News to Wake Your Brain Cells – Oct 8

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

15 must-read October children’s book releases – Book Riot

Children’s book awards that celebrate diversity – SLJ

David Walliams: ‘Harmful’ Chinese character removed from children’s book – BBC News

How the Clique books taught me to hate other girls and myself – New York Times

‘I, Witness’ makes world events visceral for young readers – NPR

Shang-Chi director to helm American Born Chinese series for Disney+ – Tor

‘The stories will be the last thing to go’: Robert Munsch on his legacy as one of Canada’s great storytellers – CBC

Why parents tried to ban this children’s book about a Chinese immigrant family – Yahoo

LIBRARIES

Mid-Continent Public Library Board blasted as banned books comments suggest censorship – KCUR

Sexual harassment, intimidation, violence on the job worsened during pandemic, librarians report – CBC

Why investing in libraries is a climate justice issue – Next City

Wyoming librarians under fire for books about sex, LGBTQ – The Washington Post

YA LIT

11 new YA books you won’t want to miss this October – PopSugar

How students fought a book ban and won, for now – New York Times

Top new YA books in October 2021 – Den of Geek

Westworld’s Gina Atwater to adapt YA fantasy novel ‘Raybearer’ for Netflix series – Collider

One thought on “News to Wake Your Brain Cells – Oct 8

  1. Thanks as always, Tasha! I love waking up on Saturday morning to know that your round-up is here. Had hoped to see the Diverse Book Awards list, but can’t get it to come up – probably a website issue.

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