Archive for the 'Books' Category

In this Unabridged Book Club discussion, we talk about Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. This phenomenal book is a remix for young people of Kendi’s original Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, and we all felt that it was a phenomenal read and is such a great fit for the classroom.

 

Bookish Check-In

Ashley - Tiffany D. Jackson’s Monday’s Not ComingJen - Robert Kolker’s Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American FamilySara - Sheila Williams’s The Secret Women 

 

Book Pairings

 

Ashley - Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele’s When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Jen - Kwame Mbalia’s Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

Sara - Nic Stone’s Dear Martin and Rita Williams-Garcia’s One Crazy Summer

 

Give Me One - Favorite Dessert

 

Ashley - Oreo Ice Cream Dessert (This recipe is similar to the handwritten one I have)

Jen - Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

Sara - Ice cream, but Sara also recommends Monster Cookie Dough Dip

 

Other Mentions

 

Tiffany D. Jackson's Allegedly

Jamie Golden with The Popcast

@readwithtoni buddy read for Hidden Valley Road (Don't miss our episode with Toni!)

the Hamilton musical

Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy

Unabridged Episode - Great Books for the Classroom Written by Black Authors

Revisionist History episode, "The Lady Vanishes" (Note: In the episode, Jen mentions a Freakonomics episode about the Prime Minister of New Zealand and says she'll check on the link. This episode of Revisionist History, about the Prime Minister of Australia, is the correct reference.)

Ibram X. Kendi's interview on Armchair Expert

 

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In this Unabridged Podcast episode, we are sharing about a favorite topic of ours, seasonal reads. We discuss some favorite reads that revolve around winter in some way, including Fredrik Backman’s Beartown, Eowyn Ivey’s The Snow Child, Ruta Sepetys’s Between Shades of Gray, and George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series.

 

Our Recommendations

Ashley -

Fredrik Backman’s Beartown

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods

 

Sara -

Megan Collins’s The Winter Sister

Eowyn Ivey’s The Snow Child

 

Jen -

Ruta Sepetys’s Between Shades of Gray

George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series

 

Other Mentions

Ruta Sepetys's Salt to the Sea

American Gods - the TV series

The 100 - the TV series

Game of Thrones series

Modern Mrs. Darcy - Anne Bogel's blog

What Should I Read Next - Anne Bogel's podcast

 

Give Me One - Favorite Cold Weather Activity or Drink

Ashley - sledding and hot chocolate

Sara - visiting a local vineyard

Jen - making snow cream

 

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Timeline

*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00-00:54

*Main Discussion: 00:54-37:15

*​Book Pairings: 37:20-47:50

*Classroom Connections: 47:50-50:07

 

Book Pairings

*Sara - Jennifer Brown's The Hate List

*Jen - Edgar Cantero's Meddling Kids

*Ashley - Meg Wolitzer's Belzhar

*Jenni - Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians

 

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Books and Authors Mentioned

*Berenstain Bears

*Curious George

*Mo Willems's Elephant & Piggie and Mo Willems and Laurie Keller's We Are Growing

*Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

*Hilo series - Judd Winick on Twitter

*Harry Potter - illustrated series

*C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia

*Diary of a Wimpy Kid

*Raina Telgemeier

*Ramona books

*Series of Unfortunate Events

*Kwame Alexander

(nonfiction books (Presidents, heroes from the Bible, kids who are in trouble)

*Malala

*The Running Dream

*Llama Llama Red Pajama

*Geronimo Stilton's Kingdom of Fantasy

*Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Monsters Love Underpants

*Creepy Pair of Underwear

*Captain Underpants

*Wonder (on audio)

*Chronicles of Narnia (on audio)

*Jean Fritz's Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider and Why Not, Lafayette?

*Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon

*Lisa McMann's The Unwanted series

*Holes on audio

*Disney records with stories (available on amazon?)

 

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Spoilers are inevitable throughout our discussion, so check out the timeline if you want to avoid them.

timeline

*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00-0:45

*Main Discussion: 0:46-28:08 - Spoilers at 11:10 (skip to Book Pairings!)

*​Book Pairings: ​28:09-41:06

Classroom Connections: 41:07-45:48


book pairings

*Jen - Sandhya Menon's When Dimple Met Rishi

*Ashley - Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

*Sara - Kathryn Erskine's Mockingbird

*Jenni - John Green's The Fault in Our Stars


what's coming up next?

*Episode 4, Short Story Episode - Our Young Relatives' Favorite Reads

*Episode 5, Our Book Club's Book - One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

*Episode 6, Short Story Episode - Recommended Series

*Episode 7, Young Adult Book - Turtles All the Way Down​ by John Green

 

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Recommendations

*What Should I Read Next (podcast)

*Modern Mrs. Darcy (blog)

*Book Riot (website)

*Book Riot - The Podcast (podcast)

*Get Booked (podcast)

*Annotated (podcast)

*Recommended (podcast)

 

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NOTE: Spoilers are inevitable throughout our discussion, so consider whether or not to listen if you haven't yet read the book!

timeline

*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00-1:01

*Main Discussion: 1:02-19:35

​*Book Pairings: 19:51-27:00

*Classroom Connections: 27:01-30:05

book pairings

*Jen - Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

*Ashley - Peter Heller's The Dog Stars

*Sara - Fannie Flagg's Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man

*Jenni - Julie Kibler's Calling Me Home

 

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Welcome to Unabridged, the podcast where four teachers take on books.To follow along with our schedule, visit our website, unabridgedpod.com. In our episodes, we’ll chat about our Book Club’s pick of the month, discuss selected young adult novels, recommend related books, and share our nerdy English teacher love of reading.  You want opinions about books?  We’ve got them.

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