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Hbook Podcast 2.1 – Special Guest Rebecca Podos

Episode one of season two! Siân talks with author and literary agent Rebecca Podos about her upcoming book, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and advice pregnant women receive. Books we talk about The Mystery of Hollow Places, Rebecca Podos Like Water, Rebecca Podos The Red Tent, Anita Diamant Bad Mother, Ayelet Waldman A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice […]

Surprise! A Podcast! – Special Guest Alexandra Bracken

Hey, look! Here’s a podcast! Siân chats with author Alexandra Bracken about living in Arizona, her new book (Wayfarer), Mo Willems’s man bun, and Star Wars. We chatted in a hotel lobby so there’s a few background noises. Only a few of said noises are very noisy. Alex’s links: Website Twitter Instagram Recap Authors we talk […]

My Own Discretion Advised

Some parents are strict. They limit what their kids can watch on TV and how many hours they can watch it. They don’t allow their kids to read certain books. Usually what ends up happening is that those kids rebel and rent “inappropriate” movies or check out forbidden books from the library and read them […]

Hbook Podcast 1.34 – Special Guest Melissa de la Cruz

Hbook podcast the 34th in which Siân chats with author and fellow Disney-lover Melissa de la Cruz. Melissa’s books we talk about Something in Between Fresh Off the Boat Double Eclipse People we talk about China Anne McClain Kara Saun Links Why Melissa de la Cruz’s immigration story matters now The Dream Act Disney Descendants […]

NYCC Interview with Brittany Cavallaro

Siân was lucky enough to have a quick chat with author Brittany Cavallaro at NYCC16. Beware: lots of background noise. 🙂 http://www.brittanycavallaro.com/ https://twitter.com/skippingstones

Five questions for John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

“To the past and future children of the movement,” reads the dedication of March: Book Three (Top Shelf, 14 years and up), the concluding volume in the graphic-novel memoir trilogy about the life of Congressman John Lewis, a sitting congressman since 1987 and hero of the Civil Rights Movement. Congressman Lewis, his coauthor Andrew Aydin, […]

Historical crossroads

Scratch the surface of history and you’ll sometimes find the stories behind the stories of accepted record. The following works of nonfiction encourage teens to critically examine the narrative that is history. In Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West, Candace Fleming sets her sights on two connected myths of American history: […]

Hbook Podcast 1.23 – YA Science Fiction (Kinda…)

Podcast the 23rd in which Roger and Siân revisit Farah Mendlesohn’s 2009 article, The Campaign for Shiny Futures, and ramble about young adult sci-fi. Note from Siân: there are a few crackles on this recording (I still have no idea why that happens) and I did not delete/fix them because…well…I went away for the weekend y’all. […]

Hbook Podcast 1.19 – Young Adult (ish)

Podcast the nineteenth in which Siân and Roger talk about The Crucible, Richard Peck, and young adult literature. Books we talk about Cynthia Voigt, Orfe Arthur Miller, The Crucible By Richard Peck: Are You in the House Alone, Blossom Culp series, Father Figure, Remembering the Good Times, Dreamland Lake, A Year Down Yonder (Newbery Award winner), […]

HBook Podcast 1.16 – Drugs ‘n’ Booze in YA

Horn Book Podcast the sixteenth in which Siân and Roger talk about booze, drugs, and young adult lit. Books we talk about John Montroll and Min Sung Ku, Wonder Woman Origami: Amazing Folding Projects Featuring the Warrior Princess (DC Origami) Justine Larbalestier, My Sister Rosa Maggie Stiefvater, Raven Boys series Anonymous, Go Ask Alice April […]