More NPR Notes

By now you probably know how much I adore the NPR program News and Notes. Yesterday I was given yet another reason to enjoy the show–an interesting interview and lovely reading (apropos of National Poetry Month!) by Ruth Forman from her new illustrated children’s book, Young Cornrows Callin out the Moon. Forman is an instructor at our own local Vona Voices program, an alum of UC Berkeley (go Bears!), and a former student of June Jordan. To listen, click here.
I keep hearing on NPR sponsorship breaks about a book worth lusting after–Seattle librarian, Book Lust author, and action figure model Nancy Pearl has a new book about recommended reading for kids and teens called Book Crush. Says the NPR Shop website: Divided into three sections — Easy Books, Middle-Grade Readers, and Young Adult — Book Crush makes wonderful reading connections by theme, setting, voice, and ideas.” I hope to find a copy–where else?–in my local library. I’ll be very interested to see her recommendations…

About the author

Sarah Jamila Stevenson is a writer, artist, editor, graphic designer, professor of humanities, and localization QA tester, so she wears a teetering pile of hats. On any given day, she is very tired. She is the author of the middle grade graphic novel Alexis vs. Summer Vacation, and three YA novels, including the award-winning The Latte Rebellion.

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