Tag Archive: literature

All My Main Characters are Me – A Conversation with E. Lockhart

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present “All My Main Characters are Me – A Conversation with E. Lockhart” in which Chris and Tracy speak with young adult author E. Lockhart about her new book Genuine Fraud, the value of humor in books, and her research of pranks.

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.

Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present Loud in the Library’s “Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely” in which they, along with KDL librarian Kip Odell, speak with ya authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely about their novel “All American Boys”. They discuss race and racism, white privilege, and police brutality, as well as their process of collaboration and whether they’re planning to write together again.

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. 008: Things Are Just So Complicated in the Superhero Universe

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present “Loud in the Library Ep. 008: Things Are Just So Complicated in the Superhero Universe” in which they speak with comics author Gene Luen Yang about his role as national ambassador for young people’s literature, his new job writing for DC Comics, and his roots in the comic book industry.

Chris and Tracy also discuss the upcoming Newbery and Caldecott awards with SLJ blogger Betsy Bird.

Loud in the Library’s next episode will be released on February 15th and will feature an interview with author and former national ambassador for young people’s literature Jon Scieszka.