News to Wake Your Brain Cells – July 16


The beguiling legacy of “Alice in Wonderland” – The New Yorker

Newbery Medal winner Kwame Alexander partners with GBH Kids on new children’s animated series – GBH

Pleasure and spaciousness: Poet Naomi Shihab Nye’s advice on writing, discipline, and the two driving forces of creativity – Brain Pickings


The first joint intellectual freedom awards – Intellectual Freedom Blog

Right-wingers are taking over library boards to remove books on racism – TruthOut


21 YA romances we’re looking forward to in 2021 – BuzzFeed

Goosebumps author RL Stine: ‘The only lesson in my books is to run’ – The Guardian

The Obamas’ production company is producing an anthology series for Netflix about love during a blackout – Collider

The unexpected adulthood of Gossip Girl creator Cecily von Ziegesar – Town & Country

White gatekeeping in YA harms teen readers – Book Riot