News to Wake Your Brain Cells – March 5

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Add these new children’s books by Black authors to your kids’ shelves – SheKnows

Kid Lit community launches auction to help combat anti-Asian racism – SLJ

Little Simon launches children’s book graphic novel series – Forbes

Opinion: Why schools should rethink Dr. Seuss – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Prolific children’s author Jane Yolen readies 400th book – Mass Live

LIBRARIES

Brooklyn librarian becomes unlikely star with her bilingual story time – NPR

Libraries are an essential service. Give librarians the vaccine now – Newsweek

‘We can hardly keep them stocked’: why books by Black authors are flying off the shelves – CBC

YA LIT

Author Patrick Ness on shifting from book to screen for his story ‘Chaos Walking’ – Black Girl Nerds

Disney’s cancelled LGBTQ-themed ‘Nimona’ movie would’ve starred Chloe Grace Moretz, Riz Ahmed – But there’s still hope – Collider

I stopped reading because I couldn’t see myself in books. So I wrote one instead, Gary Lonesborough – The Guardian

In ‘Girlhood,’ teens across the globe write about their everyday lives – NPR

March 2021’s 12 best YA books, including Leigh Bardugo’s latest – Pop Sugar

Netflix series in the works for debut novel ‘Firekeeper’s Daughter’ – WXYZ

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