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How To Raise A Reader

Jan 24, 2020
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The challenge of raising a reader have changed in the digital age, when children have multiple distractions at their fingertips.

As a black gay kid growing up in Texas in the 1990s, poet Saeed Jones remembers getting negative messages about his identity from every aspect of his life. It was around the time of Matthew Shepard's murder in Wyoming, and Jones felt alone and unsafe.

"I was seeing these cautionary tales connected to identity," he says. "It was so clear that it was perilous to be a black gay boy in America."

Saeed Jones at BookExpo at the Javits Center in New York City, May 2019.
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Saeed Jones is used to being away from home.

How To Raise A Reader

Nov 1, 2019
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The challenge of raising a reader has changed in the digital age, when children have multiple distractions at their fingertips.

The editor of the New York Times Book Review has teamed up with the Times’ children’s books editors on a new book about how to inspire the love of reading in young people, from infants to teenagers.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: New York Times Book Review editor and co-author of “How to Raise a Reader,” Pamela Paul talks about her philosophy of teaching a child to love the act of reading.

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How To Raise A Reader

Oct 10, 2019
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The challenge of raising a reader have changed in the digital age, when children have multiple distractions at their fingertips.

The editor of the New York Times Book Review has teamed up with the Times’ children’s books editors on a new book about how to inspire the love of reading in young people, from infants to teenagers.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: New York Times Book Review editor and co-author of “How to Raise a Reader,” Pamela Paul, talks about her philosophy of teaching a child to love the act of reading.

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Bird Rescue And Rehabilitation In Ohio

Sep 19, 2019
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Naturalist, artist and writer Julie Zickefoose in May 2017 took on the role of savior to a sick and orphaned baby Blue Jay.

In her new memoir, Zickefoose recalls the process of saving and then releasing the Jay, and also how the Jay she named Jemima saved her back. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: Julie Zickefoose talks about her new book, "Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Jay." 

  

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All Sides Weekend: Books

Jul 19, 2019
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy and guests in a discussion of the Columbus Metropolitan Library's "Quick Picks" and more.

Children's And Young Adult Literature

Jul 12, 2019
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Children and young adult literature has changed througout the decades. 

The very first children's books were printed and sold in 1740. The earliest children's books were designed to teach kids moral behavior.

From Little Women to modern-day series such as The Palace Chronicles, this genre has been educating and encouraging young people to read.

Today on All Sides, children's and young adult literature through the years, where it started and where the genre is going.

This weekend, you can see a production of "Little Women" in Schiller Park. 

Margaret Peterson Haddix will be speaking at the Thurber House on Saturday. 

The Rise of the Comic Book Shop

Dec 26, 2017
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Today at 11am

The 2017 on-screen adaptation of Wonder Woman broke records as Warner Brothers' first woman centered comic book movie directed by a woman. Coming up we look at how the places where comic books are sold are continuing to break barriers and make spaces for comic book fans, geeks and nerds.


The Rise of the Comic Book Shop

Nov 16, 2017
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The 2017 on-screen adaptation of Wonder Woman broke records as Warner Brothers' first woman centered comic book movie directed by a woman. Coming up we look at how the places where comic books are sold are continuing to break barriers and make spaces for comic book fans, geeks and nerds.

The American Women Code Breakers of World War II

Oct 23, 2017
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The contributions of women in science have often been lost to history.  During WWII, women were able to break into fields historically dominated by men while so many served overseas.  In the field of cryptography,  female students were recruited from around the country and trained to decode Nazi and Japanese communications. Their work played a crucial role in ending the war. 

All Sides Weekend: Books

Oct 13, 2017
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Guest host Christopher Purdy brings a review of what's new in the literary world to All Sides Weekend. Join us for recommendations and insights on what's new and upcoming books are worth a read.

Write Here: Literature Set in Ohio

May 5, 2014

11:00 Nothing against Michigan or Indiana, but there's something about Ohio that inspires great works of literature, from Sherwood Anderson's influential stories of pre-industrial small-town life, to Toni Morrison's powerful portraits of race and identity. As the Ohioana Book Festival approaches, we'll talk to authors who find inspiration from the Buckeye State. Guests