News to Wake Your Brain Cells – Sept 17


11 enchanting children’s picture books that inspire a love of nature – Forbes

23 beautiful kids’ books to celebrate and honor Hispanic Heritage Month – Today

2021 Growing Good Kids Book Award winners – American Horticultural Society

Books can help kids learn about what happened on 9/11. Here are some good ones – NPR

Jason Reynolds: How can we connect with kids through the written word – NPR

Peter Sis – The Wall: how I grew up behind the Iron Curtain – ARTFIX daily

These kids’ books depicting ‘joyful, queer stories’ are being censored in Hungary and Russia – CBC


#SaveNilesLibrary – OIF Blog

Bias in the Library – WNYC

Guidance for social work positions at the library – Public Libraries Online

Utah librarians talk about 9/11, the Patriot Act, and how they became privacy warriors – The Salt Lake Tribune

When I was struggling, libraries gave me a place to belong – Good Housekeeping


13 must-read young adult novels by Latinx authors – PopSugar

26 must-have Latinx YA books filled with romance, history, and magical realism – SLJ

All the new young adult SFF books arriving in September – Tor

Malorie Blackman: ‘Hope is the spark’ – The Guardian