News to Wake Your Brain Cells – July 23

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Floyd Cooper, acclaimed children’s illustrator, dead at 65 – AL

LIBRARIES

It checks out — libraries are an “investment that’s well worth it” – Marketplace

YA LIT

15 best young adult books: from historical fiction to romantic comedies – The Independent

‘Future girl’ wins 2021 Readings YA book prize – Books+Publishing

Malcolm X series in the works from activist icon’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, Sony’s TriStar – Variety