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Hbook Podcast 1.10 – Violence in Kid Lit

Podcast the tenth in which Roger and Siân discuss violence in children’s literature, Roger shares a (disgusting) story from his bachelor life, and the two can’t figure out how anniversaries work.

Books we talk about
Kass Morgan, The 100
Betsy Byars, Summer of the Swans
Cynthia Voigt, Homecoming
Stephen King, The Dark Tower series
Heinrich Hoffmann, Struwwelpeter
Kevin Brooks, The Bunker Diary
Hansel and Gretel
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
William Golding, Lord of the Flies
John Knowles, A Separate Peace
Robert Cormier, The Chocolate WarAfter the First DeathI Am the Cheese
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, audio by Juliet Stevenson
E. K. Johnston, Exit, Pursued by a Bear
Kristin Cashore, GracelingFire

People we talk about
Katrina Hedeen
Al Berman
David Greenough
Lolly Robinson
Martha Parravano

Things we talk about
The 100 on CW
Modern Love podcast
Modern Love written by a 17 year old
Married with Children
The history of swearing on TV
Carnegie Medal
Talks with Roger
How to Know If Your Book Is Middle Grade or Young Adult by Jill Williamson
25 Things You Should Know About Young Adult Fiction by Chuck Wendig

“A dead parent is traditional” -Roger Sutton

Roger told us he was interviewing Richard Peck, author of The Best Man, and here’s a pic to prove it

Roger and Richard

Siân Gaetano About Siân Gaetano

Siân Gaetano is assistant editor for The Horn Book, Inc. Follow her on Twitter @KidLitChick.

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