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Reasons to Love Libraries: 23 Notable Authors and Public Figures Share Their Joy
By SLJ staff
 They are a community’s soul, “cathedrals to who we should be as a society,” and so much more.


A Librarian in the Library Is Good: John Oliver, ‘Abbott Elementary’ on an institution worth fighting for | From the Editor
By Kathy Ishizuka
Can exposure in popular media make a difference? Given the sheer reach of these shows, it’s hard to imagine they haven’t raised awareness of libraries and the larger stakes currently at play.


Q&A: Mo Willems Talks About His YouTube Channel, Summer Memories, and Stumbling Through the Creative Life
By Florence Simmons
The New York Times best-selling author and Caldecott Honor-awarded picture book illustrator talks with School Library Journal about creating the Mo Willems Workshop channel and how librarians can use it with their students.


New Manga from Viz, Kodansha, and More! | Manga Roundup
By SLJ Reviews 
Seven new manga releases that are sure to be a hit with YA readers.


19 Books Featuring Incarcerated Family Members for Young Readers of All Ages
By Rachel Owens
Stories of children with parents behind bars are as diverse as the millions of real-life kids familiar with the experience. These 19 fiction and nonfiction titles may offer an empathetic, metaphoric hand for young readers to hold.

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