News to Wake Your Brain Cells – Sept 4


19 children’s books that normalize breastfeeding – HuffPost

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

Everyday Learner: Release your inner performer when reading to your children – Daily Herald

Indiana Authors Awards Announced – Inside Indiana Business

Not your average back-to-school children’s books – SF Chronicle

Welcome to story hour: 100 favorite books for young readers – NPR


2020 library design showcase – American Libraries

Controversy over diverse books prompts library trustee to resign – Tysons Reporter

Empowering Youth Services staff to address diversity, equity and inclusion in literature – SLJ

How libraries can save the 2020 election – The New York Times

Libraries don’t hide controversial material, especially during a national movement – Intellectual Freedom Blog

New Orleans libraries being unfairly targeted for large cuts supporters say – 4WWL

St. Paul libraries won’t return to normal in 2021 – StarTribune


11 YA books exploring the realities of poverty – Book Riot

Amazon developing TV adaptation of Kacen Callender’s YA novel ‘Felix Ever After’ – Deadline

“Punching the Air” authors Yusef Salaam, Ibi Zoboi talk liberation through poetry – Teen Vogue

2020 Harvey Award Nominees

The nominees have been announced for this year’s Harvey Awards that celebrate the best of the comics and graphic novels of the year. The awards will be given online this year in early October as part of New York Comic Con Metaverse. Here are the nominees in the youth category:


Almost American Girl by Robin Ha

Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang

Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Stargazing by Jen Wang

Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru