News to Wake Your Brain Cells – April 16

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

7 excellent picture books about Eid – Book Riot

8 children’s books you can read this Ramadan – Chicago Parent

Asian & Asian-American children’s books – What We Do All Day

How children’s books carry on the struggle for civil rights – Boston Globe

Jon Klassen meets Samuel Beckett in a hilariously dark picture book – The New York Times

A picture book about children at the border aims to spark family conversations – NPR

LIBRARIES

Public libraries can tap into eligible funds worth billions – Governing

The Queens Public Library is more important than ever on its 125th anniversary – The Ticker

YA LIT

20 more must-read YA verse novels – Book Riot

24 YA romance books hitting shelves this spring that are delightfully charming – BuzzFeed

Here’s to 18 of the most crushworthy queer YA novels – BuzzFeed

Jason Reynolds to serve as inaugural chair of Banned Books Week – EW

‘Love, Simon’ writer Becky Albertalli’s ‘The Upside of Unrequited’ to be adapted for film – Variety

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