News to Wake Your Brain Cells – April 10


Dolly Parton will read children’s books online every Thursday night – and our hearts are so happy – Travel + Leisure

Dressed for success: LGBTQ children’s books 2020 – Publishers Weekly

LeVar Burton reading live on Twitter is everything we need right now – Forbes

Reading with Pride: LGBTQ Books 2020 – Publishers Weekly

Stay in your cave: the Gruffalo lends a claw to the coronavirus effort – The Guardian

Tomie dPaola left a legacy of comfort, kindness, and quality children’s books – SLJ

Watch the 1st installment of Jason Reynolds #WriteRightRite where he challenges you to create an award for yourself – Library of Congress


Eight Hennepin County libraries now offer curbside pick up – Bring Me the News

Library workers fight for safer working conditions amid coronavirus pandemic – NBC News

University libraries offer online “lending” of scanned in-copyright books – Ars Technica


21 middle-grade and YA books to read in spring 2020 – CBC

Ahead of the 2020 election, YA novels are more political than ever – Bustle

Author and poet Elizabeth Acevedo on diversity in young adult literature – BELatina

Read these 2020 YA mystery books for the ultimate thrill ride – The Nerd Daily

Six interviews with LGBTQ children’s and YA authors – Publishers Weekly