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Between the Lines: December Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight

Lisa Hernandez, Alternative High School Librarian, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (PSJA) Elvis J. Ballew College, Career & Technology Academy What inspired you to become a librarian? My husband Smiley inspired me to become a school librarian. During my four years as a teacher, Smiley and I started our family. After having two children (ages sixteen months and […]

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2020 Texas Topaz Reading List Announced

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The world of nonfiction is our world. Unlike fictional books which may transport us to imagined realms or take us far into the future, nonfiction books seek to bring clarity and share knowledge about the world we live in – its past, its present, its people and the struggles and triumphs they experience. In nonfiction, […]

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2020 Young Adult Round Table Reading Lists Announced

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It’s an exciting time in young adult literature (books aimed at 6th to 12th graders, ages 12-18.) Whether preteens and teens are looking for a new fantasy world to explore, a contemporary read addressing a current political situation, a historical tome, a coming-of-age novel or a blossoming romance, there’s something for everyone in this year’s […]

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2020 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Released

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Graphic novels are increasingly being hailed as a way to make reading more inclusive: they can motivate reluctant readers and English learners, give dyslexic students multiple clues to the story line and breathe fresh life into classics written a century ago. Graphic novels have the ability to welcome everyone into a reading conversation. The 2020 […]

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Texas Library Journal

In this Issue:

  • Libraries Transform Texas Week, October 7 - 11
  • A Fair Use Refresher
  • Census 2020
  • TexQuest: If You Re-Build It, They Will Come
  • From Reference Desk to City Council Dais
  • TLA 2020 Highlights

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TASL Lunch & Learn: Teacher Lunch and Learns!

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