News to Wake Your Brain Cells – Sept 4

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

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

LIBRARIES

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

YA LIT

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

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