News to Wake Your Brain Cells – June 25

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

ABA 2021 Booksellers’ Choice winners announced – Books+Publishing

7 books on the refugee experience every child should read – TRT World

21 books for kids and young adults to read for National Indigenous History Month – CBC

Ibram X. Kendi recommends 6 books to help your kids understand race – NPR

A Juneteenth celebration of children’s books featuring Black characters – Boston Children’s Hospital

Meet Sydney Taylor, unsung creator of the All-of-a-Kind Family – The New York Times

Pride is for all ages: recommendations for LGBTQIA+ friendly children’s books – Nerds and Beyond

These children’s biographies about great women will inspire & educate – Romper

‘We didn’t use to have children’s books that talk about difficult issues’: Author of picture book on Dr. Fauci discusses COVID’s impact on kids – MarketWatch

Who is John Newbery? A major children’s book award was named after him – The Washington Post

LIBRARIES

Public libraries are reopening. What do they add to your community? – KALW

YA LIT

8 of the best new queer YA books – Elle

Bestselling YA authors of “Blackout” on importance of centering, celebrating Black love – CBS News

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