News to Wake Your Brain Cells – June 5

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

10 children’s books about racism and activism to help parents educate their kids – HuffPo

31 children’s books starring black characters your kids will love – Romper

2020 summer reading list – We Are Kid Lit Collective

Antiracist resources and reads: Lists for all ages – Fuse 8

BookExpo 2020: Middle Grade Editors’ Buzz Picks – Publishers Weekly

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

How to speak to kids about race relations in America with Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely – Today

Jules Feiffer, a stubborn pooch, and a children’s counting book – Christian Science Monitor

Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize back for 2020 – Booksellers

Police picture books revisited: the lie white adults read to children – SLJ

Say ‘Hello, Neighbor’ to this charming picture book about Mister Rogers – NPR

These books can help you explain racism and protest to your kids – New York Times

This bedtime book helps kids find their place in the ‘Universe’ – NPR

LIBRARIES

40+ must reads for anti-racist teachers – white fragiles beware! – Culturally Responsive Leadership

My responsibility to fight racism – R. David Lankes

YA LIT

10 great June 2020 YA releases to TBR – Book Riot

17 YA books to diversify your kids’ bookshelves and teach them to become better allies – PopSugar

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

BookExpo 2020: YA Editors’ Buzz – Publishers Weekly

Future 40: author Jason Reynolds is writing our stories – BET

Where are our black boys on young adult science fiction and fantasy novel covers? – Tor

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