Archive for April 2018

Siobhan Fallon's Confusion of Languages

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


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*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00-0:57

*Main Discussion: 0:58-29:10

*​Book Pairings: 29:20-38:20

*Classroom Connections: 38:21-44:30


book pairings

*Sara - Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give

*Jenni - Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken

*Ashley - Brit Bennett's The Mothers

*Jen - Claire Fuller's Swimming Lessons


other works mentioned

*Alan Gratz's Refugee

*Cynthia Kadohata's Half a World Away


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Unpopular Opinion Alert (Short Story Episode)

 

books mentioned

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

*Sara - Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge

*Ashley - E. Lockhart's We Were Liars

*Jen - Elizabeth Wein's Code Name Verity


other books mentioned

*Elizabeth Strout's My Name Is Lucy Barton

*J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series

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Tomi Adeyemi's Children of Blood and Bone

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

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*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00-1:39

*Main Discussion: 1:40-42:40

​*Book Pairings: 43:24-50:14

*Classroom Connections: 50:15-53:50


book pairings

*Jen - Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon

*Ashley - Kristin Cashore's Graceling

*Sara - William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer's The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope Young Reader's Edition / Picture Book


other works mentioned

*William Kamkwamba's TED Talk

*The Atlantic review by Vann R. Newkirk II, "Where Fantasy Meets Black Lives Matter"

*Nic Stone's Dear Martin

*Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give

*Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely's All-American Boys 


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Episode 14: Favorite Current Reads (Short Story Episode)

 

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