This Week’s Tweets

Here are the items I shared on Twitter this week:



During #LatinoBooksMonth we’re celebrating Latino authors, illustrators and books that highlight Latino culture and Latin-American identity! Check out a full range of titles here:

Hate Reading? Do It Anyway! | ShelfTalker #Reading

Problematic Patterns In White Narratives About BIPOC Critique #kidlit #yalit


Diversity and inclusion: More than books on the shelves: Latest Library Links –


10 Great Standalone YA Fantasy Books #yalit

11 Books With South Asian Characters You Should Read in 2019… via @pooja_makhijani @TeenVogue

Finding Diverse Books…

This Week’s Tweets

Here are the items I shared on Twitter this week:


Highlights for Children Sells Boyds Mills Press to Kane Press #kidlit #publishing

“Naomi Shihab Nye is the #Poetry Foundation’s Young People’s Poet Laureate, serving from 2019 to 2021.”… #kidlit #YALit

“Thanks to everyone who has been sending me books and articles about the racism and hatred expressed when people of African descent are equivocated with monkeys, apes or gorillas.”

These books are literally for us by us! Here’s 13 books by Black authors for Black children.


“As the public good is relentlessly plundered by a tiny global elite, the persistence of libraries is both a total surprise and completely necessary.”

Chicago Public Library staffing slammed again by inspector general #libraries


Look Both Ways – Preview of Jason Reynold’s New Book –


This Week Tweets

Here are the items I shared on Twitter this week:


15 Of The Absolute Best Podcasts for Children’s Books #kidlit

A is for Activist: why children’s books are getting political #kidlit

Baltimore Mayor Resigns in Wake of Children’s Book Scandal –

Five questions for Raúl the Third — The Horn Book #kidlitart

Minneapolis writer Pete Hautman wins Edgar for best juvenile novel #kidlit

Nonfiction Authors Dig Deep by Traci Sorell #kidlit

Onjali Rauf: ‘My mother said publishing was a white world, but I should always try’ #kidlit

PW – Now You See Me, Now You Don’t – a story of soft censorship #kidlit

Read Rare Classic Children’s Books for Free Through the Library of Congress #kidlit

What Happens When a Young Syrian Refugee Ends Up in Cincinnati? –

Where Were The Girls Like Me In All The Horse Books I Read As A Kid? #kidlit

Who Wet This Interview? Bob Shea and Zachariah OHora Fess Up —


14 of the World’s Most Charming Libraries #libraries

“The American Library”: stunning installation by Yinka Shonibare, at Speed Museum Louisville KY. Remarkable statement on immigration, colonialism, diversity, libraries.…

Halifax Public Libraries cooks up new approach to tackle food insecurity | CBC News #libraries

No One Reads On The Job — And 6 Other Things I Learned Working In A Library #libraries


Behind the Design: ‘With the Fire on High’ by Elizabeth Acevedo #yalit

Controversial YA Novel Pulled by Author to Be Published This Fall #YAlit

Q & A with Elizabeth Acevedo #YAlit

This Week’s Tweets


Alex Rider TV show reveals who’ll play the teen spy #kidlit

‘Every Child Should Find Themselves In a Book’ Speaking With Illustrator Melissa Sweet #kidlit

‘Nearing 90,’ Judith Viorst Says She’s Never Been Happier #kidlit

Reading While White – An Open Letter to the Children’s Book Guild – please sign your support for Carole Lindstrom and Dr. Debbie Reese #kidlit

Why Harry Potter and Paddington Bear are essential reading … for grown-ups –


‘Extraordinary’ 500-year-old library catalogue reveals books lost to time #libraries

Ignore the click-bait headline. Inside you will find a look at the homelessness crisis in America as it plays out in public libraries across the country –

‘It brings them closer to home’: Winnipeg Public Library wants to modernize its multilingual book collection | CBC News #libraries

Why Libraries Make Excellent Coworking Spaces For Entrepreneurs #libraries

This Week’s Tweets

Narnia business


8 Books about Passover for Children and Babies #kidlit
22 Children’s Books that Teach Kids to Be Kind –
BookRiot – Young At Heart: 25 Children’s Books About Grandparents #kidlit
Celebrating Ramona Quimby’s enduring appeal –
Fewer than 2% of British children’s authors are people of colour #kidlit
Netflix Turning ‘A Babysitter’s Guide To Monsters’ Into Family Film; Rachel Talalay To Direct #kidlit
Publishers Weekly Q & A with Hafsah Faizal –
Publisher’s Weekly – What We Know About 2018 Graphic Novel Sales #graphicnovels #kidlit

Today on RWW, Nina reflects on #Arbuthnot19 & how the work of Dr. Reese and other BIPOC is framed within the field of youth literature. #DiversityJedi…

‘White characters are the default’ in kids’ books #kidlit #Diversity

Why ‘seeing yourself matters’ in children’s books: the black debut children’s novelist inspiring BAME readers to see themselves positively in the stories they read |@BBCNews

Etsy Art Print Poster. Just the thing for your break room.


‘Nesting’ and ‘Blending’: How Gen Z Approaches Study and Work #libraries

On Creating Bookshelves For An All-Digital Public Library #libraries

Shh, No Roaring! When A Lion Lived In The Downtown Milwaukee Library Building #libraries


Critiquing Cultural Appropriation in Books That Are Kinda Meh #yalit

This Week’s Tweets

Here are my tweets from the last week:


8 Awesome Queer Books for the Youth and Tweens in Your Life

How This Guy Used Kids’ Books to Become the Biggest ‘Jeopardy!’ Winner Ever

New York Times – Entrancing Poetry Picture Books

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani receives 2018 Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature


9 facts about librarians you probably didn’t know

17 Horror Stories From Librarians That Will Make You Say, “Oh No, No, No, NO”

Award-winning libraries rewrite the book on good design

Beyond books: The big benefits of a free library card

Carla Hayden’s plan to digitize the treasures of the Library of Congress –

Huge majority of New Yorkers say budget cuts for public libraries would hurt communities across the city: poll

In Praise of Public Libraries

National Geographic – See 23 of the world’s most enchanting libraries


How I Read 100 Books in a Year

Kids who are read to before kindergarten know 1 million more words


10 Political YA Books to Keep You Engaged

The Best YA Books Written By Black Women That You Haven’t Read Yet

‘Serious Moonlight’ author Jenn Bennett’s best YA romance books

Your Handy Guide To YA’s Best Fantasy Epics

This Week’s Tweets

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10 Picture Books To Broaden the Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Palate

2019 Carle Honors Announced

Author Spotlight with Jerry Craft

Books on Film: A Conversation with Arthur Geisert — 100 Scope Notes

Books on Film: Meg Medina Reacts to Her Newbery Win

Campaigners hail ‘seismic shift’ in diversity of US children’s books

Colourful new coin depicts ‘beloved’ Peter Rabbit

How The Very Hungry Caterpillar Became a Classic

Minnesota teachers are taking initiative and writing a different kind of kid’s book

Netflix and Gurinder Chadha to Adapt Pashmina

Obituary: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

PRH Acquires U.K.’s Little Tiger Group

Q & A with Cynthia Lord

Q & A with Lucy Strange – just finished this one! Expect a glowing review in a few weeks.

These 20 Children’s Books About Spring Will Help You Celebrate The Happy Season


The bias hiding in your library

You can now grab a fancy cocktail at the Boston Public Library – The Boston Globe


10 Young Adult Books You’ll Want to Devour, Regardless of Your Age – Oprah Mag

EW talks YA: These harrowing tales of trauma and grief find the light

Five questions for Laurie Halse Anderson — The Horn Book

Sharp Drop in Sales of YA Novels – The Boar

What Austin Teens Wish Publishers Knew | ShelfTalker


This Week’s Tweets

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How Author Kwame Alexander Writes Children’s Literature That Everyone Can Read

Michelle Obama Revealed Her Favorite Children’s Books of All Time

The Oldest American Picture Book Still in Print is Obviously About Cats –


9 Unexpected Benefits That Come with Having a Library Card


Read Like a Child, Don’t Fall Into the Trap of Competitive Reading


‘I want stories about gays in space’: How LGBTQ young adult literature is changing

Menstruate? Celebrate! New Novel Urges Girls To Embrace ‘The Moon Within’ – NPR –

‘My Brother’s Husband’: Young adult literature from Japan attracts a new global audience | The Japan Times

This Week’s Tweets

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15 Children’s Books about Gender Identity

Children’s book about Syrian refugee wins Blue Peter award

The Evolving Role of Race in Children’s Lit, From ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘The Hate U Give’ – EdSurge News

Kids Can Press’ ‘Most Magnificent Thing’ Animated Short Is Out From Nelvana

Spring 2019’s Best Children’s and Middle Grade Books | Bookish


A futuristic library in France is like the city’s living room (pictures)


How Does Generation Z Read?

‘I can get any novel I want in 30 seconds’: can book piracy be stopped?

Parents urged to keep reading to children in their teens –

Set the children free – show them the joy of reading for reading’s sake | Lola Okolosie


8 YA science fiction and fantasy books you must pick up in March

From Close-Knit to Complicated: Kate A. Boorman’s Favorite YA Novels About Families | Bookish

Spring 2019’s Can’t-Miss Young Adult Books | Bookish

Spring 2019’s Most-Anticipated Young Adult Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Bookish

These 10 Quotes from SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson Deserve To Be Shouted