News to Wake Your Brain Cells – Nov. 5


12 must-read November children’s book releases – Book Riot

Alex Gino’s children’s novel George retitled Melissa ‘to respect trans heroine’ – The Guardian

I tried to redpill my son with these far-right children’s books – Rolling Stone

Kirkus Prize winners revealed in virtual ceremony – Kirkus

Robert Munsch’s classic The Paper Bag Princess has been optioned to become a film – CBC


Being a librarian: expectations vs. reality – Book Riot

Blind people won the right to break ebook DRM. In 3 years, they’ll have to do it again. – Wired

Books probed by a Texas lawmaker by women, people of color, LGBTQ writers. They’re asking: ‘Really?’ – The Dallas Morning News

Creating safer libraries – Public Libraries

More public libraries, including New York Public Library, have eliminated fines for overdue books – Forbes

Texas governor decries school library books with ‘pornographic or obscene material’ – NPR

US files antitrust suit to stop major book publisher merger – ABC News


10 YA novels released in 2021 that deserve movie/TV adaptations – ScreenRant

12 inclusive YA books your middle schooler won’t be able to put down – SheKnows

The 16 most anticipated YA books to read in November – Epic Reads

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

Four fan-favorite YA trilogies come to an end this fall – Publishers Weekly

Mariko Tamaki debuts new LGBTQ+ graphic novel imprint – Publishers Weekly

New YA retellings to fall into – Book Riot