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KLIATTAccording to the editors, "The purpose of this book is twofold: to provide sound educational principles to inform practice in our schools and to illustrate examples of effective practice to inform future educational research." The chapters, written by educators and school librarians, are organized into four sections: building independent learners, mapping the curriculum, teaching and assessing, and creating collaborative learning communities. The focus is on how school library media specialists can be literacy leaders and curriculum developers, and the real-life examples help make clear how this can be accomplished. YA librarians will be particularly interested in "Promoting Young Adult Literacy: A Role for School Library Media Specialists," by Sandra Hughes-Hassell, with its helpful summary of research on YA reading and writing and implications for libraries. Suggestions include creating an inviting library space for teens, advocating for free reading time during the school day, and providing YAs with strategies for understanding texts. For library and education schools, and for practitioners as well. (Principles and Practices Series). KLIATT Codes: P—Recommended. 2003, Libraries Unltd, 230p. bibliogs. index., Ages adult.