From The Washington Post: The best books for raising activist kids
From Chronicle Books: We Wish You More: A Wish for Amy Krouse Rosenthal - join in.
From Bookshelf: Ghost Libraries (image to the right by Zoe at Playing by the Book - click to see lots more images) - "As we continue to fight to save our local public library which turned 80 years old last week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the lifecycle of libraries and how they change over time, and what happens when they’re gone. Among other things, this has led me to visit several “ghost” libraries – buildings originally built as libraries, but which no longer house libraries, either because they’ve been moved to new buildings or simply because the library has been closed and lost entirely to its community. Hunting for these “ghosts” has been meditative and moving. I can’t help but wonder what books were read and borrowed, what lives were changed as a result of these former libraries."
From the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Blog: Words Shape Our Lives also, Achieving the Impossible
From Kidlit Artists: Composition is Like an Aquarium
From SLJs 100 Scope Notes: 2017 Books from Coretta Scott King Winners - Happy to see some friends in there!
From The Scottish Book Trust: 20 Empowering Books for Girls (8-11)
From Scottish Young Publishers: The Brexit Question: "The inevitable will happen so stay true to yourself."
From The New Yorker: How Educational Children's Books Are Explaining President Trump
From Hazel Terry's Thread, Fashion and Costume: Elaine Jae Jarrell - LOVE! It's like wearing a walking Baquiat painting!
From NPR: Author, 'Modern Love' Essayist (and Children's Book author) Amy Krouse Rosenthal Dies At 51 also at the Washington Post: It’s OK to be OK: The subtle inspiration of Amy Krouse Rosenthal
From SLJ: 15 STEM Titles to Celebrate Women