News to Wake Your Brain Cells – Nov. 20

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

5 reasons why children’s literature is not just for children – The Nerd Daily

5 South Asian children’s books that showcase South Asian identity – Book Riot

12 books for youngsters on your holiday gift list – Atlanta Journal Constitution

The 101 great books for kids list (2020 edition) – Evanston Public Library

‘Children’s literature is the first portal for humans to the cultural world’: Oliver Jeffers – Scroll.in

Helping young children cope with COVID-related changes – ALSC Blog

Kacen Callender wins 2020 NBA for Young People’s Literature – Publishers Weekly

Mo Willems has a message for parents: he’s not on your side – New York Times Magazine

Noteworthy picture book and novel sequels: November 2020 – Publishers Weekly

Ruby Bridges and Scholastic to launch new publishing program – Publishers Weekly

LIBRARIES

Boston Public Library spent $75K to increase anti-racism books, libraries across Massachusetts are looking to do the same – Mass Live

Chicago Public Library eliminated late fees, now they’re seeing inspiring results – My Modern Met

For formerly incarcerated people, libraries are a lifeline – I Love Libraries

YA LIT

All the new young adult SFF books arriving in November – Tor

Six top YA authors are collaborating on one of 2021’s most exciting books – Entertainment Weekly

‘Tis the fandom gift guide season: YA books edition – Nerds and Beyond

YA anthologies offer necessary representation – SLJ

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