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