Diversity in Literature
  • Feb 2, 2019 5:00 pm
  • 57:15 mins
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Adam Gidwitz (3:45) The middle ages was a unique time period for European history. Historians do not know a lot about all the things that happened, but what they do is quite violent: from the crusades to the bubonic plague. It's a somewhat difficult time period to teach children. Nonethelese, today we have award winning author Adam Gidwitz on the phone to talk about his new children's book set in this time period: "The Inquisitor's Tale". Storytime (18:13) 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 have a book review of "I am Malala" by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai.  "The Inquisitor's Tale" Review (21:35) It’s always a treat to hear different viewpoints on our favorite novels. We just talked with Adam Gidwitz, the author of the award winning book, "The Inquisitor’s Tale". We heard a bit about his process and why he wrote it. Now Rachel has synagoge librarian Rachel Kamin on the phone to discuss the book a little bit more. Diversity in Literature (35:34) There are many definitions for what a young adult novel is, and what it needs to have. Recently, there has been a greater discussion for a new need in young adult literature: diversity. Rachel has Jon Ostenson, an expert in young adult literature in studio today to talk more about these new development.  YA Representation (48:29) Today we are around the Librarians' Table with Meagan, a student librarian here at BYU to talk about diverse characters in YA literature.

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