News to Wake Your Brain Cells – June 19


8 books to teach kids about racism and social justice – Simplemost

10 diverse children’s books to teach kids about racism and representation – ABC News

13 LGBTQ books for young kids – Insider

Anti-racist books for children and teenagers’ bookshelves – Marie Claire

JK Rowling: from magic to the heart of a Twitter storm – The Guardian

The numbers are in – 2019 CCBC Diversity Statistics – CCBC

Why are LGBTQ+ children’s books still being censored? – The Boar


How libraries are supporting the Black Lives Matter movement – NPR

Libraries are dealing with new demand for books and services during the pandemic – NPR

Libraries are needed more than ever. But many aren’t sure how to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic – USA Today


12 brilliant YA books by black authors to add to your to-be-read pile – Her

All the ways the Artemis Fowl Movie departs from the original YA series – Slate

Artemis Fowl is a master class in how to botch a YA fantasy adaptation – The Ringer

Best YA books to read about race and Black Lives Matter – Seventeen

‘I want teens to recognize their own power’: Questions for Liara Tamani – NPR

June 2020 book releases: YA – The Nerd Daily