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Episode 33 — A Conversation with Deborah Wiles

 

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Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers

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Grades 6 – 12
Podcast Series Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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Duration 20:26
Original Air Date Published December 20, 2010

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.

 

A Conversation with Deborah Wiles

 

A Conversation with Deborah Wiles

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.

After listening to this episode, be sure to print out this description of the recommended title to take to the library or book seller.