Professional Book Nerds

Professional Book Nerds

We're not just book nerds. We're professional book nerds! We are staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks from public libraries and schools. It's our job to discuss books all day long so we thought, "Why not share the conversation!" Hear about the best books we've read, get recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. Titles discussed are available to borrow through public libraries. Get started reading at overdrive.com and subscribe to our podcast today!... Show More
June 22, 2020 42 min
Ep. #455 - On today's episode, Adam has a Zoom chat with Gene Luen Yang, Alex Sanchez, and Laurie Halse Anderson about their new comics and graphic novels from DC Comics. Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang You Brought Me The Ocean by Alex Sanchez Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed by Laurie Halse Anderson Each of these stories focuses on important topics like racism, child trafficking, and American idealism, as well as a coming out story. This conversation is full of behind the scenes information about how these comics are put together, why it's so important to use this medium to discuss societal issues, and fun anecdotes about these authors' respective storytelling experiences. Comics are a great way to not only get children into reading but they're also a perfect medium to highlight these topics that they need to learn about. Readers of all ages will adore these books.
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