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American Prison Writing Archive

The American Prison Writing Archive (APWA) developed from a book project that published writing by currently incarcerated Americans. Though the book's submission deadline passed, the "submissions never ceased." Recognizing the importance of giving currently incarcerated people an opportunity to share their stories, the APWA continues to accept and archive essays. Most of these pieces are solicited...

https://apw.dhinitiative.org/collection-description
Reading Time

A project of the Children's Book Council of Australia, Reading Time hosts news and reviews from the field of children's literature. On the site, readers will find author Interviews, a wide range of book Reviews, and other topical resources. New content is posted nearly every day, so there is always plenty to explore. The review team, led by editor Trisha Buckley, consists of teachers, librarians,...

http://readingtime.com.au
Elementari

Readers hoping to author their own children's literature piece, or to assist the young people in their lives in doing so, may want to explore Elementari. The platform serves as a creative computational outlet that allows anyone to "write and code interactive stories." Users new to the app will want to begin by exploring the options provided under the menu icon (in the top-left corner). In the...

https://www.elementari.io
StoryPlace

Launched in 2000, StoryPlace is an award-winning literacy platform designed by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Though it has been around for a couple of decades, the platform's efforts to virtually recreate the experience of physically going to a library are especially welcome now. Caregivers of preschool age children will delight in the Literacy tools, Preschool Activity Library, and...

https://www.storyplace.org
Exploring Native American Activism and Environmental Justice

Librarians or literature teachers looking for a reading activity suitable for remote or hybrid classrooms may enjoy this activity based on We Are Water Protectors. The activity begins with a video of Carole Lindstrom, the book's author, reading the story aloud. Following the video, readers will find a book summary, accompanying lesson plan ideas for grades pre-K-8, and additional resources....

https://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2020/04/exploring-nati...