News to Wake Your Brain Cells Feb. 21

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

26 easy ways to encourage your kids to read more – Huff Post

Best-selling book title Big Nate gets animated brand-new Nickelodeon series – Yahoo

Children with disabilities – resource list – Washington County Cooperative Library Services

‘Dangerous Americans’: Might Girl Books about the internment of Japanese Americans – A Mighty Girl

Fall 2020 children’s sneak previews – Publishers Weekly

Six new picture books to celebrate African American History Month – Abby the Librarian

This bookshop is making a donation to trans children’s charity Mermaids every time they sell a JK Rowling book – Pink News

LIBRARIES

Patrons at Maine’s rural libraries still look for books the old-fashioned way – Bangor Daily News

Public libraries adapt to the 21st century …and uphold democracy – Seven Days

So many languages, so few books: Libraries struggle to reflect places they serve – Los Angeles Times

Teens arrested in connection to Porterville library fire – American Libraries

YA LIT

10 tween/teen books begging for a cinematic adaptation – Screen Rant

39 YA sequels you won’t want to miss in the first half of 2020 – Epic Reads

‘All the Bright Places’ author to release new YA novel ‘Breathless’ – Hollywood Reporter

Bestselling young adult authors are aiming at older readers – ABC News

Season of the witch: the rise of queer magic in YA SFF – Tor

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