From Brain Pickings: Toni Morrison on the Power of Language: Her Spectacular Nobel Acceptance Speech After Becoming the First African American Woman Awarded the Accolade: “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”
From Slate: Toni Morrison Was So Much More Than a Novelist: As a critic, teacher, and editor, she carved out the space for a whole new kind of black writing.
From News-Press: Cape Coral poet Lee Bennett Hopkins dies at age 81 after prolific career in children's literature
From Brightly: The Surprising (and Scientifically Proven) Benefit of Reading to Toddlers
From Muddy Colors: Lightbox Expo: This September will see the launch of a new convention centered around the art and creators within the fields of Concept Art, Illustration, Animation, and Gaming. Begun by Bobby Chiu, a character designer and founder of Schoolism, and Jim Demonakos, founder of Emerald City Comic Con.
From Verily: Young Adult Fiction Worth Reading at Any Age: YA is just for teens? Think again.
From PW: Elliott Completes Purchase of B&N I'm not exactly sure what this is going to mean for big box book stores - let's hope it's good.
Fro SLJ: In Plain Sight: Supporting Students Who Are Homeless
From SLJ: Having Hard Conversations with Students, One Year After Parkland
From Wired: The Radical Transformation of the Textbook: Digital-first. Open source. Subscription. The way textbooks are bought and sold is changing—with serious implications for higher education.
From ChronicleVitae: OK, I Admit It: Productivity Is Overrated
From The Bookseller: PRH Children’s acquires Vincent’s Fairy Tales for Millennials See? I keep telling you they're coming back!
From We Grow Media: The Truth About Book Launches
From The Bookseller: Pearson hackers access thousands of student accounts
From ABC News: ‘Literary Lots’ spreads joy of reading in Cleveland neighborhood (video)