Virginia Festival of the Book (Jason Reynolds, Laurie Halse Anderson, and more!) - Loving Every Minute
Apr 17th, 2019 by Unabridged
In this Unabridged podcast episode, we focus on our field trip to the Virginia Festival of the Book, held in Charlottesville, VA, from March 20-24. We offer our impressions of four sessions, including a dream conversation between Jason Reynolds and Laurie Halse Anderson and a serendipitous afternoon when we got to see the April Book Club Book authors Beth Macy (with Chris McGreal) and Jarrett Krosoczka in back-to-back sessions.
You can find out more information about the annual festival here.
*American Addictions: Our Opioids Crisis: 00:00 - 11:31
*Carol Troxell Reader: Jarrett Krosoczka: 11:31 - 17:51
*Hate / Speech: Confronting Discrimination with Free Expression: 17:51 - 29:07
books mentioned from VA Festival of the Book Authors
*Chris McGreal's American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts
*Jarrett J. Krosoczka's Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction
*Arjun Sethi's American Hate: Survivors Speak Out
*Nadine Strossen's Hate Speech: Why We Should Resist it with Free Speech, Not Censorship
*Laurie Halse Anderson's Shout
*Jason Reynolds's Track series
*Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
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