News to Wake Your Brain Cells Feb. 28


7 new children’s and young adult books to read for Black History Month – and beyond – Mashable

17 children’s books with queer characters that deserve your attention – BuzzFeed

Are my favorite childhood books teaching bad things to my kids? – The Week

The Importance of Reading to Your Kids – Publishers Weekly

Mo Willems inks deal with HBO Max for multiple animated specials – Deadline

Why you should encourage your child’s love of graphic novels – Parents


100 things schoolchildren will miss without a librarian – Ebook Friendly

After 7 years, Madison’s new $10.5 million Pinney Library ready to wow – Wisconsin State Journal

Carla Hayden discusses being first woman and African-American to serve as Librarian of Congress – CBS News

More libraries are doing away with overdue fines – New York Times

The new town square – Isthmus

Tennessee’s Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act would censor books, jail librarians – PEN America


ACE Entertainment acquires rights to Abigail Hing Wen’s novel ‘Loveboat, Taipei’ – Deadline

All the new young adult SFF books arriving in March! –

“Cemetery Boys” is normalizing queer, Latinx representation in YA novels – Teen Vogue

A defense of the young adult novel and escapist literature – Study Breaks

February 2020 YA book releases – The Nerd Daily