BSG #44: Four Brunettes and a Book / Magic For Liars / Interview with Karen Salyer McElmurray
Things get a little magical this week as the Book Squad discusses “Magic for Liars” by Sarah Gailey. We cover the inevitable comparisons to those *other* books set in a magical school, how this book works as a mystery novel, and how we feel about our narrator, Ivy. Then, Emily interviews Karen Salyer McElmurray, author of “Wanting Radiance.” Later, we dig into a little listener feedback and catch up on what’s happening on the #BookSquadBlog. Rent “The Secret Garden” for our next #Othersode on August 24th, and read along with us for our next #Bookpisode on “We Set the Dark on Fire” by Tehlor Kay Mejia on September 7th!
0:30 — What magical subject would you teach?
8:19 — Book intro
10:00 — How does “Magic for Liars” work to do something different from Harry Potter?
21:21 — How the novel works as a mystery
37:37 — Ask a man
41:42 — Ratings
51:24 — Interview with Karen Salyer McElmurray
1: 26:52 — A little listener feedback
1:30:25 — What’s on the blog? What’s up next?
Some Resources to Fight Racial Injustice:
PDX Portland Bail Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/pdx-protest-bail-fund
Black Lives Matter https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019
NAACP Legal Defense Fund: https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6857/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=15780&_ga=2.209233111.496632409.1590767838-1184367471.1590767838
Communities United Against Police Brutality https://www.cuapb.org/
Reclaim the Block https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home/#about
Change.org petition for Justice for Breonna Taylor https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor
Change.org petition for Justice for George Floyd https://www.change.org/p/mayor-of-minneapolis-justice-for-george-floyd
Change.org petition for Justice for Ahmaud Arbery https://www.change.org/p/liberty-county-distric-attorney-justice-for-ahmaud-arbery
A Detailed List of Anti-Racism Resources: https://medium.com/wake-up-call/a-detailed-list-of-anti-racism-resources-a34b259a3eea
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice: https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234