News to Wake Your Brain Cells January 24


9 books to help calm an anxious toddler – NY Times

Charles Yu loves reading with his children. Don’t tell them. – NY Times

‘Fairies are for white girls’: Zetta Elliot and her journey on making children’s literature inclusive – The Daily of the University of Washington

In the 2010s, Jewish children’s books diversified but emphasized classic values – The Jewish News of Northern California

Surprising brain scans show what reading and screen time can do to the brain – The Hill


Beyond books: Minnesota’s rural libraries find playful ways to remain relevant – StarTribune

Cleveland Public Library employees plan to strike, officials say move will disrupt children’s programs – Cleveland 19

Missouri lawmaker proposes bill criminalizing public libraries’ drag queen story hours – NBC News

The world’s most beautiful libraries: Wiblingen and Schussenried Abbeys – Daily Beast


San Diego author channels Vietnamese culture in latest ‘Green Lantern’ novel – Times of San Deigo