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  1. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    A Conversation with Patricia McCormick
    While all YA authors focus in some way on the process of young people coming of age, very few do so with the depth and versatility you will find in the novels of Patricia McCormick. Tune in to hear the story behind her latest novel, Never Fall Down, the harrowing and heartbreaking account of Khmer Rouge survivor Arn Chorn-Pond.
  2. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    A Conversation with Walter Dean Myers
    If there is anyone in the world of children's and young adult literature who could be described as a living legend, it's Walter Dean Myers. Tune in to hear how his own experiences as a reader have shaped his approach to storytelling, what he seeks to offer young people through his writing, and the thinking behind a select handful of his novels books that incorporate concepts as varied as magical realism, the social contract, and oral histories with our nation's war veterans.
  3. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    Exploring History
    Hear about an amazing range of books that explore history, including works of fiction as well as non-fiction, biographies, graphic novels, verse novels, and investigative journalism.
  4. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    International Books for Teens
    In this episode, you'll hear about books in a range of genres that give teens insight into the social and political conditions young people face around the globe. Together they offer a sustained look at war, poverty, and the struggle for human rights, but they also speak volumes about ordinary people and their capacity for hope and resilience.
  5. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Activity & Project
    It's Raining Cats and Dogs! Make a Children's Book about the Weather
    Kids learn about weather sayings throughout history while writing and illustrating a book for younger children.
  6. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    Life Stories
    Life stories are books that trace defining moments and turning points in people's lives. By exploring how individuals overcome obstacles and discover their passions or fall prey to mistakes and inner demons life stories illustrate how human beings navigate the complexities of living. Tune in to hear about a variety of life stories some that celebrate lives of success, others that mourn lives tragically lost or wasted.
  7. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    Nonfiction Roundup
    With each annual crop of new nonfiction, teens have the opportunity to discover and explore new disciplinary worlds. Tune in to hear about an array of recently-published nonfiction titles that will engage teens in learning about history, science, economics, and medicine. You'll hear about junk food and advertising, the atomic bomb and civil rights, bird watching and volcanoes books written in a variety of formats for a variety of teen readers.
  8. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    Teens as Change Agents
    Books featuring teens as change agents call attention to young people who are lobbying for change in their schools, communities, and the larger world. Tune in to hear about teens who work for change by participating in political campaigns, defying social hierarchies, and even going to war.