Posted on January 15, 2024 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Catch up quick with the bookish news of the past few days ... or take a deeper dive into each story. Your choice!

  • Author Judy Blume will receive the first-ever Eleanor Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award for Bravery in Literature; organizers also announced the inaugural Roosevelt award-winning "authors and books that advance human rights in the face of an alarming rise in book banning and censorship" (The Associated Press).

  • Winter weather wasn't the only danger that Minnesota libraries had to deal with recently: several locations were the targets of bomb threats over the past week (Book Riot).

  • Watercolor artist Robert Andrew Parker, who illustrated dozens of children's books in addition to other textual works, has died the age of ninety-seven (The New York Times).

  • Massachusetts lawmakers have presented bills in both the House and Senate that would prevent books' removals from schools or libraries over personal or political beliefs (Book Riot).

Categories: Today in Books

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Right on
William | 1/15/24 at 1:08 PM
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