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Leila Roy

After a lengthy stint as a children's bookseller, Leila Roy took a step sideways into the library world. There, she does the same thing she did as a bookseller—matching people with stories in any and all formats, whether print, audio, film, comic, or some newfangled hybrid—but doesn't have to deal with changing the tape on the cash register. She lives in Maine with her husband, where she runs her small-town library and occasionally tries to rescue wildlife from her cat, who is a murderer. In addition to talking books at her long-running blog, Bookshelves of Doom, she's a weekly columnist at Kirkus Reviews. Blog: Bookshelves of Doom Twitter: @bkshelvesofdoom

Action Item: Bilingual Books for English Language Learners

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Action Item: Basic Human Needs in CA and MN

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Action Item: Classroom Libraries in MA and WI

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Action Item: Funding Classroom Libraries in Flint, Michigan

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Action Item: PageSlayers Summer Camp

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Action Item: Diverse Classroom Libraries in MD & NY

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Action Item: Diverse Classroom Libraries in SD & MD

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Action Item: Classroom Libraries in MA and CA

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Action Item: Classroom Libraries in NY and CA

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Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016

American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom reports on the 10 books people tried to ban most often this year.

Action Item: Bilingual Dictionaries in CA & Robotics in ME

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Action Item: Literacy Activities and a Classroom Library in NY and CA

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Action Item: Lego Storystarter in Kansas & Read for Refugees

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Action Item: Graphic Novels in NM & Revisiting Liberation Library

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Action Item: Bilingual Books in NY and WA

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