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Ep. 012: The Power of Seeing Yourself in Stories

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present “Loud in the Library Ep. 012: The Power of Seeing Yourself in Stories” in which they speak with YA mystery author Lamar Giles about his research trip to Vegas for his latest book “Overturned”, his literary influences as a young man, and the thrill of meeting fellow Edgar Award nominee Stephen King.

Ep. 011: Ignore Your Teachers If They Yell At You

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present “Loud in the Library Ep. 011: Ignore Your Teachers if They Yell at You” in which they speak with YA graphic novelist and children’s book author Victoria Jamieson about her start as an artist, her life as a doodler, and her upcoming graphic novel “All’s Faire in Middle School”.

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 009: Living in Man World

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present “Loud in the Library Ep. 009: Living in Man World” in which they speak with Jon Scieszka about the medal he received as national ambassador for young people’s literature, his Guys Read literacy program, and his television viewing habits (both past and present).

Loud in the Library’s next episode will be released on March 15th and will feature an interview with author Megan Abbott.

Ep. 007: When Man and Wolf Came Together

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present “Loud in the Library Ep. 007: When Man and Wolf Came Together” in which they speak with author W. Bruce Cameron about the film adaptation of “A Dog’s Purpose,” his life as a repo man in northern Michigan, and the relationship between dog and man.

Chris and Tracy discuss books that are currently on their radar, and they share the highlights of a conversation they had with KDL librarians Aaron Thomas and Brand Allen regarding the possible use of BISAC Subject Headings in FHPS school libraries.

Loud in the Library’s next episode will be released on January 15th and will feature an interview with comics author Gene Luen Yang.

Ep. 006: Betsy was a Salty Girl

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present “Loud in the Library Ep. 006: Betsy was a Salty Girl” in which they speak with YA author Ruta Sepetys about her hometown of Detroit, the importance of historical fiction, and her early experience as a banned books author. Chris and Tracy also speak with School Library Journal reviews director Kiera Parrot about SLJ’s 2016 Best Books list, which is now available at slj.com.

Loud in the Library’s next episode will be released on December 15 and will feature an interview with Bruce Cameron, author of A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey.

Bonus Episode: a Conversation with Kate DiCamillo

Teacher Librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka present Loud in the Library’s “Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Kate DiCamillo” in which they speak with Newbery Medal winner Kate DiCamillo about downhill skiiing, snowshoes, the impact of Beverly Cleary, and what she’s currently reading. Plus, an original ditty thrown in for good measure.

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.