News to Wake Your Brain Cells Jan 17

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

How one librarian tried to squash Goodnight Moon – Slate

Jason Reynolds named new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature – Publisher’s Weekly

Newbery Medalist Meg Medina Changes Gears – Publisher’s Weekly

LIBRARIES

The 10 most checked-out books in N.Y. Public Library history – NY Times

Men plead guilty in thefts of rare books from Carnegie Library – Trib Live

Neil Gaiman leads Hampshire writers protesting library cuts – The Guardian

Public library ebook and audiobook use rocketed up 20% in 2019 – Forbes

READING

Charging for the right to read: who really pays? – Intellectual Freedom Blog

YA LIT

2020 YA book covers bring disability representation to the forefront – Book Riot

Art Attack! The ‘Plain Janes’ deliver a shot of creative optimism – NPR