Six New Things

The American Library Association announced their 2020 Youth Media Award Winners, including Kwame Alexander‘s stunningly beautiful The Undefeated (Versify) and Jerry Craft‘s thoughtful New Kid. And it’s time for readers of all ages to “pay attention” to Khristi Lauren Adams‘, Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color (Broadleaf).

Congregational Leaders may want to head back to school with Prof. Anthony Bateza on The Challenge of Leadership: Ministering in an Election Year; Mark Yaconelli‘s The Art and Craft of Personal Storytelling; join Rob Bell for a Master Class in Communication; or find Courage to Lead: A Retreat Series for Faith Leaders at Camp Onomia.

Those with a passion for justice may find joy participating in Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2020 National Convention or at The Naming Project‘s Adult Camp fundraiser for their Youth Summer Camp.

And folks of all ages will find something interesting at the Minnesota Conference of the UCC’s Outdoor Ministry lineup.

Those inclined to stay indoors may find hope in Eric F.H. Law‘s, Fear Not: Living Grace and Truth in a Frightened World (Chalice), which includes suggested activities, discussion questions and tips for creating small groups; the 20th Anniversary Edition of Fleming Rutledge‘s, Help My Unbelief (Eerdmans); or a cohort may want to join the Upper Room’s Online Classroom for Lent.

Give your youngest readers (and yourself!) some hope in these final winter days by sharing Binkle’s Time to Fly (Flyaway) and Little Mole Finds Hope (Beaming).