19-52 Segment 2: Harry Potter: More Than Just A Wizarding Tale

19-52 Segment 2: Harry Potter: More Than Just A Wizarding Tale

The Harry Potter series is one of the most beloved stories of all time, unlocking a world of wizarding magic, adventure and intrigue to millions of young readers. We discuss how its unconventional storyline and character development can shift thinking and teach real life lessons to young and old readers alike.

19-40 Segment 2: Raising A Reader: The Importance of Books in Today’s Digital Age

19-40 Segment 2: Raising A Reader: The Importance of Books in Today’s Digital Age

These days physical books have a lot of competition. From TV to smartphone use, it can be hard to switch it all off and dive into a new book. That’s why it’s so important to start a routine of reading and storytime from the get-go with your child. We discuss how children’s books have changed over the years and how to go about finding the best books for each age and interest.

Culture Crash 19-29: What To Do When You Don’t Really Like the Book You’re Reading

It happens to everyone. Despite your perseverance, you just can’t get into the book you’re reading. Do you push yourself to keep on going or give up and raise a white flag?

19-13 Segment 1: Using YA Fiction to Help Young People Process Big Issues

For a few decades now, teens have flocked to YA novels like The Hunger Games or The Fault in Our Stars. Why are they so popular? We talk to two novelists who say young adult fiction can help teens consider big issues and life and ‘practice’ their responses to real-world problems like violence and drugs.

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Culture Crash 19-09: Audiobooks

Audiobooks used to be big, cumbersome collections of tapes. Now, they’re simply files on our phones, and their portability and convenience make them a great option for commute-time listening.