News to Wake Your Brain Cells – July 9


The best picture books of 2021 so far – AV Club

Cinco Puntos Press founders reflect on legacy, decision to sell – KTEP

Lil’ Libros, the bilingual children’s publisher that’s changing the rules of the game – BELatina

‘They need to see themselves’: NC libraries push for AAPI representation in kids books – The News & Observer

Why are there so many Holocaust books for kids? – New York Times


Finding diverse books without a hashtag – ALSC Blog

From art to acoustic guitars, Columbus-area libraries offer a lot more than books – The Columbus Dispatch

How do we get people to come back to the library? Four ideas that can help you rebuild use of your library – Super Library Marketing


All the new young adult SFF books arriving in July! – Tor

For twin authors Sarena and Sasha Nanua, YA fantasy novels are a family affair – Toronto Star

‘I learned kids like me didn’t get to exist in stories, and so for years I wrote myself out’ – The Irish Times

So good: the best young adult novels to read on the beach during summer 2021 – J-14