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YA Novel

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: Rachel Renee Russell, "Dork Diaries #12"

The Dork Diaries

Rachel Renee Russell is a former attorney turned #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Dork Diaries, which has over 36 million copies in print.  On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about the latest book in the series, The Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe. She will also tell us about a new series, The Misadventures of Max Crumbly.
 

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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