Episode 33 — A Conversation with Deborah Wiles
|Grades||6 – 12|
|Podcast Series||Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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|Original Air Date||Published December 20, 2010|
Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.
Every once in a while a book comes along that breaks new ground by doing something that's never been done before. Deborah Wiles' 2010 documentary novel Countdown is such a book. Tune in to hear how Wiles uses visual artifacts-including news headlines and song lyrics, maps and snapshots, cartoons and excerpts from speeches-to tell a story about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis through the eyes of an eleven-year-old girl.
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