Posted on March 5, 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!

  • Suzette Baker, who was fired from the Llano County Public Library over her refusal to ban books, is now suing Llano County, the Llano County Commissioners, and the director of the Llano County Library System for wrongful termination (Book Riot).

  • Over five hundred authors of literature for younger readers, including Angie Thomas and and Jason Reynolds, have signed an open letter criticizing the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for the industry group's silence about the some 13,000 Gazan children who have died so far in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (Literary Hub).

  • See which authors and books won the 2024 Audie Awards (Audio Publishers Association).

  • Half of the novels on the Women's Prize longlist are debut ones (The Guardian).

  • A Massachusetts library is going fee-free in March ... if you show library staff a picture of a cat (any kind of picture and any cat), they'll waive charges for damaged, lost, or late items (Worcester Public Library).

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