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Milwaukee-based book influencer Cree Myles curates Penguin Random House's All Ways Black Instagram account. Isaiah Joseph hide caption

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How one book influencer championing Black authors is changing publishing

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Beach Lane Books

Behold! 'The Great Zapfino' takes a big leap to overcome his fears

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Among the books banned in Llano County, Texas, public libraries were: Robie H. Harris's It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health; Isabel Wilkerson's Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents; and Maurice Sendak's In the Night Kitchen. Marco Storel/NPR hide caption

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A visitor reads a book at a book fair during a Publishers Forum in Lviv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. A regional council in western Ukraine had passed a motion to ban all Russian-language books, films and songs in the region. Mykola Tys/AP hide caption

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Russian invasion upends young, flourishing Ukrainian publishing industry

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Doubleday Books for Young Readers

As 'The Velveteen Rabbit' turns 100, its message continues to resonate

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Graphic novelist George O'Connor treats the Olympians as both a family and as distinct gods and goddesses, each with their own personality. Macmillan Children's Publishing Group / First Second hide caption

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Graphic novels about Greek gods that don't talk down to kids

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Scholastic/Kaepernick Publishing

Colin Kaepernick says 'I Color Myself Different' in his first children's book

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Yevgenia Belorusets is a writer and photographer living in Kyiv. Olga Tsybulska./One Direction hide caption

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In Ukraine, writer-photographer Yevgenia Belorusets documents Kyiv's displaced

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Milkweed Editions

'a Year & Other Poems' examines the passing of time alongside the passing of grief

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Daniel Minter/ Alfred. A Knopf Books for Young Readers

A kids' book travels through history to ask: Where does 'Blue' come from?

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Cinco Puntos Press / Lee & Low Books

Grandma's garden of magical rocks is 'Where Wonder Grows'

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An illustration of Henry Barajas and his great-grandfather, Ramon Jaurigue, in the graphic novel La Voz De M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo. J. Gonzo hide caption

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For this Latinx graphic novelist, superheroes can be real. They can even be family

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