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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 13:54
Original Air Date Published December 01, 2008

Music in this podcast is courtesy of†Scott Andrew.

 

Podcast Episodes

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

A Conversation with Chris Crutcher

Tune in to hear the about the ideas behind Crutcher's newest book, Period 8; his thoughts on writing in honest language for teenagers; and what readers have told him about the impact of his stories.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

A Conversation with Kristin Cashore

Kristin Cashore is one of those rare authors whose books are deep and beautiful, and whose work helps readers gain perspective on their own lives. Tune in to hear about Kristinís process of writing Bitterblue, how music helps her with writing, and how she copes when writing gets hard.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

A Conversation with Judy Blume

Tune in to hear Judy Blume talk about how she got her start and learned the craft of writing from her long-time editor, Dick Jackson; what itís like returning to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, which is the setting for her current novel; and how sheís responded to the many parodies and tributes that seal her place in popular culture.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

A Conversation with Rita Williams-Garcia

Itís rare to find historical fiction that weaves rich period detail into the lives of memorable and endearing characters, but Rita Williams-Garciaís middle-grade novels One Crazy Summer and P.S. Be Eleven do just that. Tune in to hear Rita explain how she drew on personal and historical contexts to develop her characters and tell their story. Youíll also hear about her great love for her work and her commitment to spending as long as it takes to get the story right.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

A Conversation with Walter Dean Myers

If there is anyone in the world of childrenís and young adult literature who could be described as a living legend, itís Walter Dean Myers. Tune in to hear how his own experiences as a reader have shaped his approach to storytelling, what he seeks to offer young people through his writing, and the thinking behind a select handful of his novels Ė books that incorporate concepts as varied as magical realism, the social contract, and oral histories with our nationís war veterans.

 

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