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I Love Smart Books – A Conversation with Meg Medina

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present “I Love Smart Books – A Conversation with Meg Medina” in which Chris speaks with author Meg Medina about soft censorship, researching Burn, Baby, Burn, and some of her favorite reads, including those of her friends Kwame Alexander, Lamar Giles, and Ellen Oh.

Ep. 010: Desire and Longing and Disillusionment

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present “Loud in the Library Ep. 010: Desire and Longing and Disillusionment” in which they speak with mystery writer Megan Abbott about the authors that inspired her, how she writes her teen girl characters, what she’s reading these days, and why she can never, ever, ever be a Yankees fan.

Ep. 005: Cooler and Less Health Foody

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present “Loud in the Library Ep. 005: Cooler and Less Health Foody” in which they speak with YA author Steve Sheinkin about his nonfiction titles, the research process, and his upcoming book about Jim Thorpe. Chris and Tracy also ask a group of students the question “what makes a story scary?” as well as discussing the books that they’re reading and books that are on their radar.

Loud in the Library’s next episode will be a bonus episode and will be released on November 1st. It will feature an interview with award-winning author Kate DiCamillo.

Ep. 004: Weird is Where it’s At

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present “Loud in the Library Ep. 004: “Weird Is Where it’s At”, in which they speak with YA author A.S. King about her published and upcoming books, surrealism, and her admiration for teenagers. Chris and Tracy also discuss the books that they’re reading, Banned Books Week, and the magic of readalouds.

Loud in the Library’s next episode will be released on October 15th and will feature an interview with YA nonfiction author Steve Sheinkin.