Summoner Series, Autism, and Folklore
Worlds Awaiting - Season 3, Episode 29
- Nov 7, 2018 8:00 pm
- 53:06 mins
Summoner Series (3:29) Each and every child has the capability of becoming a life-long reader, but sometimes they just need to find the right book or author. Taran Matharu is an author that writes exciting books that have helped struggling readers. He has written The Summoner Trilogy and out this month is a companion story The Summoner's Handbook. He is 28-years-old and began writing during NaNoWriMo which is this month! Storytime (13:12) Libraries are known for their storytimes and we are too. Each week at around 15 minutes past the hour, tune in to hear book reviews or live readings of picture books or poetry. Today we take a listen to one of America's most well known poets with Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe. Autism (15:17) As time progresses, society continues to gain new knowledge and insights about the people within it. In each new study that comes out, we are able to better understand each other, and help one another. John Cox, Ph.D., works at the counselling center at BYU and Shannon Tass, Ph.D., teaches statistics. They teamed up on a new study regarding how young adults with autism cope with academic settings in high school and college. Role of Folklore (30:05) Folklore isn't just simple storytelling. Jill Rudy is a professor in the BYU department of humanities and is here to discuss how folklore affects our community. Language, story, and tradition all come together to give people and children a greater understanding of the world around us. Different Opinions on Books (45:08) Today we are around the Librarians' Table with Whitney and Aylea of the BYU Harold B. Lee Library. Books are wonderful (and something librarians are usually very familiar with) but we can still each have our own opinions on books we like. Today Whitney and Aylea have a friendly conversation about why they love or loath Gail Carson Levine's modern classic Ella Enchanted.