Tue, 28 February 2017
Lilliam Rivera (whose debut young adult novel THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ, is out now!) shares her first memories of walking to the library, talks about interning at Rolling Stone, the theatricality of funerals, and who wear masks (and why).
Lilliam Rivera Show Notes
DROWN by Junot Diaz
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
“Between Going and Staying” by Lilliam Rivera (an interview with Lilliam about the short story here)
Laila Lalami Pulitzer Prize-nominated
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Mon, 20 February 2017
The super-savvy, super-smart author Renée Watson (her most recent young adult novel, PIECING ME TOGETHER, is out now!) and founder of the I, Too Arts Collective, talks taking herself seriously as a writer from a young age, creative therapy for young people, and finding people who are about something.
Renée Watson Show Notes
An article about Mulugeta Seraw, an Ethiopian student killed by three neo-Nazis in Portland.
BEEZUS AND RAMONA by Beverly Cleary
Lucille Clifton (poet)
Gwendolyn Brooks (poet)
A PLACE WHERE HURRICANES HAPPEN by Renée Watson
THIS SIDE OF HOME by Renée Watson
WHAT MOMMA LEFT ME by Renée Watson
Community-Work Project (NYC education organization)
DreamYard (NYC education organization)
Christian Robinson, illustrator
Langston Hughes, “I, Too”
Mon, 13 February 2017
Let’s break it down with Sarah Jae-Jones, debut author of WINTERSONG, podcaster at large with the PubCrawl Podcast, and former editor at St. Martin’s Press, as she talks about learning to write to avoid Korean school, the possible titles for her memoir on publishing, evil threshold magic, and the not-entirely-nice ways that publishing surprised her.
Sarah Jae-Jones Show Notes
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Pride and Prejudice (BBC miniseries)
Goosebumps by R.L. Stine
Kristin Nelson’s blog Pub Rants
JJ’s podcast co-host, Kelly Van Sant
Al Zukerman, chairman of Writer’s House
Thu, 9 February 2017
The delightful Rhoda Belleza, debut author of EMPRESS OF A THOUSAND SKIES, on being a slow reader, hating dress codes, working with teens to develop professional skills, and magical trolls who hide things in your house.
Rhoda Belleza Show Notes
My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (TV show)
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Babysitters Club by Anne M Martin
Sanctuary Art Center in Seattle
Mexican WhiteBoy by Matt de la Pena
Erin Stein (head of Imprint)