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March 2018

Episode 108: Women Writers on Baseball

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Episode 108

Today’s books are:

Squeeze Play: a novel by Jane Leavy. Doubleday, 1990. (Not pictured. In his younger days, my little baseball fan tore the cover off my copy.)

Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Simon & Schuster, 1997.

She Loved Baseball: the Effa Manley story by Audrey Vernick. Balzer & Bray, 2010.

Other books mentioned:

Queen of the Diamond: the Lizzie Murphy story by Emily Arnold McCully. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2015.

Girl Wonder: a baseball story in nine innings by Deborah Hopkinson. Atheneum, 2003.

The Streak: how Joe DiMaggio became America’s hero by Barb Rosenstock. Calkins Creek, 2014

Links to things discussed today:

The Attagirl podcast episode on Effa Manley

The Negro Leagues Museum Twitter account

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s bibliography

Happy listening,

Kris

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Episode 107: Where Do Books Come From?

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Episode 107 cover

Today’s books are:

A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005

Little Leaders: bold women in black history by Vashti Harrison. Little, Brown, and Company 2017.

Other books I spoke of quite a bit are:

Carver: a life in poems by Marilyn Nelson. Front Street, 2001.

How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson. Dial Books, 2014.

Links to some things we talked about today.

The interview where Marilyn Nelson discussed the initial discussion about Emmett Till.

Vashti Harrison’s Instagram account.

Vashti Harrison’s interview in School Library Journal.

Happy listening,

Kris

 

Episode 106: Old Friends

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Old Friends

Today we’re talking about a book we once knew well.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1962.

Thank you to today’s special guest who stopped by to talk Wrinkle with me. Check out his other appearance on the show.

Happy listening,

Kris

Episode 105: How I Came to Love Historical Fiction

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Today’s books:

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. HarperCollins, 1932.

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. HarperCollins, 1935.

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. HarperCollins, 1933.

On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder. HarperCollins, 1937.

By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder. HarperCollins, 1939.

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder. HarperCollins, 1940.

Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. HarperCollins, 1941.

These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder, HarperCollins, 1943.

The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder. HarperCollins, 1971.

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson. Delacorte Press, 2006.

Links to some of the things we talked about today:

The History Chicks podcast episode on Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Some basic info on the Homestead Act .

Links to the two charts about number of Homestead Final Patents: 5 year increments, 10 year increments.

Montana specific Homestead Act Info.

Roger Lea MacBride’s obituary.

Little House as a teachable moment.

Little House from the American Indians in Children’s Literature blog.

Happy listening,

Kris

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