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
July 22, 2020 82 min
Ep. #464 - Last week, we held a special social justice event via Zoom with Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal, the New York Times bestselling co-authors of I'm Not Dying With You Tonight. We wanted to make sure as many people as possible could listen in so we decided to release the full conversation and Q&A here as well. We discuss what's going on in the world related to the Black Lives Matter movement and Covid-19, having difficult conversations with those you're close with and those you aren't, performative brand management, white fragility and much more. We end with a bit of book recommendation fun. Today's episode is sponsored by Literati. Visit literati.com/PROBOOKNERDS for 25% of your first two orders. Get your PBN and Libby swag at http://shop.overdrive.com/ Books recommended during the social justice conversation Odd One Out By Nic Stone Fresh Ink - Anthology edited by Lamar Giles Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera The Brave by James Bird Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova Reverie by Ryan La Sala SLAY by Brittney Morris I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp Don't Read the Comments by Eric Smith
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