Book Links magazine helps teachers, youth librarians, school library media specialists, reading specialists, curriculum coordinators, and others connect children with high-quality literature-based resources. Book Links is published by Booklist, an imprint of the American Library Association.
Indian Residential Schools A Shameful Story • The following titles, accommodating a wide range of readers, shed light on the long-term consequences and the shameful legacy of Indian residential schools.
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The Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Talking with Kate Messner • The writer and educator discusses her ongoing nonfiction History Smashers series, which focuses on correcting common misconceptions in American historical education, and talks about the importance of multiple viewpoints and an accessible voice.
Celebrating Banned Books Week with Something Happened in Our Town • This Banned Books Week, use Something Happened in Our Town and these related titles to jump-start discussions about race, white privilege, and police brutality for students across all grade levels.
Athlete Activists • Sports and social justice intersect in this inspiring list of biographies and history books.
Talking with Laura Amy Schlitz • Newbery medalist Schlitz takes readers back to ancient Greece in her latest historical novel and discusses its many structural elements and how she lets fate guide her writing.
Recess and Play • Picture books featuring children at recess highlight the importance of game play and playground activities in social-emotional learning.
Living through Jim Crow • This selection of picture books and middle-grade novels set during the Jim Crow era in America can help extend conversations on racial injustice in the past and present.
Meeting the Needs of AP Students