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June 24, 2018

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No Kids in Cages UPDATE: the fundraising campaign aimed at helping the migrant children separated from their parents at the southern US border has exploded. Organizers say the original fundraising goal of  $24K was met within 24  hours, The goal has since been hiked to $200K and is likely to be increased again as donations continue to pour in. Moreover, the campaign is now offering other like-minded #kidlit writers the chance to add their own names to the original statement in opposition to family separation. Even though the Trump administration has reversed its policy on removing children from their parents, there is no clear plan to reunite children currently in custody with their parents.



June 20, 2018

Standing Up against the separation of families: Kidlit Says No Kids in Cages. This fundraiser started by authors Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz now totals twenty kidlit authors, who released a statement on Monday, June 18, condemning the U.S. policy of separating children from their immigrant parents as they cross the border. “We believe the “Zero Tolerance” directive issued by Attorney General Jeff Sessions is cruel, immoral and outrageous. We believe the Department of Justice is engaging in practices that should be restricted to the pages of dystopian novels.”

Contributions will be divided evenly between Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, the ACLU, the Women’s Refugee Commission, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), and Al Otro Lado.

NOTE: Error correction: this article previously stated that the amount raised by this group was $1.6 million. That was incorrect. As of Wednesday, June 20, the group had raised nearly $161,000 with a goal at that time to reach $175,000. We apologize for the error.

June 7, 2018

It won’t’ be about Harry Potter, but J. K. Rowling says she’s planning to write another middle-grade book soon. She teases the news on her website, saying she’s been “playing with the …. story for about six years…” She says the new book won’t be about wizarding either.