News to Wake Your Brain Cells Feb. 14

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

9 charming facts about E.B. White’s Stuart Little – Mental Floss

13 books for young children that feature protagonists of color – Business Insider

Funny females take center stage in new novels for kids – Publishers Weekly

‘Hair Love’ wins Oscar for Best Animated Short – Publishers Weekly

Planet Omar: Why it’s about time young Muslims saw themselves in children’s literature – The New Arab

Underdogs – Ten books you may have missed in 2019 – ALSC

‘Whitewashing’ Australia and how children’s books are fostering racial bias – WAToday

Who inspired the backstory for ‘The Old Truck’? – MindShift

Why author Jason Reynolds writes for the youngest generation – Essence

LIBRARIES

ALA takes FY 2021 budget cuts seriously, urges members of Congress to visit libraries – ALA

How I came to love Connecticut’s libraries – Hartford Courant

How public libraries can help close America’s digital privacy divide – Inside Sources

On Wikipedia, a fight is raging over coronavirus disinformation – Wired

Pa. requires libraries in prisons. But not in schools. Why? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Technology is changing the way Wisconsin public libraries work – WPR

YA READS

7 young adult novels to devour if you loved Netflix’s “You” – BuzzFeed

9 diverse YA romance books to enjoy for Valentine’s Day, and year-round – Teen Vogue

10 books with South Asian characters you should read in 2020 – Teen Vogue

LGBTQIAP+ YA books by black authors – YA Pride

My most anticipated YA fantasy and science fiction of 2020 – Stacked

Top new YA books in February 2020 – Den of Geek

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