Explore Tough Conversations and Life-Altering Journeys

| By Thorndike Staff | 2020 – it’s been something. A year that asked us to mask up and isolate while simultaneously demanding we open ourselves up to long-simmering issues in urgent need of attention and action. Rather than become weary with the contrasts from isolation to involvement, readers seek insightful resources that will both … Read more

Booklist Webinar: Literacy Development: How to Avoid COVID Slide & Digital Divide Pitfalls

| By Gale Staff | Looking for a simple and proven way to build confidence, stamina, and literacy outcomes for struggling readers? How about a format that addresses the equity challenges at the forefront of our minds in the current COVID-slide reality? In this lively program, Booklist and Thorndike Press, from Gale, a Cengage company, … Read more

Social Justice in Education

| By Christine Estrada, librarian, Crockett Middle School & April Richmond, dean of students, Lamar Middle School | Book Study/PLN Twitter Tweet – “I would love it if we did a book study on STAMPED.”[email protected], May29, 2020 I saw this post by April Richmond, a fellow educator in Irving Independent School District (ISD), on my … Read more

Increasing Standing Orders Plan Options

| By Thorndike Staff | Greet Customers Curbside or at Your Counter with New Plans Thorndike Press adjusted their publishing plans and placed many standing order plans on pause in May in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Now, with libraries across the country carefully reopening their doors and/or offering curbside service, we’re excited to welcome … Read more

Black Voices. Black Stories.

| By Tiffany Duck | As a peer reviewer for the Black Voices Standing Order Plan, I am excited about reviewing and selecting titles from diverse voices. It’s important to have representation from authors who identify as Black or African American but hail from countries all over the world. I’m also a member of the … Read more

Make Culturally Relevant Books More Accessible

| By Gale Staff | Project LIT Community is a grassroots network of book groups that aims to get students excited about reading by highlighting diverse, high-interest, culturally relevant books. The movement started in the fall of 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Jarrad Amato, an English teacher at Maplewood High School, and his students initiated a … Read more