In the Spring 2017 issue of YALS, (digital edition available now
to members & subscribers via the Members Only section of the YALSA website) Rica G shares her experience of teaching Hip Hop as a way of life and a means to empower youth. Her article includes references and resources that shouldn’t be missed. The full list of those resources follows:

Brundin, Jenny. “Denver Teachers, Students Are Confronting The Anxiety Of A Trump Presidency.” November 16, 2016.

Debraski, Sara, Finney, Meg, Kolderup, Gretchen, Lalitha Nataraj, et al. “Core Professional Values for the Teen Services Profession,” Young Adult Library Services Association, July 25, 2015,

National Safe Space. “What is Safe Place?” December 22, 2016.

Offerdahl, Kate, Evangelides, Alicia, and Powers, Maggie. “Overcoming Youth Marginalization: Conference Report and Policy Recommendations,”Columbia University in the State of New York, June 2014,

“Supporting Youth in the Post 2016 Election Climate.” Last modified December 22, 2016.

Ravits, Jessica. “Calls to crisis and suicide prevention hotlines surge post-election.” Last modified November 16, 2016.

Rowling, J.K. The Prisoner of Azkaban. New York: Scholastic, 1999.

“Ten Days After: Harassment and Intimidation in the Aftermath of the Election.” November 29, 2016.

“The Post-Election Library.” November 11, 2016.

“Webinars on Demand.””January 18, 2017.

Young Adult Library Services Association. “Three Year Organizational Plan 2016-2016,” April 27, 2016.

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