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CCBC Choices List 2022

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The CCBC: (Children’s Cooperative Book Center) has released its 2022 choices list. The wide-ranging list has 273 best-of-the-year choices in books including non-fiction, poetry, picture and early readers, middle grade and young adult.

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MUF is delighted to recognize on this list so many authors we’ve had a chance to chat with here on our blog:

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Congratulations to all of the creators on the list!

The Children’s Cooperative Book Center is a noncirculating library that is part of the school for education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Among their annual reports, CCBC librarians release their Choices list and a deeply-researched assessment of diversity in publishing.

World Read Aloud Day 2022

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World Read Aloud Day

Back for its 13th year, World Read Aloud Day 2022 invites the world to slow down and sit down together on February 2, 20220, to read. Created by Litworld and sponsored by Scholastic, the yearly event is intended to bring people together in a common love of books and stories.

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Scholastic and LitWorld to Host Free Virtual Event Series Leading Up to World Read Aloud Day Annual Celebration on February 2, 2022.

Virtual Events

This year, virtual events to mark World Read Aloud Day begin on January 31 and will continue through February 2. The events include sing-along sessions for the kids, chats about parenting, and a presentation with Q and A from I SURVIVED series author Lauren Tarshis. For a full list of events, click here.

All readers and event participants are encouraged to share the word with the #WorldReadAloud hashtag on social media — tell us what you’re reading and what you love!

((Like the I Survived series? Read MUF contributor Meira Drazin’s interview with her here.))

According to Scholastic,  173 countries celebrate this day of reading.

SLJ Best Books 2021

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‘Tis the season of giving and gratitude, and we at MUF are grateful to spy several of the authors we admire most make the School Library Journal Best Middle-Grade Books of 2021 list.

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The prestigious list includes 139 titles from seven categories, this year including “a breakout list of poetry.” (SLJ)  Many congratulations to all the authors. We’ve been lucky to feature two of them on our We Need Diverse MG Mixed-Up Files series and we’d love to feature more stars from the rest of this list in the coming year.

Chad Lucas

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Saadia Faruqi

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Chrystal Giles

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Shakirah Bourne

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