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69: VA Festival of the Book (Jason Reynolds, Laurie Halse Anderson, & More!) - Loving Every Minute

Updated: Mar 16, 2020

In this Unabridged podcast episode, we focus on our field trip to the Virginia Festival of the Book, held in Charlottesville, VA, from March 20-24. We offer our impressions of four sessions, including a dream conversation between Jason Reynolds and Laurie Halse Anderson and a serendipitous afternoon when we got to see the April Book Club Book authors Beth Macy (with Chris McGreal) and Jarrett Krosoczka in back-to-back sessions.

You can find out more information about the annual festival here.


American Addictions: Our Opioids Crisis: 00:00 - 11:31

Carol Troxell Reader: Jarrett Krosoczka: 11:31 - 17:51

Hate / Speech: Confronting Discrimination with Free Expression: 17:51 - 29:07

Writing Tough Topics with Laurie Halse Anderson and Jason Reynolds: 29:07 - 43:17

Books Mentioned from VA Festival of the Book Authors 

Beth Macy's Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

Chris McGreal's American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts

Jarrett J. Krosoczka's Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction

Arjun Sethi's American Hate: Survivors Speak Out

Nadine Strossen's Hate Speech: Why We Should Resist it with Free Speech, Not Censorship

Laurie Halse Anderson's Shout

Jason Reynolds's Track series

Other Mentions 

Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Interested in what else we're reading? Check out our Featured Books page.

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