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Highlights Magazine, a Staple Of Childhood, Takes a Political Stance On Detention Facilities For Children

We couldn't be prouder.

Our favorite childhood magazine 'Highlights' did not turn out to be problematic, with the CEO of the company stepping forward to take a strong political stance against the detention camps at the border.

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Things We Saw Today: The Heathers Reboot Has a Trailer & It Has Much, MUCH Damage

Where do we even start with this mess?

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La Vida de Selena Is Selling Out on Amazon

The power of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez is unmatched by most.

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Best Children’s Books For Your Hogwarts House, and Yes, Little Women Is Included

Wit Beyond Measure

We looked at some of our favorite children's books and decided which ones we thought best fit each house. Which would you have chosen?

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Watch LeVar Burton Read Goodnight Moon to Neil deGrasse Tyson and Feel All Your Burdens Lift

Tyson cuddles up beside Burton with a blanket and stuffed animal while Burton takes them through Goodnight Moon. I don't know about you, but I felt healed on a spiritual level just watching this. If I had kids, I would set this video beside them at night to fall asleep. Hell, I'm going to set it beside me to fall asleep at night.

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Go Away Neo-Nazis, No One Wants to Read Your White Supremacist Children’s Books

Matt Furie, the creator of Pepe the Frog, shut down sales of an Islamophobic children's book using the character to preach intolerance.

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Things We Saw Today: Trump Sends Legit Hate Group and Anti-Women Group to Rep the U.S. At U.N.

Because of COURSE he did.

The 61st annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is happening now through March 24th, and all U.N. members are asked to send representatives to the session as they work to create real gender equality. So who does Trump send as part of the U.S. delegation? Members of an organization officially recognized as a hate group, and members of another organization that isn't a hate group per se...they just really don't like women and gay people having rights and stuff.

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Only 22% of Children’s Book Characters Were People of Color in 2016

According to analysis from the Cooperative Children's Book Center, approximately 22% of children's books published in 2016 were about people of color, and approximately 12% were written or illustrated by people of color.

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Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, & Boyz II Men Lend Voices to Animated Adaptation of Children’s Classic The Snowy Day

Amazon just shared a clip of from their upcoming holiday special, "Snowy Day," which is based on the Caldecott medal-winning book by Ezra Jack Keats.

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Exclusive: Meet the Shy, Artistic Middle-Schooler We All Were In This First Look at the Cover Art For Invisible Emmie

If you're reading this site, there's a good chance that you may have been a shy, geeky kid with artsy interests. At least, that was my childhood. If you were, you may relate to the heroine of a new graphic novel from HarperCollins called Invisible Emmie by writer/artist Terri Libenson, a book that reminds us exactly what the wilds of middle school are like.

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Things We Saw Today: THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Live-Action Pokémon Movie Coming From Legendary

We've been talking about it since the spring, but it seems that now a Pokémon live-action film is actually coming, with Legendary Entertainment having won the bidding war for the rights.

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Hulu Releases Daniel Errico’s Second LGBTQIA Animated Fairy Tale Rosaline

Earlier this year, we saw Daniel Errico's adorable animated shortThe Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived, a fairy tale about Cedric, the pumpkin knight who rescues a pair of royal siblings and proposes to the prince. Now, he's released a new short about a lesbian heroine!

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Rebecca Sugar Announces Children’s Book Based on the Steven Universe Episode, “The Answer”

In News About Cute Things That Are Beyond Cute, Rebecca Sugar took to Tumblr today to announce that she has adapted the Steven Universe episode "The Answer" into a children's book!

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Beverly Cleary Talks Writing and Upcoming 100th Birthday

Beverly Cleary, the author who created childhood characters like Henry Huggins, Beezus and Ramona Quimby, and The Mouse on the Motorcycle is turning 100 next month.

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Disability in Kidlit and the Changing Landscape of Disabilities in Books: An Interview With Corinne Duyvis

Diversity in literature has become a big topic for discussion in recent years. There’s no denying we need more of it. Author Corinne Duyvis is one of the people working to promote diverse titles and change the way we read about the world through her books and the blog she co-founded Disability in Kidlit. Recently she spoke to us about the work she’s done, her writing, and her own experience with disabilities.

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Scholastic Doesn’t Like the Taste of A Birthday Cake For George Washington, Drops Book

Some good news in the world of children's literature on this Martin Luther King Jr. Day. You may have heard of a completely misguided children's book that was released by Scholastic earlier this month called A Birthday Cake For George Washington, by Ramin Ganeshram with illustrations by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. A cutesy, heartwarming story if not for the, you know, slavery. Thankfully, Scholastic has wised up and pulled the book.

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Wisconsin School Board Member Thinks Muppets Book “Too Graphic” for Kindergarteners

It doesn't get more myopic and ridiculous than this, folks. Mary Carney, a Marshfield, Wisconsin School Board member is currently fighting what she thinks is a worthwhile fight for the children of her state. She wants to ban the Muppets book, For Every Child, a Better World from the kindergarten curriculum. Why? Because it's "too graphic" for their pristine little heads.

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Disney and Ellen DeGeneres Adapting Children’s Book Castle Hangnail

Disney, who have optioned the movie rights for Ursula Vernon's book, Castle Hangnail are working with producers Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman at A Very Good Producion on an adaptation.

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Roald Dahl Happy Meals: UK McDonalds to Team Up With Author’s Estate to Distribute Books

James and the Giant Happy Meal.

McDonalds is teaming up with the Roald Dahl estate to distribute some of the author's books in some 14 million Happy Meals.

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Giveaway: Brian Selznick’s The Marvels Prize Pack

New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Brian Selznick's new book The Marvels comes out tomorrow, and to celebrate, we've got an awesome prize pack to hand out!

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