In Episode 19, our first episode of Season 4, Saadia Faruqi will share recommendations for books that have a theme of perseverance. Then, Ann Braden will share her conversation with the School Library Journal news editor Kara Yorio who recently wrote an article about students facing housing insecurity.
THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING by Ashley Spires.
STUCK written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.
GIRAFFES CAN’T DANCE written by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees.
FLIGHT SCHOOL written and illustrated by Lita Judge.
TIMMY FAILURE series by Stephan Pastis.
ALVIN HO series by Lenore Look.
HATCHET by Gary Paulsen.
A LONG WALK TO WATER by Linda Sue Park.
FANTASTIC FAILURES: TRUE STORIES OF PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD BY FALLING DOWN FIRST. Written by Luke Reynolds.
FAMOUS FAILS: MIGHTY MISTAKES, MEGA MISHAPS AND HOW A MESS CAN LEAD TO SUCCESS. Written by Crispin Boyer.
Kara Yorio’s Recommendations
(Linked–when possible–to the School Library Journal Review)
Still a Family by Brenda Reeves Sturgis
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena
I See You by Michael Genhart
How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor
Almost Home by Joan Bauer
Hold Fast by Blue Balliett
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate | SLJ Review
The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden
Tyrell by Coe Booth
Words We Don’t Say by KJ Reilly