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“Memory Piece” Author Talk with Lisa Ko

36m 55s

Lisa takes us on a road trip through time with Giselle (artist), Jackie (internet tech expert) & Ellen (activist), three lifelong friends whose lives as children growing up in the 80s shaped their prospects as adults at the turn of the millennia.

Episodes

  • “Memory Piece” Author Talk with Lisa Ko: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    “Memory Piece” Author Talk with Lisa Ko

    S2024 E9 - 36m 55s

    Lisa takes us on a road trip through time with Giselle (artist), Jackie (internet tech expert) & Ellen (activist), three lifelong friends whose lives as children growing up in the 80s shaped their prospects as adults at the turn of the millennia.

  • “You Are Here” Author Talk with Ada Limón: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    “You Are Here” Author Talk with Ada Limón

    S2024 E8 - 40m 34s

    National Director of PBS Books, Heather-Marie Montilla and Ada Limón discuss her recently published anthology You Are Here: Poetry In The Natural World, a collection of fifty poems that reflect on our relationship to the natural world by contemporary writers. Collaboratively published by Milkweed Editions and the Library of Congress, this anthology depicts the ever-changing poetic landscape.

  • The Wright Conversations with Poet Nikki Giovanni: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Wright Conversations with Poet Nikki Giovanni

    S2024 E7 - 1h 15m

    As part of its Wright Conversations series, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History presents Nikki Giovanni, one of this country’s most widely read poets and one of America’s most renowned poets worldwide. Her poem, “Knoxville, Tennessee,” is arguably the single literary work most often associated with that city.

  • Author Talk with ReShonda Tate: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Author Talk with ReShonda Tate

    S2024 E6 - 32m 28s

    Explore the legacy of one of Hollywood’s icons—Hattie McDaniel—through Tate's historical fiction novel, “The Queen of Sugar Hill.” Discover more about this icon of the silver screen and how the story of her roles on and off the screen still resonates today. With no shortage of triumphs, tragedies, severe setbacks, and controversy; ReShonda Tate brings the powerful story of Hattie McDaniel to life.

  • Author Talk with Tracy Subisak: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Author Talk with Tracy Subisak

    S2024 E5 - 13m 39s

    Celebrate Social and Emotional Learning Day by joining us for a fantastic conversation with author and illustrator Tracy Subisak, discussing her book "Sorry, Snail". This heartfelt children’s book showcases that everyone has feelings and helps to teach the importance of empathy. Join us for a fun conversation about a super-sweet book. No apology required.

  • Author Talk with Lisa Selin Davis: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Author Talk with Lisa Selin Davis

    S2024 E4 - 48m 26s

    In "Housewife: Why Women Still Do It All and What To Do Instead", Lisa tackles the “myth” of the divide between breadwinners and homemakers. Examining working-women throughout history, Lisa provides the roadmap for women to be empowered to choose the best path for themselves as they navigate balance in modern-day society.

  • Author Talk with Cheryl Wills: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Author Talk with Cheryl Wills

    S2024 E3 - 42m 18s

    Join us as Cheryl reflects on her inspiration and motivation behind this stunning portrayal of these legendary women, with powerful accounts of their resilience and strength in their words. We’ll explore the books’ gorgeous photographs of these dynamic women, which capture their importance and prominence, and hear more about the stories behind these icons of the gospel.

  • Author Talk with Yolanda Renee King: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Author Talk with Yolanda Renee King

    S2024 E2 - 29m 59s

    PBS Books sits down with Author Yolanda Renee King and Illustrator Nicole Tadgell to discuss Miss King’s debut book Carrying the Light from My Grandparents Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King: We Dream a World. In We Dream A World, Yolanda Renee King discusses her family legacy and her vision for the future of young change-makers.

  • What to Read in 2024 with Booklist Reader: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What to Read in 2024 with Booklist Reader

    S2024 E1 - 1h

    If you are struggling to find that next great read, then this episode of PBS Books is just for you. Sit down with Booklist Reader experts to explore some of the not to miss books of 2024!

Extras + Features

  • Extended Readers Club | Scott Alexander Howard: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Extended Readers Club | Scott Alexander Howard

    S2024 - 48m 47s

    Watch the extended conversation with author Scott Alexander Howard. The Other Valley tells the story of Odile, an awkward, quiet girl vying for a coveted seat on the Conseil. If she earns the position, she’ll decide who may cross her town’s heavily guarded borders. To the east, the town is twenty years ahead in time. To the west, it’s twenty years in the past.

  • Extended Readers Club | Allison Pataki: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Extended Readers Club | Allison Pataki

    S2024 - 1h 14m

    Watch the full conversation as we chat with New York Times bestselling author Allison Pataki about her latest book “Finding Margaret Fuller.” In this virtual discussion we’ll dive into this fascinating historical fiction read about the adventures of Margaret Fuller, a renowned writer, journalist, and trailblazing women’s rights advocate whose story has too often gone untold.

  • Extended Readers Club | Horse and All Creatures: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Extended Readers Club | Horse and All Creatures

    S2024 - 1h 16m

    Join the PBS Books Readers Club hosts as they sit down with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Geraldine Brooks to discuss her bestselling novel "HORSE". Learn about her process when writing this novel and her life off the pages. And don't miss an inside look on what’s in store for our beloved characters of All Creatures Great and Small season 4 with the Executive Producer, Jamie Crichton.

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