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Historic Fiction

Conversations: Ann Hood, "She Loves You, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah"

She Loves You, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Ann Hood has written numerous bestselling novels, including The Book That Matters, and The Knitting Circle, just to name a few, as well as books for young readers. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her latest novel for young readers and adults, She Loves You, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: One girl, one band, and the concert that changed the world.

Conversations: Veera Hiranandani, "The Night Diary"

The Night Diary

Set in 1947,The Night Diary tells the story of India's partition, a division that spawned xenophobia and caused the largest human migration in history. On this edition of Conversations, Veera Hiranandani joins us to talk about her book for young readers and how she presents this story through the diary entries of a twelve-year-old girl named Nisha.

Conversations: Katherine Paterson, "My Brigadista Year"

My Brigadista Year

Katherine Paterson has written more than thirty books and has received many of the highest honors in children’s literature. Her Newbery Medal-winning novel Bridge to Terabithia is one of the most beloved children’s novels of all time and was made into a major motion picture. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her latest youth novel, My Brigadista Year. The novel was inspired by the experiences of young volunteers in the 1961 Cuban literacy campaign.

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