Archive for November 2020

Bookish Gifts - Our 2020 Recommendations

In this episode of the Unabridged Podcast, we share some recommendations for bookish gifts for the upcoming holidays. After our Bookish Check-in, we offer our recs, covering options from snarky to sweet, with plenty of ways to support independent and local businesses. Then, we each share an item from our own wishlist.

 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Alyssa Cole’s When No One Is Watching
Jen - Toni Morrison’s A Mercy
Sara - Rachel Joyce’s Miss Benson’s Beetle
 

Our Bookish Gifts Recommendations

Free as a Bird Books (@freeasabirdbooks) (@jeanellnicolereads) - Jeanell curates books to amplify authors of color.
A Fine Quotation - watercolor items with favorite characters and fandoms - thanks to listener Jody for this recommendation!
Emily McDowell and Friends - snarky cards, witty bags, plenty of profanity
The Lady Jane - cute gifts for every one with a special section of literary gifts (local)
Emily Cromwell Designs - Happy, whimsical designs for every booklover
Bookshelf Tees - cute bookish tees (woman-owned)
Inkwell Threads - bookish tees and other bookish items
 

Other Info

Check out our bookish gifts episodes from previous years, #100 from 2019 and #49 from 2018, and be on the lookout for our upcoming annual giveaway with The Mountain Thread Company!
 

Give Me One - An Item on Your Wishlist

Ashley - bullet journal accessories
Jen - Subscription Box - Book Riot’s TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations

Sara - Libro FM subscription

 

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Teaching Tidbits 5: Literature Circles

In this Unabridged Episode, Jen talks about teaching with literature circles. She defines literature circles, talks about ways to choose books for them, and offers ideas about how to implement them in the classroom, including different options for lit circles roles for students.
 
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Books that Encourage Activism in Young People

In this episode of the Unabridged Podcast, we share book recommendations that we believe promote and encourage activism in young people.

Our selections include Brandy Colbert’s The Voting Booth, Dave Cullen’s Parkland: Birth of a Movement, and Monica Clark-Robinson's Let the Children March, illustrated by Frank Morrison. We also share what we're currently reading in our Bookish Check-In, and we share some activism accounts that we love in our Give Me One segment.
 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Jenny Han’s We’ll Always Have Summer
Jen - Jason Reynolds’s Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel, illustrated by Danica Novgorodoff

Sara - Alan Bradley’s The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (after Jen’s recommendation in our cozy reads episode!)

 

Our Recommendations for Encouraging Activism

Ashley - Brandy Colbert’s The Voting Booth
Jen - Dave Cullen’s Parkland: Birth of a Movement

Sara - Monica Clark-Robinson, Frank Morrison (illustrator) Let the Children March (picture book)

 

Mentioned in Episode

Jason Reynolds's Long Way Down
Dave Cullen's Columbine

Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl: The Manga, Volume 1

 

Give Me One - Activist Accounts on Instagram

Jen - @nicstone

Sara - @hereweeread

 
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Our Cozy Reads Recommendations - Curl Up with a Good Book

In this autumn episode of the Unabridged Podcast, we each share some cozy read recommendations with you. After our Bookish Check-in, we talk about what makes a cozy read for us, and then we each share one that we've loved. The books we chose include Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce series, Colleen Wright's The White Christmas Inn, and Alexis Hall's Boyfriend Material. We end the episode with our Give Me One . . . Cozy Comfort.
 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Karina Yan Glaser’s The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Jen - Rumaan Alam’s Leave the World Behind

Sara - Jennifer Weiner’s Big Summer

 

Our Cozy Reads Recs

Ashley - Alexis Hall’s Boyfriend Material

Jen - Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce series

Sara - Colleen Wright's The White Christmas Inn

 

Mentioned in Episode

Kate Stayman-London's One to Watch

The movie Us

Neal and Jarrod Shusterman’s Dry

Fredrik Backman’s My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry

Libro.fm

 

Give Me One - A Cozy Comfort

Ashley - Firepit

Jen - Soft, Fluffy Blankets

Sara - Harney and Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea

 
 
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Teaching Tidbits 4: Picture Books that Encourage Mindfulness

In this Unabridged Teaching Tidbits episode, Ashley shares two books that encourage mindfulness in children. Ashley talks about Susan Verde and Peter H Reynolds's I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness (which comes from this series) and Brendan Wenzel's A Stone Sat Still. She also shares about the Calm app and Cosmic Kids Yoga, both of which have been great with her own children.
 
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In this Book Club episode of the Unabridged podcast, Ashley, Jen, and Sara discuss Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam's Punching the Air. After our Bookish Check-in, we share our opinions about the book and some favorite quotations, and then each of us offers another book we think would pair well with this YA novel in verse. Finally, we end by sharing some new favorites we've discovered lately.
 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Akwaeke Emezi’s The Death of Vivek Oji
Jen - Yaa Gyasi’s Transcendent Kingdom

Sara - Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle's Let It Snow

 

Our Pairings

Ashley - Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage
Jen - Nic Stone’s Dear Justyce

Sara - Ellen Hopkins’s Burned

 

Mentioned in Episode

Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing
Akwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater
Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi's Stamped
Jason Reynolds's Long Way Down
Nic Stone's Dear Martin
“Wait for It” from Hamilton
Song Exploder podcast and Netflix series

Partners podcast

 

Give Me One - A Recent Favorite

Ashley - Kim’s Convenience on Netflix

Sara - Hamilton

 
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