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High school librarians John and Rachel chat about books and news from the library at White House High School in White House, Tennessee. Join in for conversations about current happenings and young adult literature. Music...more

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Episode 17

May 07, 2021

Till Next Year

John and Rachel close out the first season of Overdue with what they enjoyed about the podcast and plans for next season along with a summer challenge.  ...



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Episode 16

April 14, 2021

Mo Money Mo Problems

John and Rachel offer up personal recommendations of books that twist and thrill and celebrate Money Smart Week with a local entrepreneur. They finish the episode with various titles on money.   Books Mentioned: The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, One of Us is Lying, Where the Crawdads Sing, Those Who Wish Me Dead, City of Saints and Thieves, Confessions of a Scholarship Winner, How to Graduate Debt-Free, 1001 Ways to Pay for College, Personal and Public Debt, Jackpot, The Perfect Escape, Living Well: Spending Less ...



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Episode 15

March 31, 2021

Oh Captain! My Captain!

John and Rachel discuss a genre of fiction that’s not quite as boring as it may often seem and sit down with one of the most intriguing guests to date as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month with a distinguished, published poet.   Books Mentioned: Salt to the Sea, Valiant, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Dangerous Alliance, Like a Love Story, Lord of the Flies, Jane Eyre, Villette, Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems by Teenagers, Honeybee, Pillow Thoughts, Forever Words ...



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Episode 14

March 17, 2021

Assistant (to the) Director of Schools

In this episode, John and Rachel highlight titles that resemble the top of their spring bucket list and speak with a guest who has played the role of White House student, teacher, administrator, and more. Listen in for books selected in honor of a founding father.    Books Mentioned: The Sun and Her Flowers, Grass (GN), Woven in Moonlight, Hamilton, Fault Lines in the Constitution (GN), You Call This Democracy? ...



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Episode 13

March 03, 2021

Group Hug

In this episode, John reconnects with a familiar friend and chats with the team that keeps the library running. Listen in for the books that will get you geared up for testing season.    Books Mentioned Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed (GN), Where the Crawdads Sing, The Vanishing Half, Kite Runner, Skyhunter ...



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Episode 12

February 20, 2021

Snow Day(s)!

In this late-to-air episode, John talks about romance novels and Black History Month. Books Mentioned: Not Your #Lovestory, Heartstopper (GN), Instant Karma, The Life of Frederick Douglass (GN), A Promised Land, Courage to Soar, The Mamba Mentality, Track (series), Long Way Down (and GN), Miles Morales, Stamped ...