News to Wake Your Brain Cells – August 28

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

35 diverse & inclusive books for ‘Back to School’ – Literally Cultured

Anti-racist books for kids and teens – HuffPost Canada

Finalists for the Washington State Book Awards – Washington Center for the Book

LIBRARIES

Board of Trustees for Omaha Public Library pushing to get branches reopened – Fox42

Douglas County Library Board of Trustees will investigate library director, staff over support for BLM Movement – The Sierra Nevada Ally

‘Heartbreaking’: librarians sound public alarms about Multnomah County layoffs – KGW8

Libraries are crucial to disaster recovery, but the coronavirus is keeping them closed – Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research

The library is open (sort of…) – Publishers Weekly

Our library staff have all been reassigned to do childcare for county workers – Ask a Manager

YA LIT

7 YA books about schizophrenia – Book Riot

10 new YA nonfiction books worth adding to your TBR pile – The Young Folks

16 wonderful #ownvoices YA books about disability – Book Riot

‘Punching the Air’ novel inspired by Dr. Yusef Salaam of The Exonerated Five – The Grio

Sarah Crossan: Why I write through verse, and why we fall out of love with poetry – Irish Examiner

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