Tag: books

Book Banning Intensifies

Last month’s celebration of Banned Books Week was overshadowed by the announcement by the American Library Association that the number of books challenged in 2022 was already approaching last year’s totals, which were the...

Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Book Festival

Looking for interactive content for a classroom during Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month? The Latinx Kidlit Book Festival (LKBF) will be streaming live on October 13–14, 2022.The LKBF is a free virtual book festival that aims...

Top 10 Most Challenged/Banned Books

The American Library Association condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information. Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books in order...

Book Bans Create Fear in Schools

With school book banning policies and legislation that effectively promotes classroom censorship coming into place across the United States, few days go by where these stories don’t seem to permeate our newsfeeds. In response to...

Avant and Linguacious Donate Ukrainian Books to Refugee Children

Avant Assessment, the developer of online language proficiency tests in more than 40 languages, and Linguacious, an independent children’s book publisher based in Iowa whose books have been translated into over 20 languages, have...

Books Best Practice for Reading Comprehension

Books have broad vocabulary and diverse language structures that are important for developing the ability to understand content. “Long, continuous texts with diverse and colorful vocabulary improve the skill to understand the content of...

ESL and STEM through CALL

Published by Rowman & Littlefield, Teaching ESL and STEM Content through CALL: A Research-Based Interdisciplinary Critical Pedagogical Approach by Abdelilah Salim Sehlaoui addresses the growing need for effective critical pedagogical competence (CPC), critical technological...

Booksellers Donate Spanish Books to Refugees

The American Booksellers Association arranged for booksellers, authors, and publishers attending its Winter Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to donate Spanish-language books for refugees waiting at the U.S.–Mexico border. ABA’s Libros Para el Viaje (“Books...

myON News: Putting More Fun into Nonfiction

From futuristic features on flying cars and fun facts about the rainforest to the latest football stats and fashion trends, who said nonfiction reading can’t be fun? Yet despite recent calls for increased nonfiction...

Cartoons and Comic Strips Shape Our Language

Richard Lederer is inspired by his hometown festival dedicated to cartoon characters from comic strips and comic books   San Diego Comic -Con is the largest gathering of comics and pop culture enthusiasts in the world....
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