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).
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