Ep. 35: Jerry Craft, Author of New Kid

This week I’m excited to welcome Jerry Craft to the podcast to discuss his latest book, New Kid.

Jerry Craft is an author and illustrator who has worked on numerous picture books, graphic novels, and middle grade novels. His latest book, New Kid, is a middle grade graphic novel that has earned four starred reviews, including one from Kirkus Reviews which called it “An engrossing, humorous, and vitally important graphic novel that should be required reading in every middle school in America.” Jerry has won five African American Literary Awards, is the creator of the award-winning comic strip Mama’s Boyz, and is co-founder and co-producer of the Schomburg’s Annual Black Comic Book Festival. Jerry was born in Harlem and grew up in nearby Washington Heights. He is a graduate of The Fieldston School and received his B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts.

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

New Kid

Dear Justice League 

Piecing Me Together

The Voice In My Head

To learn more about Jerry Craft you can visit his website Jerrycraft.net. You can also follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @JerryCraft.

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Ep. 34: Summer Reading Preview With Bookseller Paul Swydan

This week Paul Swydan returns to the podcast. Paul is the owner of Silver Unicorn Books in Acton, Massachusetts. We chatted about some of the books he is looking forward to recommending in the store this summer. Get your TBR lists ready!

 

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

Iver and Ellis

The Bride Test

The Kiss Quotient

The Proposal

The Wedding Date

The Wedding Party

The Stationary Shop

The Nickel Boys

Shatter The Sky

Three Women

How to Be An Anti-Racist

City of Girls

Mrs. Everything

The Poet X

With the Fire On High

Let Me Hear a Rhyme

Sorcery of Thorns

Midsummer’s Mayhem

The Next Great Paulie Fink

Chesire Crossing

Dog Man

The Pigeon HAS to Go to School

Lena’s Slippers

A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

If you’re in the Boston area, I hope you go stop by Silver Unicorn Books in Acton. You can also follow the store on Instagram and Facebook @silverunicornbooks and on Twitter @SilUnicornActon.

 

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Ep. 33: Crystal King, Author of The Chef’s Secret

This week I’m sharing an interview with Crystal King, author of The Chef’s Secret, a novel that will transport you to Renaissance Rome. History, romance, food, and a mystery that will keep you turning the pages late into the night–this book has it all.

 

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

The Chef’s Secret

Companion Cookbook

The Feast of Sorrow

The Stationery Shop

To learn more about Crystal King you can visit her website CrystalKing.com. There you will also find links to follow her on social media.

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 32: Elise Hooper, Author of Learning to See

This week I’m sharing an interview with Elise Hooper, author of Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America. This is an inspiring historical fiction novel that will sweep you up into the life of an unforgettable, pioneering woman.

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America

A Life Beyond Limits

Impounded

The Other Alcott

Daisy Jones and the Six

To learn more about Elise Hooper you can visit her website Elisehooper.com. You can also follow her on Instagram @elisehooper.

 

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 31: Susan Tan, Author of the Cilla Lee-Jenkins Series

This week I’m excited to share an interview with Susan Tan, author of a middle-grade series I completely adore–Cilla Lee-Jenkins. The third installment is called Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story. Cilla is on her own heroine’s quest this year as she braces for middle school, navigates changes in her family, and continues to grow as a writer and reader.

 

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire 

Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is A Classic

Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story

Anne of Green Gables

Ramona series

Little Women

Ms. Marvel

This One Summer

Jasmine Toguchi series

To learn more about Susan Tan you can visit her website Susantanbooks.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @SusanMTan and on Instagram @Susansmtan.

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 30: Claire Handscombe, Author of Unscripted

This week my guest is Claire Handscombe, author of the new book Unscripted and host of The Britlit Podcast. Unscripted is the perfect next read for fans of One Day in December by Josie Silver and One Day by David Nicholls.

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

Unscripted

One Day in December

One Day

The Hunting Party

Anatomy of a Scandal

Becoming

 

To learn more about Claire Handscombe you can visit her website http://clairehandscombe.com. You can also listen to The Brit Lit podcast.

 

 

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 29: Laura Vanderkam, Author of Juliet’s School of Possibilities

One of my favorite authors, Laura Vanderkam, returns to the podcast this week to discuss her new book, Juliet’s School of Possibilities, which is a time management fable. Laura is the author of several other time management and productivity books, including Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done as well as I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. Laura’s work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune. She is the host of the podcast Before Breakfast and the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and four children, and blogs at LauraVanderkam.com.

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I am always on board for a new title by Laura Vanderkam. Her books have completely changed the way I approach managing my time and I can’t recommend them highly enough. When I heard that her next book was a fable, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but it completely exceeded my expectations. Juliet’s School of Possibilities has the feel of a novel, while also imparting key aspects of Vanderkam’s time management philosophy.

Since it is a quick, enjoyable read, this is a perfect book to dip your toe into Vanderkam’s work and finish feeling motivated to make some changes. It would also be perfect to read as a staff and then discuss.

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You can visit Laura Vanderkam’s website at lauravanderkam.com.

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I highly recommend Laura Vanderkam’s podcasts:  Best of Both Worlds and Before Breakfast.

Other Laura Vanderkam Titles:

Off the Clock

I Know How She Does It

168 Hours

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Laura’s Recommended Read:

I’m Fine And Neither Are You

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Ep. 28: Rob Buyea, Author of “The Perfect Secret”

This week I’m thrilled to share an interview with the author of the beloved middle grade series Because of Mr. Terupt. His latest book is The Perfect Secret, the second book in a wonderful new series.

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

Because of Mr. Terupt

Mr. Terupt Falls Again

Saving Mr. Terupt

The Perfect Score

The Perfect Secret

Ungifted

Wonder

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

Restart

The Poet X

Tight

Ghost Boys

To learn more about Rob Buyea you can visit his website Robbuyea.com.

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 27: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Bookish Destination

This week we’re featuring a special bookish destination, perfect for Jane Austen fans. I’m chatting with Mary Guyatt, Director of the Jane Austen’s House Museum in the UK.

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

Jane Austen at Home: A Biography

Pride and Prejudice

Persuasion

Sense and Sensibility

Mansfield Park

Emma

Northanger Abbey

Educated 

Outline

 

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Visit the Jane Austen’s House Museum website at https://www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 26: Author Francie Latour and Illustrator Ken Daley on Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings

This week I’m excited to share an interview with Francie Latour and Ken Daley, the team behind Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings. This is a beautiful, thought-provoking picture book you’ll want to share with the kids in your life.

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Books Mentioned On This Episode:

Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

American Street

Pride

 

You can find Francie Latour at Francielatour.com.

Ken Daley is at https://www.kendaleyart.com.

There is also a Facebook page for the book @AuntieLuce.

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