Tag Archive: ya

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.

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.

Summer Reading List 2017 – Promo Edition

Teacher librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka introduce listeners to their summer reading list, which includes 60 books, ranging from elementary to adult titles. Whether you’re a fan of mysteries, historical fiction, or biographies, you should be able to find a book or two on this list that suits your reading tastes. Enjoy!

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. 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.

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.