbreaking I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou.

The Impact of Censorship on Teens | Censorship News
By SLJ staff
Teens signing up for the Books Unbanned program at Brooklyn and Seattle Public Libraries shared their reasons for wanting the library card, while some of their peers discussed the impact of blocked websites, and an expert panel in Pennsylvania discussed the harm caused by restricting access to books.

What’s not Cringe? Books. Gen Alpha Likes to Read. | From the Editor
By Kathy Ishizuka
Gen A is plugged in and opinionated, as marketers attempt to keep pace. Librarians stay right with young users, knowing that's all a part of the job.

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