Archive for September 2020

Lit Chat Game with Unabridged, Fall 2020

In this Unabridged Podcast episode, we revisit a favorite game that we've played on past episodes, Book Riot's Lit Chat Game. After our Bookish Check-in, we dive into the game and answer some impromptu questions related to our reading lives, all while recording our responses. In this episode, we leave you with a favorite store for our Give Me One segment.

 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Jennifer De Leon’s Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From

Jen - Helen Macdonald’s Vesper Flights

Sara - Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam's Punching the Air

 

Mentioned in Episode

Ibi Zoboi's American Street and Pride

Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk

Lit Chat: Conversation Starters about Books and Life

Richard Adams's Watership Down

Stan and Jan Berenstain's The Berenstain Bears series

Russell Hoban's Tea Time for Frances

Anne Dewdney's Llama Llama Red Pajama

Ezra Jack Keats's The Snowy Day

P. D. Eastman's Are You My Mother?

Elizabeth L. Cline's The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good

 

Give Me One - Favorite Store

Ashley - Plant Life Indoors
Jen - Stitch Fix

Sara - The Bluest Willow

 
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In this Unabridged Episode, Jen shares five conclusions she has drawn about teaching virtually after three weeks of instruction with her students. Teaching and learning are definitely different than usual right now, but adjusting our expectations and preparation can make a big difference! We'd love to know your virtual teaching (and learning!) tips, so reach out on social media.
 
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Celebrating Global Read Aloud

In honor of the final year of the Global Read Aloud, Unabridged Podcast revisits our episode from last year, in which we discussed Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves, Padma Venkatraman's The Bridge Home, and Kelly Yang's Front Desk. Join us in celebrating this fantastic program, which highlights books for young people and promotes global collaboration.
 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Mark Oshiro’s Each of Us a Desert (thanks to Partner NetGalley)
Jen - Roshani Chokshi’s The Silvered Serpents (thanks to Partner NetGalley)
Sara - Beth O’Leary’s The Switch (thanks to Partner Libro.fm)

 

Celebrating the Global Read Aloud

Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves
Padma Venkatraman's The Bridge Home

Kelly Yang's Front Desk

 

Mentioned in Episode

Roshani Chokshi's The Gilded Wolves
Mark Oshiro's Anger Is a Gift
Alexis Hall's Boyfriend Material
Beth O'Leary's The Flatshare
Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony
Cormac McCarthy's The Road
Peter Heller's The Dog Stars
Neal and Jarrod Shusterman's Dry
Mindy McGinnis's Not a Drop to Drink
Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven

Alan Gratz's Refugee

 

Give Me One - New Find

Ashley - American Gods
Jen - 800 Words

Sara - Olive and June and Speed Cubers

 
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We are thrilled to share our interview with Farrah Rochon, the USA Today Bestselling author of more than 35 novels, including her latest release, The Boyfriend Project. The two-time RITA Award finalist is a native of South Louisiana. When she is not writing in her favorite coffee shop, Farrah spends most of her time reading, cooking, traveling the world, visiting Walt Disney World, and catching her favorite Broadway shows.
 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Marie Lu's Wildcard
Farrah - Sandra Kitt's Winner Takes All
Sara - Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely's All American Boys

Lia Louis's Dear Emmie Blue

 

Mentioned in Episode

Farrah Rochon's The Boyfriend Project (check out Sara's review) and The Dating Playbook (book two in the series, coming out in 2021!)
Marie Lu's Warcross and Rebel
Helen Hoang's The Kiss Quotient
Jasmine Guillory's The Wedding Date
Suzanne Brockman's SEALS series (Book 1, Prince Joe)
Priscilla Oliveras (The Island Affair)
K. M. Jackson / Kwana Jackson's Real Men Knit

Denny S. Bryce's Wild Women and the Blues

 

Give Me One - Favorite Broadway Musicals

Farrah - Hamilton, Aida, Dear Evan Hansen, Spring Awakening, Once
Ashley - Rent
Sara - Cabaret

Jen - Hamilton, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Once

 
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Unabridged Launches Teaching Tidbits

In this Unabridged Episode, we share with listeners a brand new type of episode that we're launching in Season Four, Teaching Tidbits! These bite-sized episodes will focus on books and activities relevant to classroom teachers. We'll share these a couple of times a month on Fridays, so be on the lookout for them in your feed!
 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Hena Khan’s Amina’s Voice
Jen - Susan Abulhawa’s Against the Loveless World

Sara - Jerry Craft’s New Kid

 

Sara's Teaching Tidbit

Sandhya Menon's When Dimple Met Rishi

Never Have I Ever Netflix series

 

Mentioned in Episode

Our upcoming interview with Farrah Rochon. Be sure to check it out next Wednesday!

 

Give Me One - Favorite Disney Character

Jen - the genie from Aladdin
Sara - Moana from Moana

Ashley - Stitch from Lilo and Stitch

 
 
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Chanel Miller’s KNOW MY NAME - September Book Club

In this Unabridged Book Club episode, we discuss Chanel Miller's memoir, Know My Name. We discuss the powerful impact of Chanel Miller's words and the way that she is changing the world through sharing her story. In our book pairings, we talk about Laurie Halse Anderson's SHOUT, Jon Krakauer’s Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, and Jason Reynolds’s and Brendan Kiely’s All American Boys.
 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Alexis Hall’s Boyfriend Material
Jen - Natasha Trethewey’s Memorial Drive

Sara - Kate Stayman-London’s One to Watch

 

Mentioned in Episode

Chanel Miller's Know My Name
Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy
Episode 78: Laurie Halse Anderson Highlight - It Is Okay to Fight
Kiese Laymon's Heavy
Episode 138: Dive into Nonfiction Reads

Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak

 

Our Pairings

Ashley - Laurie Halse Anderson’s SHOUT

Sara - Jason Reynolds’s and Brendan Kiely’s All American Boys

 

Give Me One - Instrument You Wish You Played

Ashley - cello
Jen - guitar

Sara - guitar or piano

 
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