Archive for May 2018

Favorite Memoirs (Short Story Episode)
Episode 22

 

books mentioned

*Jenni - Trevor Noah's Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood and Roxane Gay's Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

*Sara - Tina Fey's Bossypants

*Ashley - Michael Greenberg's Hurry Down Sunshine: A Father's Story of Love and Madness

*Jen - Shonda Rhimes's Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person and Diane Guerrero's In the Country We Love: My Family Divided


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Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is

Episode 21

 

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: 0:00-0:34

*Main Discussion: 0:35-25:23

*​Book Pairings: 25:31-35:15

*Classroom Connections: 35:16-41:22

book pairings & other connections

*Jen - R. J. Palacio's Wonder

*Ashley - David Levithan's Every Day

*Sara - John Green and David Levithan's Will Grayson, Will Grayson

*Jenni - Monica McInerny's Hello from the Gillespies

*Check out this great NPR article with Laurie Frankel

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Favorite Dystopian Novels (Short Story Episode)

 

books mentioned

*Jen - Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale

*Jenni - Susan Beth Pfeffer's Life As We Knew It

*Ashley - Marie Lu's Legend

*Sara - Ally Condie's Matched

other works mentioned

*Lois Lowry's  The Giver series

*Veronica Roth's Divergent Series

*Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games series​

*Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale television series

*Marie Lu's Prodigy

*Marie Lu's Champion

*Susan Beth Pfeffer's The Dead and the Gone

 

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Emily X. R. Pan's The Astonishing Color of After

Episode 19

 

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: 0:00-01:08

*Main Discussion: 01:08-45:17

*​Book Pairings: 46:03-51:06

*Classroom Connections: 51:07-54:39

book pairings

*Jen - ​​​Toni Morrison's Beloved

*Sara - Laurie Halse Anderson's The Impossible Knife of Memory

*Ashley - Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior

 

other mentions

*Kelly Jensen's podcast - Hey YA

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We Are All Really Frightened: Lit Chat #2 (Short Episode)

 

books mentioned

*Sara - Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See

*Jen - J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series

*Ashley - Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give

*Jenni - R.J. Palacio's Wonder

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