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Why YA?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Book Industry, Community Partnerships, Press on Curious City, Speaking, Young Adult | Comments Off on Why YA?

Why YA?

Curious City spoke with Chris Lenois on WKVT’s Live & Local about “Why YA?” Why is YA (or Young Adult Literature) on the rise amongst non-teen readers and filling movie screens?  Listen to the podcast here. In the discussion I touched on the rise of Dystopian fiction and the harrowing fictional issues of war and destruction in these novels being a “first world problem.”  I wrote about this topic for the Vermont College of Fine Arts journal Hunger Mountain in an article entitled, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine).”...

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Smidgen of Vermont Children’s Lit

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Articles by Curious City, Book Industry, Book Selection, Children's Literature, Press on Curious City | 4 comments

Smidgen of Vermont Children’s Lit

Thinking of my hometown this morning as it prepares for the Brattleboro Literary Festival. Curious City spoke with Chris Lenois on WKVT’s Live & Local about A Smidgen of Vermont Children’s Literature.  Listen here! There are SO many great children’s book creators in the Green Mountains, but we have SO little time on the show. What did I miss? What Vermont Kids Lit do you love? ___________________________________________________________________________________ Llama Llama Time to Share By Anna Dewdney Published by Penguin Group USA Ages 1-4 Locate a copy at Local...

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African American Children’s Lit on Live & Local

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Book Industry, Children's Literature, Community Partnerships, Curious City, Global & Multicultural Events, Press on Curious City, Speaking | Comments Off on African American Children’s Lit on Live & Local

African American Children’s Lit on Live & Local

Once again joined the indomitable Chris Lenois on WKVT’s Live & Local to talk children’s literature.  Listen here! This month, the conversation focused on President Obama’s call for America to do some “soul searching” about racial bias. One way to help children grow up with less bias is to feed them a steady diet of multicultural books.  In honor of Trayvon Martin, we discussed contemporary African American (and cross-group friendship) books from toddler to teen. These books are a “mirror” for African American children showing them themselves in...

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Curious City in the Wheaton Quarterly

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Press on Curious City | Comments Off on Curious City in the Wheaton Quarterly

Helping readers uncover good stories “The advent of e-readers has revolutionized how people read. In seconds, readers can have a new book in hand. What has not changed is the fact that they have to know that a book exists before they can want it. “In the end, the challenge still is, how does a reader find that story or author in the first place?” says book marketing consultant Kirsten Cappy ’92…”   Helping readers uncover good stories – Wheaton Quarterly. Share...

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