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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 11

February 03, 2021

Three Cheers for Hair!

John tries to figure out if he’s in a mid-life crisis while he highlights books about hair and recognizes some award-winning titles.  He also learns a little about what it means to be a school librarian.   Check out the ALA Youth Media Awards! http://www.ilovelibraries.org/booklovers/youth-media-awards   Books Mentioned Hairspray (DVD), The Hairdresser of Harare, Hot Comb, The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers, Sad is Untrue (a true story), Apple: Skin to the Core, Dragon Hoops, We Are Not Free, If These Wings Could Fly, The Black Kids, The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh ...



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Episode 10

January 20, 2021


John, flying solo, explores his role as a high school librarian while making a few points about information literacy.     Books Mentioned: The Catcher in the Rye   AASL Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1P3GZq6dLvrk7GPFzD6UN3wQGyy-fA1-Q5-jRYapkDMA/edit?usp=sharing ...



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Episode 9

December 09, 2020

Be Merry

John and Rachel celebrate the holiday season by highlighting Christmas books and leaving the library to visit someone who loves all things Christmas in their workshop. Let’s wrap up 2020 with the best books as voted on by readers like you.   Books Mentioned: Pearl S Buck’s Book of Christmas, Christmas Stories (Dickens), Let it Snow, My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories, The Official Guide to Christmas in the South or, If You Can’t Fry It, Spraypaint It Gold, Catcher in the Rye, The Polar Express, T'was the Night Before Christmas, The Christmas Carol, The Midnight Library, The Guest List, The Vanishing Half, House of Earth and Blood, From Blood and Ash, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, Mexican Gothic, Strange Planet, Stamped, A Promised Land, Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, A Life on Our Planet, Heartstopper: Volume Three, Dearly, Such a Fun Age, Clap When You Land, The Queen of Nothing, The Tower of Nero   Music Credits: Jingle Bells 7 by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/   Artist: http://incompetech.com/      Deck the Halls B by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100368  Artist: http://incompetech.com/   Carol Of The Bells by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Artist: http://audionautix.com/    We Wish You a Merry Christmas by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ ...



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Episode 8

November 25, 2020

Books That Gather

John and Rachel serve up books about food and sit down with White House High School’s leader of yesteryear. Discover titles that were written by or feature Native Americans in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.   Books mentioned: Eat a Peach, Fast Food Nation, Devoured, Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Love and Food, Meal (GN), Sourdough, The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, Let’s Make Ramen (GN), Where the Crawdads Sing, Hearts Unbroken, Apple in the Middle, Come On In, Surviving the City (GN), A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States ...



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Episode 7

November 11, 2020

Game On

John and Rachel take a look at science fiction titles and host White House High School’s favorite gamer. Listen as we honor those who have served our country.   Books Mentioned: War Girls, American War, Soul of Stars, Uglies, Hush Hush, Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony, Zoe's Tale, The Forever War, Ready Player One, Grenade, Grass (GN), Ceremony, Flygirl,  ...



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Episode 6

October 28, 2020

Don't Look

John and Rachel headline authors of horror before settling in for an eerie story from White House High School graduates and local business owners of lifeless treasures.   Books mentioned: HP Lovecraft (author), Stephen King (author), Elevation, If It Bleeds, The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein's Creator, Joe Quinn's Poltergeist, Alice in Zombieland, I Hunt Killers, Stamped ...