Christine A. Jenkins
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
501 E. Daniel Street, Room 220
Champaign, IL 61820 * 217-244-7452

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Organizations :: Intellectual Freedom :: Youth Advocacy :: Children's and YA Literature :: Media :: Educational Sites


American Library Association
the national association of professional librarians

ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education)
the forum for American library schools

History of Education Society
an international scholarly society, publisher of the History of Education Quarterly

Illinois School Library Media Association
providing information on conferences, workshops, grants, and awards

National Council of Teachers of English
working to advance teaching, research, and student achievement in English language arts at all scholastic levels

National Reading Conference
research and the dissemination of information about literacy and literacy instruction

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing
a global network for book historians (concerned also with print culture, etc.)

Wisconsin Women Library Workers
a feminist organization committed to improving the status of women in the library field and to the elimination of sex role stereotyping and sex bias



ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom
educating librarians and the general public about the nature and importance of intellectual freedom in libraries

Banned books and censorship, from Books A to Z
site provided by an alliance of publishing industry vendors, dedicated to publicizing and advocating against censorship

Censorship, the Internet, Intellectual Freedom and Youth, by Kay VanderGrift a discussion of issues, as well as pertinent links, offered by a Professor Emerita of the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies at Rutgers University



CYFC: Children, Youth and Family Consortium
information and resources about children and families, connecting research, teaching, policy, and community practice, provided by the University of Minnesota

Children Now
a national organization (located in Oakland, CA) working to place children as the top public policy priority

Children's Defense Fund
links and information provided by the Leave No Child Behind ® movement

Connect for Kids
the earliest Web gateway devoted to children's issues, originally through the work of the Coalition for America's Children (site offers a weekly email newsletter)

The Future of Children
site offered by the producers of The Future of Children journal, providing research and analysis to promote effective policies and programs

King County Library System Teen Zone
excellent public library Web site devoted to serving young adults

The Merrow Report
the PBS series on youth and learning

Youth Resource
a project of Advocates for Youth, providing holistic information on sexual health and issues of concern, by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people (GLBTQ)



Book Links
"the best new children's literature print journal in the last 25 years"—comprehensive information for using books (provided by the ALA)

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
one of the nation's leading children's book review journals for school and public librarians

Canadian Children's Literature
a bilingual refereed academic journal treating texts produced for children in Canada and a range of media in English, French and other languages (University of Winnipeg)

Children's Literature Association
encouraging serious scholarship and research in children's literature

Children's Literature Web Guide
Internet resources related to books for children and young adults

The Horn Book
site for The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide , the most distinguished journals in the field of children’s and young adult literature

Multicultural Review
dedicated to a better understanding of ethnic, racial, and religious diversity

School Library Journal
serving librarians who work with young people in schools and public libraries—includes the SLJ Blog

Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
the library magazine serving those who serve young adults



Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
part of a global network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth

KAXE Northern Community Radio
91.7 FM out of Grand Rapids, MN—a unique community-based public radio station that serves most of north central and northeastern Minnesota

This American Life
from WBEZ Chicago, stories that are like movies for radio

To the Best of Our Knowledge
from Wisconsin Public Radio. The kind of show that would spend an hour on the future of capitalism, or on the roots of Islamic fundamentalism. It might also spend an hour on hair. Or salt. Or pirates, road trips, psychic phenomena, house cleaning, animal intelligence, high energy physics, or how to say you're sorry

Doonesbury Town Hall and Web Presence
a Flash-heavy site, attitudinally much like the Doonesbury comic strip, all contents © strip creator G.B. Trudeau

Dykes to Watch Out For: The Definitive Website
the comic strip unread by 59,054,087 (give or take a few) registered voters

For Better or For Worse
the homepage of the comic strip

Rachel's Lynda Barry Site
dedicated to the creator of Ernie Pook's Comeek, as well as the brilliant characters Marlys, Maybonne, and Freddie Mullen—her amazing insight into the reality of the lives of adolescent girls has made her a cult favorite in feminist and alternative newspapers

No Flying No Tights Guide to Graphic Novels
critical reviews of graphic novels, featuring the original No Flying, No Tights, the graphic novel review site for teens; Sidekicks, a site devoted to all those kids' graphic novels out there; and The Lair, featuring graphic novels for older teens and adults

The Onion
a satirical weekly publication published 52 times a year on Thursdays

The Straight Dope: Fighting Ignorance since 1973
a weekly column in alternative newspapers, written by Cecil Adams, "the world's most intelligent human being"

Putumayo World Music
introducing people to the music of the world's cultures (site also available in Spanish)



Web Pages That Suck
holding up for ridicule current examples of bad design, but helpfully pointing out how such failings can be avoided by the Web savvy

Urban Legends and Folklore
debunking, deconstructing and simply enjoying the strangest, scariest, funniest, most popular tall tales and hoaxes in current circulation—your guide from journalist David Emery