lindasuepark

Linda Sue Park is the author of more than 20 books- including Newbery Award winning A Single Shard (an astounding book and every bit deserving of the Newbery) and the world-changer, A Long Walk to Water.

When we were drumming up ideas for who to have on the podcast this season, I knew one thing for sure: I wanted to talk to Linda Sue Park.

I’m a mega-fan of Linda Sue Park, and in this episode, we take on whether children’s books can change the world.

Do you think they can? Listen and hear what Linda Sue Park thinks – you might be surprised!

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • diversity in children’s literature
  • how books give kids ‘practice’ for life
  • advice for young writers

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Episode 53
All-of-a-Kind Family

All-of-a-Kind Family

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Set at the turn of the century, All-of-a-Kind family is about 5 kids living with their kids in New York. There’s lots of everyday life in this book, but there’s also a surprise just around the corner …

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Half Magic

Half Magic

FROM SARAH

It’s such a boring summer, so when Jane finds a coin, she wishes something exciting would happen. Of course, it does! A funny and classic family tale for all ages.

FROM THE PUBLISHER

It all begins with a strange coin on a sun-warmed sidewalk. Jane finds the coin, and because she and her siblings are having the worst, most dreadfully boring summer ever, she idly wishes something exciting would happen. And something does: Her wish is granted. Or not quite. Only half of her wish comes true.

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Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 1-64 (Nancy Drew)

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 1-64 (Nancy Drew)

**Description from Amazon: Another book in the Nancy Drew series featuring a teen-age girl as a mystery solver.

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A Single Shard
The Yearling (Aladdin Classics)

The Yearling (Aladdin Classics)

Fighting off a pack of starving wolves, wrestling alligators in the swamp, romping with bear cubs, drawing off the venom of a giant rattlesnake bite with the heart of a fresh-killed deer--it's all in a day's work for the Baxter family of the Florida scrublands. But young Jody Baxter is not content ...

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Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One
Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything in It
Millicent Min, Girl Genius
Crenshaw
All American Boys
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books)

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books)

$19.99

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The inspiring true story of how one African woman began a movement to recycle the plastic bags that were polluting her community.

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Wing & Claw #1: Forest of Wonders
Wing & Claw #2: Cavern of Secrets
Trust No One: Cahills Vs Vespers (39 Clues, Book 5) (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers)
Yaks Yak: Animal Word Pairs
Seesaw Girl
Bud, Not Buddy

Bud, Not Buddy

FROM SARAH:

"It's funny how ideas are, in a lot of ways they're just like seeds. Both of them start real, real small and then... woop, zoop, sloop... before you can say Jack Robinson, they've gone and grown a lot bigger than you ever thought they could." This is one of my top recommendations for teens. An absolutely unforgettable read-aloud.

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud's got a few things going for him...

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A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

This remarkable (and short) read-aloud is based on the true story of Salva, one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, who covered the African continent on foot while searching for their families and safe harbor. Harrowing and heart-wrenching, this one leaves your heart aching with hope and wonder. Your kids can meet author Linda Sue Park at her Author Access video replay in RAR Premium.

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Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia

**Description from Amazon: The story starts out simply enough: Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade--he wants it so bad he can taste it. He's been practicing all summer, running in the fields around his farmhouse until he collapses in a sweat. Then a tomboy named Leslie Burke moves into the farmhouse...

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