Teen Reading, Historical Fiction, and STEM

Worlds Awaiting - Season 4, Episode 29

  • Aug 10, 2019 4:00 pm
  • 56:39 mins

Teen Reading Being able to express ourselves with the written word is critical in this day and age. It is particularly important for our teens, who are learning and developing as writers. We are so excited to have Penny Kittle on the phone today. She is an author and a great advocate for helping our teens engage with writing.  Storytime 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 Mazie Cryer reviewing the picture book "Rosie Revere Engineer" by Andrea Beaty.  Historical Fiction Understanding history is an important part of being human. We can learn from the actions of past generations and hopefully not repeat past mistakes. One way children learn about history and the world around them is through historical fiction novels. We’re in the studio today with author Jennifer Nielsen. STEM Children learn so many different things at school. These diverse subjects help create a well rounded child, ready to explore the world with all the tools necessary to be successful. Today we'd love to dive deeper into the subjects of STEM: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. That’s why Rachel has James Porter from the Christa McAuliffe space center in the studio. Librarians' Table Today we are around the librarians' table with Andrew and Emily Garrett, student librarians’ at BYU. They are here to talk about how they analyze children's literature.