Lifelines: Books That Bridge the Divide
By Children's Authors Ann Braden and Saadia Faruqi
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Here we share conversations with librarians, educators, and readers about the children's books that can be bridges across our cultural divides… the books that can open minds and the books that can be the lifeline a child needs to remember they're not alone. The hosts are Ann Braden and Saadia Faruqi. Ann is a middle grade author, a community organizer, a former middle school teacher and a mother of two. Saadia is a Pakistani American author, an interfaith activist, cultural sensitivity trainer, and a mother of two.
||CleanEpisode 14: Ensuring African American Students See Themselves||A Conversation with Librarian Matthew Winner||2/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Books that Build Deeper Empathy Around Mental Health||And Interview with Librarian Kathie MacIsaac||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: A Conversation Between Saadia Faruqi and Ann Braden||The Many Ways to Bridge Divides||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Culturally Responsive Thanksgiving Books||And a Conversation with Librarian Sam Maskell||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Reaching Kids Living in Poverty -- Part TWO||With Kristin Crouch||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Reaching Kids in Poverty -- Part ONE||A Conversation with Educator Kristin Crouch||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Saadia Recommmends Great Non-Fiction Biographies||In this episodes, Saadia Faruqi takes over the podcast and recommends a ton of great non-fiction biographies.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Refugee Picture Books||A Conversation with Library Director Laura Arnhold||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLifelines Episode 6 - Good Books About Ramadan and an Interview with Librarian Jennifer Haight||This is Episode 6 and it’s our last episode of Season 1 (we’ll be back for Season 2 in the fall, so make sure you subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher so you don’t miss it!). Today, Saadia will focus her “Books You’ve Never Heard Of” segment on..||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Welcoming "The Other"||And Conversation with Librarian Christina Carter||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Tackling Tough Topics||With a Segment on Jason Reynolds and a Conversation with Librarian Mary Linney||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: National Poetry Month||Featuring a Conversation with Juliet Lubwama, 2017 National Student Poet||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLifelines: Episode 2 -- Fighting Prejudice With Words||With Guest Kiran Waqar, of the slam poetry group Muslim Girls Making Change||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLifelines: Books That Bridge the Divide -- Episode 1: Supporting Students in Poverty||Hosted by Children's Book Authors: Saadia Faruqi and Ann Braden||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Glad I Subscribed!
Having only listened to one episode (#3) I can assure you I’m glad I subscribed. I’m currently voraciously consuming verse novels and poetry, and I like to think I’m well-read in middle grade work. But I found myself trying to jot down titles while driving! The second part, during which Ann interviews a nationally recognized student poet, was wonderful as well! I too was struck by the poem she shared.
Looking forward to listening to back and future episodes. Thank you!