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A Conversation with Deborah Wiles

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Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.

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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.

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