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61: Ibi Zoboi's PRIDE and AMERICAN STREET: Cherishing Culture - Unabridged Highlights

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We worked hard to avoid spoilers in this #unabridgedhighlights episode; see the timeline below to avoid spoilers in American Street. If you haven't read them yet, check out Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Remix and American Street by Ibi Zoboi!

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*Introduction and Overview of Episode: 0:00 - 01:26

*Discussion of Pride: 01:26 - 19:30

*Classroom Connections: 19:30 - 21:33

*Discussion of American Street: 21:33 - 51:53 --> Spoilers beginning 37:35

*Classroom Connections: 51:53 - 53:32

other mentions 

*Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice 

*Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give

*Sonia Nazario's Enrique's Journey

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Love Is in the Air - Romantic Books to Read in February

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​In this Unabridged Shorts podcast episode, we discuss our favorite love stories within novels.

​Some of our favorite authors who write romantic characters (or characters with amazing love stories) include Rainbow Rowell, Leigh Bardugo, and Dane Huckelbridge.

We discussed the novels based on levels of steaminess. For more recommendations grouped by "steam" level, check out our social media! 

 

our favorite love stories

Ashley - 

*Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On

*Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga graphic novel series

*Marissa Meyer’s Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles series)

*Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom

Jen -

*Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl

*L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series

*Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series (Book #1)

*Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game

 

Sara - 

*Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park

*Jasmine Guillory’s The Wedding Date

*Helen Hoang’s The Kiss Quotient

*Dane Huckelbridge’s Castle of Water 

 

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The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer - Our Fascinating Discussion (Episode 59)

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

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*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 00:00 - 01:58

*Main Discussion: 01:58 - 49:11

*​Book Pairings: 49:21 - 56:59

*Classroom Connections: 57:00 - 00:00

book pairings 

*Ashley - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's We Should All Be Feminists 

*Jen - ​Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me

*Sara - The Radical Element: Twelve Stories of Daredevils, Debutants, and Other Dauntless Girls edited by Jessica Spotswood

other mentions 

*Meg Wolitzer's Belzhar and The Ten-Year Nap

*Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale

*Christina Dalcher’s Vox

*Naomi Alderman’s The Power

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Bonus Episode - Unabridged Turns One!

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It's hard to believe, but it has been a year since we launched the Unabridged Podcast. Here are a few things we're celebrating: 

-- Unabridged Book Club
-- Our Patreon Page
-- The Unabridged Newsletter 
-- Author Interviews (coming soon!)
-- Classroom Visits

Most especially, we are celebrating YOU, our listeners and supporters! We so appreciate you. Be sure to check out our episode and social media pages to enter our latest GIVEAWAY!

 

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You Have the Power: A Discussion with College Students about Isabel Quintero's Gabi, a Girl in Pieces

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Spoilers are inevitable throughout this discussion, so consider whether or not to listen if you haven't yet read the book Gabi, a Girl in Pieces!

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*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00 - 03:49

*Main Discussion: 03:50 - ​36:01

other mentions 

*J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

*Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series

*William Shakespeare's Hamlet

*Charles Dickens's Great Expectations

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Podcast Episode 57 - A Giant Pile: Anticipated Books for 2019

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our anticipated reads

*Jen -

*Helen Oyeyemi’s Gingerbread

*Dane Huckelbridge’s No Beast So Fierce

*Karen Thompson Walker’s The Dreamers

*Patrick Rothfuss’s Doors of Stone

*Rainbow Rowell’s Wayward Son

*Leigh Bardugo's King of Scars

*Ashley - 

*Myquillyn Smith’s The Cozy Minimalist Home

*Angie Thomas's On the Come Up

*Laini Taylor’s Muse of Nightmares

*Yara Zgheib’s The Girls at 17 Swann Street

*Children’s book - Kwame Alexander's The Undefeated, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

 

*Sara - 

*Taylor Jenkins Reid's Daisy Jones and the Six

*Busy Phillips’s This Will Only Hurt a Little 

*Tommy Orange’s There, There

*Tracey Garvis Graves’s The Girl He Used to Know

other mentions

*Taylor Jenkins Reid's The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

*Myquillyn Smith's The Nesting Place

*Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give

*Dane Huckelbridge's Castle of Water

*John Vaillant's The Tiger

*Karen Thompson Walker’s The Age of Miracles 

*Tomi Adeyemi's Children of Blood and Bone and Children of Virtue and Vengeance

*Laini Taylor's Strange the Dreamer

*Rainbow Rowell's Carry On and Eleanor and Park

*Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom

*Leigh Bardugo's Grisha series, starting with Shadow and Bone

 

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Podcast Episode 56 - I Will Qualify Them All: Unabridged Awards

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favorites by category mentioned in episode

*Jen -

*Most devastating, gorgeous novel that alternates between time periods - Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers

*Most satisfying end of a long series that I’ve been reading for years - Sarah J. Maas’s Kingdom of Ash

 

*Ashley - 

*Best memoir that left me tearing up every five minutes - Michelle Obama’s Becoming

*Best YA verse novel that includes brilliant slam poetry - Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X

 

*Sara - 

*Best book I thought I would hate, but ended up LOVING - Rebecca Serle’s The Dinner List

*Most compelling non-fiction that I have read in a LONG time. - John Carreyrou’s Bad Blood

not my cup of tea

*Ashley - Angelo Surmelis’s The Dangerous Art of Blending In

*Jen - Ariel Lawhon’s I Was Anastasia

*Sara - Emily Giffin’s All We Ever Wanted

favorites by category - children's books 

*Ashley - A book I’ve decided my girls will absolutely have to read (I hope… fingers crossed that they will like it) - Kelly Barnhill’s The Girl Who Drank the Moon

*Jen - A book I immediately had to read with my son - Jacqueline Woodson’s Harbor Me

*Sara - A book filled with nostalgia that I HAD to share with my kids  - Barbara Robinson's The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

favorites from the podcast

*Ashley - Emily X. R. Pan’s The Astonishing Color of After

*Jen - Tara Westover’s Educated

*Sara - Dane Huckelbridge’s Castle of Water

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Podcast Episode 55 - A Part of Our History: Justina Ireland's Dread Nation

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*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00 - 02:10

*Main Discussion: 02:11 - 40:54

*​Book Pairings: 40:55 - 46:17

*Classroom Connections: 46:18 - 49:04

book pairings 

*Jen - Patrick Ness’s The Knife of Never Letting Go

*Ashley - Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone (Listen to our podcast episode here)

*Sara - Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments series

other mentions 

*The Walking Dead TV series

*Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games

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Podcast Episode 54 - Not Guilty Enough: Confessing Our Literary Sins

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mentioned in episode

*Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

*Jane Austen's Emma

*Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre

*F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

 

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Podcast Episode 53 - Holiday Wrap-Up!

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In this special holiday episode, we're wrapping up three of our favorite Unabridged Short Story episodes!

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​Click the episode title to access show notes:

*Episode 35, "Books We Don't Recommend but Would Love to Discuss" (01:33 - 14:26)

*Episode 33, "Guilty Pleasure Reads" (14:36 - 26:55)

*Episode 31, "Book-to-Screen Adaptations" (27:04 - end)

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