News to Wake Your Brain Cells – Oct 2

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

22 Latinx middle grade titles filled with magic, found family, and more – SLJ

2020 Halloween reads for kids and teens – Publishers Weekly

Cynthia Kadohata and the redemptive power of change – SLJ

Middle grade nonfiction meets a big moment – Publishers Weekly

Misty Copeland says movies like Black Swan get ballerinas all wrong – Oprah Magazine

New groups aim to get more Latinx stories to young readers – NPR

The wild reason Netflix is being sued over Enola Holmes – Fansided

LIBRARIES

Budgeting for the new normal: libraries respond to COVID-19 funding constraints – Library Journal

It took COVID closures to reveal just how much libraries do beyond lending books – Observer

Libraries and social services go hand and hand, especially in the pandemic – MarketPlace

Public libraries are giving away an insane amount of free food – Shareable

YA LIT

5 K-Pop YA books to tide you over until Next Comeback – Teen Vogue

12 new YA books that will wow you this October – PopSugar

2020 LGBTQIA+ graphic novels for young readers – Publishers Weekly

Number of young adult writers of color doubles to almost 20% (in UK) – The Guardian

Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies will finally be a movie – Tor.com

Tomi Adeyemi is one of TIME’s Most Influential People – Tor.com

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