News to Wake Your Brain Cells – September 27


11 Rosh Hashanah Books for Children and Babies – Book Riot

Alex Gino shares what it’s like to author the #1 most banned book – Intellectual Freedom Blog

Bestselling author R.J. Palacio’s First Graphic Novel Grapples with All-Too-Relevant History – Forbes

Children’s books are tackling dark and taboo topics. Morris Gleitzman says that’s nothing to be afraid of – ABC Australia

Fiction for older children reviews: flying puns and dangerous games – The Guardian

How a children’s book is helping parents talk to their kids about gun violence – NYU

How “Heather Has Two Mommies” Paved the Way for LGBTQ-Inclusive Children’s Books – NewNowNext

In Conversation: Grace Lin and Alvina Ling – Publisher’s Weekly

Kids’ Books Add Meaning to Christmas – Publisher’s Weekly

Remembering Caldecott Winner Mordicai Gerstein – SLJ

Vashti Harrison’s Children’s Books as Mirrors, Windows & Sliding Doors – Romper


It’s a beacon for the city: inside the new New York library that cost $40m to build – The Guardian

Why This Librarian Is Using Twitter to Fight Changes to Library Ebook Pricing Terms – Forbes


Parents play a key role in fostering children’s love of reading – Medical Xpress

Why some people become lifelong readers – The Atlantic


7 YA Books about Immigration, Immigrant Camps, and Deportation – Book Riot

Kick Off Fall with This Trio of Innovative YA Graphic Novels – NPR

With two new books, Rainbow Rowell hits the road – Publisher’s Weekly