News to Wake Your Brain Cells – June 18


17 books for kids and teens to read during Pride Month – CBC

2022 ALSC Notable Children’s Books Committee discussion list for Annual Conference 2021 – ALSC Blog

Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s 2021 Ragazzi Award winners – Publishing Perspectives

The boy who lived and lived and lived – The Bookseller

Nova Scotia illustrator wins prestigious children’s book award – CBC

WIRED’s ultimate summer reading list for kids and teens – WIRED


ALA takes a stance on social and racial justice with proposed ninth principle of the Code of Ethics – OIF Blog

Many turned to libraries during the pandemic for free wifi and other services. Will these venerable public institutions get the credit they deserve? – CNN

New York Legislature passes library e-book bill – Publishers Weekly

Where is our Spotify for books? – Slate


28 new LGBTQ+ young adult novels that’ll add sunshine to your summer – BuzzFeed

The healing power of queer coming-of-age stories – The New York Times

‘Let Me Hear a Rhyme’ drama from Morenike Balogun, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson & Morgan Cooper in works at Peacock – Deadline

Q&A with the authors of ‘Blackout’ – Publishers Weekly

Sanaa Lathan to make feature directorial debut with Paramount Players’ ‘On the Come Up’ – Deadline

YA fiction: love of all shapes amidst the ruins – The Irish Times