E28: Book Festivals Go Virtually, Everywhere
Nicole and Matthew discuss the creative ways books and bookmakers are connecting with readers during stay-at-home regulations. Joining is special guest Christina Soontornvat, author of A Wish in the Dark and co-founder of the Everywhere Book Fest.
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BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW: PICTURE BOOKS:
Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice by Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo and Olivia Gatwood; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III
Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison
Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega
Twins (Twins #1) by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
The Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar
The Dragon Egg Princess by Ellen Oh
The Vanderbeekers Lost and Found by Karina Yan Glaser
Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes
WHERE TO FIND CHILDREN’S BOOKS DURING QUARANTINE
- Your local library– Even as libraries are closing for the quarantine, they have aton of e-books, resources, and movies for kids.
- Epic!– Epic! is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under
- Susan Tan’s Authors EverywhereYouTube channel
- How Kids’ Lit Is Responding to the Coronavirus
- Read, Wonder, and Learn – Favorite Authors & Illustrators Share Resources for Learning Anywhere
- COVID-19 Resources compiled by We Need Diverse Books
- Resources for Online PreK-12 Teaching During COVID and Beyond
- Little free libraries– There may be free books in a free library just around the corner from you. Give a book, get a book, and remember to wash those hands!
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