News to Wake Your Brain Cells – Jan 15

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

20 children’s books for your dino-loving kid – Romper

25 #OwnVoices books for kids – Chicago Parent

33 middle-grade books about families (big and small) – Afoma Umesi

50 picture, middle-grade, and YA books coming out in 2021 to add to your kid’s TBR list – PopSugar

‘Ambitious Girl’ reminds kids: your dreams are not a drawback – NPR

Ben Affleck to direct adaptation of ‘Keeper of the Lost Cities’ for Disney – Deadline

A Mighty Girl’s 2020 Books of the Year – A Mighty Girl

Rooting out racism in children’s books – Salon

Scholastic launches new BIPOC-focused publishing program – Publishers Weekly

Surviving Covid winter: a lesson from Leo Lionni’s Frederick by James Preller – Nerdy Book Club

LIBRARIES

33% growth for digital books from public libraries and schools in 2020 sets records – PR Newswire

Food, Shelter, and the Public Library – Publishers Weekly

Hennepin County libraries end overdue book fees – Star Tribune

How did the Free Library’s cooking school go virtual? – The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Library Path by Eden Royce – Nerdy Book Club

YA LIT

10 Great January 2021 YA releases to TBR – Book Riot

15 queer SFF books to look out for in 2021 – The Nerd Daily

25 LGBTQ+ YA books you’ll want to curl up with this winter – BuzzFeed

2021 YA book releases you need to have on your TBR – The Nerd Daily

BCDF Pictures acquires YA fantasy novel trilogy ‘The Girl at Midnight’ for TV adaptation – Deadline

Malinda Lo on writing a coming-of-age love story – LAMBDA Literary

The Poet X goes to court – Intellectual Freedom Blog

This Penn student writes YA novels with her sister. Their new book is ‘close to perfection,’ Kirkus says – The Philadelphia Inquirer

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