News to Wake Your Brain Cells – July 17


19 children’s books featuring boys of color – She Knows

100 books to inspire your kids in 2020 – Parents

150 children’s books celebrating black boys – Colours of Us

An adventure in time: 60 Mighty Girl historical fiction novels for tweens and teens – A Mighty Girl

Anti-discrimination reading list for children and young people – SOS Children’s Villages

Anti-racism books and resources for families and children – UNLV

Graphic novels for armchair campers – SLJ

How J. K. Rowling became Voldemort – The Atlantic

No reading, no peace: the power of Black stories out loud – NPR

Obituary: Joanna Cole – Publishers Weekly

Pop! Goes the Reader’s 40 most anticipated middle grade novels: July-December 2020 – Pop! Goes the Reader

Scholastic & Marvel to release graphic novel based on Black Panther’s Shuri – Essence


Coronavirus impact: a new survey by Italian publishers sees ‘abandonment of reading’ – Publishing Perspectives

Madison’s library board submits plan for staff cuts, hours reductions, temporary closures – WKOW

The New York Public Library reopens today! Here’s what you need to know – TimeOut

On being black in librarianship – I Love Libraries

People visited public libraries more than a billion times in one year – IMLS

San Francisco Public Library to reopen with contact-free ‘SFPL To Go’ service next month – SFist

Why Free Library workers are calling for their director to resign – Billy Penn


20 fantastic YA LGBTQ+ books – The Nerd Daily