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Free Book Access To Kids In England Through Virtual Library

Oak National Academy and The National Literacy Trust formed a virtual library to give children in England free access to e-books and audiobooks online while the schools are closed because of the pandemic. Since January 4th, Oak National Academy, funded by the Department for Education, has provided 28 million lessons and 4.1 million pupils have accessed their resources.

Sisters In Crime’s New Pride Award

Sisters In Crime have a policy requiring past presidents to create a legacy project, and past president Sherry Harris’ legacy project has been announced: SinC Pride Award for Emerging LGBTQIA+ Crime Writers. The annual grant will award $2,000 to an emerging writer in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Letter Signed By Hundreds In Publishing Objecting To Future Trump Team Book Deals

Authors, agents, editors, and many in the literary community have signed an open letter urging publishers to not sign book deals with members of the Trump administration after years of cruelty and harm. “Consequently, we believe: No participant in an administration that caged children, performed involuntary surgeries on captive women, and scoffed at science as millions were infected with a deadly virus should be enriched by the almost rote largesse of a big book deal. And no one who incited, suborned, instigated, or otherwise supported the January 6, 2021 coup attempt should have their philosophies remunerated and disseminated through our beloved publishing houses.”

How to Handle Fictional Character Deaths With Kids

Know some kids who are about to learn their favorite character dies? Here’s how one reader handles fictional character deaths with kids.