Archive for May 2018

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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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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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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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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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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