Children’s Books News
Please Don’t Give Me a Hug! has arrived and is available from Star Bright Books! For more information about the book, visit the Children’s Books page on this site.

On March 27, 2021, I participated in an Arizona Society of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators Showcase and Q&A. I shared and responded to questions about Please Don’t Give Me a Hug (Star Bright Books). The session was recorded.

Great Beginnings Early Education Center Library and Parents as Teachers in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, are partnering to launch an initiative with the goal of providing Read to Me as a gift. Under the umbrella of Great Beginnings services, they will give each family a board book to celebrate the birth or adoption of a new baby. I have personalized books for their generous supporters and signed all the books in their current inventory. You can read about it on the Great Beginnings website.

Professional Publications News
Core Values in School Librarianship: Responding with Commitment and Courage has been published and is available from ABC-CLIO/Libraries Unlimited.

Six contributors to Core Values in School Librarianship, Erika long, Stephanie Powell, Julie Stivers, Meg Boisseau Allison, Peter Patrick Langella, and Suzanne Sannwald, are offering an on-demand video presentation for the American Library Association’s Virtual Annual Conference: “Taking Action for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Intellectual Freedom in School Libraries.” They are also facilitating a Twitter chat during the conference from June 23 through June 29, 2021. Use #SLCoreValues to participate!

I wrote a review of the book “Core Values: The Foundation for Authentic School Librarianship” that appears in the May/June, 2021, issue of School Library Connection.

My article “School Librarians as Literacy Partners: Taking Action on the What’s Hot in Literacy Report” appeared in the March/April issue of Literacy Today.

My article “School Librarian Leaders, Don’t Sell Their Skill Set Short” was published in the January/February issue of Teacher Librarian.

My co-researchers and I have completed our content-analysis study of the perspectives and priorities of exemplary school administrators regarding the roles and responsibilities of school librarians in relationship to the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries (AASL 2018). We will be presenting our findings in a Research Into Practice session at the AASL National Conference in October in Salt Lake City.

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