News to Wake Your Brain Cells – July 2


12 picture book journeys into poetry – SLJ

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

The children’s books beloved by some of our fave LGBTQ+ authors – Romper

From superheroes to supergeeks, 13 middle grade graphic novels – SLJ

Profile of 2020 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement winner Mildred D. Taylor – Horn Book


Go read about how Americans who depend on libraries for internet are coping with the pandemic – The Verge

Reopening libraries: public libraries keep their options open – Library Journal

San Jose libraries plan for devastating $1 million budget blow – SFBay

Serving the transgender community: it’s more than just bathrooms! – Library Journal


7 graphic novels that offer powerful mirrors & windows for teens – SLJ

10 great July 2020 YA releases to TBR – Book Riot

The role publishing plays in the commodification of black pain – Tor

Summer 2020 YA books: your reading list is hot, hot, hot – Book Riot