From BrainPickings: Rebecca Solnit's Lovely Letter to Children About How Books Solace, Empower, and Transform Us
From Shelf Awareness: AAP Sales: Huge Jump for Trade Titles in November (and LOOK at the Children's Books!)
From The Art Room Plant: Semen Bukharin is a school janitor who decided to entertain the children by making snow paintings for them as he cleared the paths - this is PURE creative JOY!
From SLJ: Engaging Young Citizen Activists
From Book Riot: Goodnight Moon is Overrated and Other Controversial Kidlit Opinions (with suggested alternatives)
From TES: How reading could reduce anxiety
From The Bookseller: Bluemoose reveals plans to publish only female writers in 2020
From The Guardian: Publishers failing to improve racial and regional diversity, survey finds
From Shelf Awareness: Soucebooks Expands Children's Publishing Division (this is the publisher of my novel, A BIRD ON WATER STREET)
And more from PW about Sourcebooks' new imprints
From SLJ: Author Bill Konigsberg Calls for Continued Conversation in Response to Hatred and Bigotry
From The Atlantic: Fairy Tales for Young Socialists: A collection of political fables from late-19th- and early-20th-century Great Britain offers striking allegories that remain pertinent today.
From Brain Pickings: A 100-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor on How Books Save Lives
From The Scottish Book Trust: Great Books By Scottish LGBTQ Authors
From Scholastic Parents: 10 Books Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. for Early Readers