News to Wake Your Brain Cells – Feb. 12

Title: classics reissued with lower standards.

Image: five books - 

The Adequate Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith 

George’s Passable Medicine by Roald Dahl

Reasonable Expectations by Charles Dickens 

The Mediocre Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum

The OK Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald


Condemning without cancelling: a response to Roald Dahl Family’s apology for his anti-Semitic comments – Intellectual Freedom Blog

Little House on the Prairie was built on Native American land – Smithsonian Magazine

Olivia Colman, Matt Smith to lead cast of BBC animated special ‘Superworm’ – Deadline


33 children’s and YA graphic novels for winter 2021 – Comics Beat

Police in libraries: what the cop-free library movement wants – Teen Vogue

Seattle Public Library’s chief librarian leaving for new job in North Carolina – Seattle Times


11 anticipated books by trans/non-binary authors – Teen Vogue

12 riveting YA books hitting shelves in February 2021 – PopSugar

An interview with Printz Award Winner Daniel Nayeri – The Hub

The movie adaptation of Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona will not be completed – Tor

On “success” – Malinda Lo

Ten great young-adult fiction debuts for the next two months – Book & Film Globe