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Young Readers

Conversations: Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham, "Friends Forever - Eight Grade. It's Complicated"

On this edition of Conversations, Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham talk with host Dan Skinner about the graphic novel "Friends Forever - Eight Grade. It's Complicated." Hale is the bestselling author of many books for young readers. Pham is the author/illustrator of more than 100 books for kids. Her illustrations have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Caldecott Honor.


Conversations: Lauren Tarshis, "I Survived: The Attacks of September 11, 2001"

On this edition of Conversations, Lauren Tarshis talks with host Dan Skinner about the graphic novel adaptation of her bestselling “I Survived: The Attacks of September 11, 2001.” This new edition of the book was released to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Tarshis is the New York Times bestselling author of the “I Survived” series which tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength during times of disaster and turmoil.


Conversations: Hans Aschim, "How to Go Anywhere (And Not Get Lost) - A Guide to Navigation for Young Adventurers"

On this editon of Conversations, Hans Aschim talks with host Dan Skinner about “How to Go Anywhere (And Not Get Lost) – A Guide to Navigation for Young Adventurers.” Aschim is a writer and world traveler. His writing assignments have taken him around the world on a range of adventures—from trekking in the Arctic Circle to surfing in the Maldives. His book explores the history of navigation.  


Conversations: Alan Gratz, "Ground Zero: A Novel of 9/11"

On this edition of Conversations, Alan Gratz talks with host Dan Skinner about “Ground Zero: A Novel of 9/11.” Gratz is the bestselling author of several highly acclaimed books for young readers, including, among others “Allies,” “Grenade,” and “Code of Honor.” His novel “Refugee” is often referred to as a modern classic and has remained on The New York Times bestseller list for over two years. 


Conversations: Sarwat Chadda, "City of the Plague God"

On this edition of Conversations, Sarwat Chadda talks with host Dan Skinner about “City of the Plague God.” Chadda is a first-generation Muslim immigrant who swapped a career in engineering for a new one as a writer. His previous novels include “Devil’s Kiss,” the award-winning Indian mythology-inspired “Ash Mistry” series, and the epic high-fantasy “Shadow Magic” trilogy (using the name Joshua Khan).


Conversations: Kwame Mbalia, "Tristan Strong Destroys the World"

On this edition of Conversations, talks with host Dan Skinner about the second book in the trilogy, “Tristan Strong Destroys the World.” Mbalia is the New York Times best-selling author of “Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky.” Among other honors the novel was named to best-of-the-year lists compiled by Publishers Weekly, the Chicago Public Library, and the New York Times. 


Conversations: J.C. Cervantes, "The Shadow Crosser"

On this edition of Conversations, J. C. Cervantes talks with host Dan Skinner about the final book in the Storm Runner Trilogy, “The Shadow Crosser.” Cervantes is the New York Times best-selling author of “The Storm Runner” and “The Fire Keeper,” the first two books in a fantasy adventure trilogy based on Maya mythology. The book is for readers 8-14 years old.


Conversations: Tehlor Kay Mejia, "Paola Santiago and the River of Tears"

On this edition of Conversations, Tehlor Kay Mejia talks with host Dan Skinner about “Paola Santiago and the River of Tears," which is part of the "Rick Riordan Presents Series." Mejia is also the author of the critically acclaimed young adult fantasy novel “We Set the Dark on Fire,” as well as its forthcoming sequel, “We Unleash the Merciless Storm.” 


 
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