News to Wake Your Brain Cells – August 7

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

10 best children’s books about anxiety for kids who worry – Hello!

15 diverse children’s and young adult books recommended by kids – Today

25 magnificent middle grade novels to get your hands on ASAP – BuzzFeed

Judy Blume’s teen classic ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ turns 50 – The Jerusalem Post

LeVar Burton is still reading to us during the pandemic – NPR

The Secret Garden: Film Review – Hollywood Reporter

LIBRARIES

Berkeley Public Library poised to get first permanent director in 3 years – Berkeleyside

Canadian libraries respond to ‘Globe and Mail’ essay attacking public libraries – Bay Observer

Disinfectant, gloves and quarantined books: how Massachusetts libraries are coping as they slowly reopen – WGBH

Hennepin Co. libraries ready for bigger role as distance learning approaches school year – KARE

How libraries stretch their capabilities to serve kids during a pandemic – KQED

Internet Archives fires back in lawsuit over Covid-19 Emergency Library – Motherboard

YA LIT

9 great August 2020 YA releases to TBR – Book Riot

August 2020 YA book releases – Nerd Daily

How YA novelist Elizabeth Acevedo celebrates Caribbean-American teens – Island Origins

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