Five Inspiring Reads from Around the Web

Between the news, the changing administration, and the constant fight for rights and equality, we know that we’ll experience some trying times ahead. But if nothing else, protests across the country and the world indicate that people will fight for their basic human rights and the human rights of others. To stay inspired, we’ve gathered five of our favorite reads from around the web.

Introducing Daliyah, the 4-year-old Girl Who Has Read More Than 1,000 Books5 Favorite Reads
Daliyah Marie Arana of Gainesville, Georgia paid the Library of Congress a visit for a chance to shadow Carla Hayden as “Librarian For The Day.”

Students Write Children’s Books Inspired by Their Own Life Journeys
“As part of a project called Viajes de Mi Vida — or, Journeys of My Life — De La O and about 70 of his classmates conceived, wrote and illustrated children’s storybooks in English and Spanish that are now in the hands of Salvadoran schoolchildren.”

Director John Chu Turns to Social Media to Cast ‘Crazy Rich Asians’
Aspiring actors and actresses, take note! Director Jon M. Chu is putting together an all Asian cast for his upcoming “Crazy Rich Asians” movie adaptation based on the best-selling book.

Transcript: Barack Obama on What Books Mean to Him
Former President Barack Obama discusses the importance of books and what stories truly meant to him as a child in this interview with New York Times chief book critic Michiko Kakutani.

On the Use of Sensitivity Readers in Publishing
In this Literary Hub article, publisher Stacy Whitman, author Becky Albertalli, and sensitivity reader Sangu Mandanna discuss the role of cultural experts and sensitivity readers in publishing.

What did we miss? Share some of your favorite reads in the comments!