News to Wake Your Brain Cells – April 3

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

10 empowering books to read to your children in honor of Women’s History Month – Simplemost

15 picture books for comfort – This Picture Book Life

Baek Heena wins 2020 Astrid Lindgren Award – Publishers Weekly

Children’s book roundup – the best new picture books and novels – The Guardian

Favorite children’s books about art – MoMA

‘One big virtual love-in’: how children’s book authors are creating online sanctuaries – The Guardian

These digitized collections let you read thousands of historic children’s books for free – My Modern Met

Why the Judy Blume renaissance can’t come soon enough – Vogue

LIBRARIES

Libraries get creative with e-books and other online offerings – NPR

The magic of libraries: where fantasy meets reality – Tor

Need wi-fi during the coronavirus social distancing limits? Try a library’s parking lot. It’s OK. – Syracuse.com

Virtually visit 8 world-class libraries – Library Journal

TEEN LIT

12 great YA reads for Trans Day of Visibility – Buzzfeed

14 April YA book releases to TBR – Book Riot

All the new young adult SFF books arriving in April – Tor

The Hate U Give author Angie Thomas announces new novel, Concrete Rose: ‘I expect it to get banned’ – People

Jason Reynolds is the bard of black YA fiction. Now he’s written a totally different kind of book. – Washingtonian

So many free books from Simon Teen to read right now! – Book Riot

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