Linda Sue Park is the author of more than 20 books- including Newbery Award winning A Single Shard (an astounding book and every bit deserving of the Newbery) and the world-changer, A Long Walk to Water.
When we were drumming up ideas for who to have on the podcast this season, I knew one thing for sure: I wanted to talk to Linda Sue Park.
I’m a mega-fan of Linda Sue Park, and in this episode, we take on whether children’s books can change the world.
Do you think they can? Listen and hear what Linda Sue Park thinks – you might be surprised!
We also chat:
- diversity in children’s literature
- how books give kids ‘practice’ for life
- advice for young writers
Click that play button below to hear the podcast:
Books from this episode:
(All links are Amazon affiliate links.)
Links from today’s show:
- Linda Sue Park’s TED Talk
- Linda Sue Park’s site
- Diverse Picture Books to Celebrate the Everyday
- Her novels
- Her picture books
- The Reading page on her site
- We Don’t Only Need More Diverse Books. We Need More Diverse Books Like The Snowy Day.
- The Reading Without Walls Challenge
- We Need Diverse Books
- Water for South Sudan
- Information about the Rochester Children’s Book Festival
- Linda Sue Park on Twitter
- The RAR Booklist