E6: #6: Save School Libraries!
Karina and Matthew talk about the heart of the school, the disheartening trend of diminishing school libraries, and the inherent value of school libraries and school librarians in supporting a school, raising readers, and building global citizens. Joining is special guest John Schumaker, author of the Mr. Schu Reads blog.
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Spokane Eliminates School Librarians, Continuing Trend of Disappearing School Libraries by Kelly Jensen (Book Riot)
Schools See Steep Drop in Librarians, New Analysis Finds (Education Week)
Weeding is Fundamental (99% Invisible podcast)
The Room of Requirement (This American Life podcast)
Palaces for the People (99% Invisible podcast)
Mr. Schu Reads (website)
Simon Sinek on Circles of Safety (YouTube)
Dr. Sayatani DasGupta (The Practice of Narrative Medicine)
BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq by Jeanette Winter
That Book Woman by Heather Henson, illustrated by David Small
This Book of Mine by Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small
Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind by Cynthia Grady, illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora, illustrated by Raul Colon
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre by Anika Aldamuy Denise, illustrated by Paola Escobar
Biblioburro by Jeanette Winter
Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian by Jacob Sager Weinstein, illustrated by Vera Brosgol
Booked by Kwame Alexander
The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Victoria Jamieson
Alia Muhammad Baker: Saving a Library from War (True Stories) by Lindsay Bacher
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