News to Wake Your Brain Cells – August 6

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

14 must-read August children’s book releases – Book Riot

Another way libraries can be supportive to new parents – ALSC Blog

Nine picture books that illuminate Black Joy – Greater Good Magazine

LIBRARIES

One of the very fascinating things happening in libraries is the donation of books from the New Zealand National Library to the Internet Archive. As always, I am very pro Internet Archive, an organization proving that libraries have lending rights, even with digital copies. Here are two articles, one on each side from Newsroom:

Controlled digital lending – is it ‘piracy’?

The National Library loses the plot, again

New York Public Library employees’ growing Covid-19 concerns – Book Riot

YA LIT

August’s best YA books are full of magic, romance, and coming-of-age tales – PopSugar

An interview with Printz Award Honoree Traci Chee, author of We Are Not Free – The Hub

Monsters and magic run in the family in these 2 YA novels – NPR

R. L. Stein & Boom! Studios partner for new YA Halloween graphic novel – ScreenRant

Top new YA books in August 2021 – Den of Geek

Young adult fiction: the expanding genre attracts more than just teens to its pages – GBH

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