Non-Fiction, Drama, and Language

Non-Fiction, Drama, and Language

Worlds Awaiting - Season 3, Episode 31

  • Nov 21, 2018 8:00 pm
  • 58:08 mins
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Writing Non-Fiction (4:14) Sometimes we associate an author with a particular genre, but other authors write a variety of books. David Adler is famous for his Cam Jansen detective series, but today he shares his thoughts on non-fiction and biographies for young readers. David has been publishing books for over 40 years. He has a post-graduate degree from New York University. Storytime (14:54) 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 special treat as storyteller Randy Evensen shares a Thanksgiving themed turkey story. It was so good we had to leave it on a cliffhanger. But don't worry. You can catch Part II later in the program (at 32:13). Theater for Kids (19:00) Within the humanities there are many topics. Art, history, music, literature, and theatre are just a few. Theatre and drama, especially, can be engaging and fun for children, but it is also a little daunting to introduce them to it. We’re in studio today with Teresa Love, a professor of theatre and drama here at BYU. Teresa participates as a professional development partner with the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Project. She recently directed Water Sings Blue with BYU’s Theatre for Young Audiences known as The Young Company. Cultural Language (36:12) With the current political climate it is becoming more and more important to understand other cultures and try to cross language and racial barriers. Ramona Cutri is in studio to help us see beyond our own worldview. As we demonstrate respect, we can help pass it on to children. Ramona is an associate professor of multicultural education at Brigham Young University in the Department of Teacher Education.  Thanksgiving Books (50:22) Today we are around the Librarians' Table with Meagan, Taylor, and Emily some of Rachel's student assistants at the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU. They discuss some of their fall favorite picture books, or others you can read around the holiday.

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