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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 5

October 14, 2020

Meet in the Middle

John and Rachel put a spotlight on teens’ top book choices and visit with the media specialist at White House Middle School. Stay tuned for books that will get you out of the middle and allow you to vote with confidence. Books Mentioned: With the Fire on High, Frankly in Love, Wayward Son, These Witches Don't Burn, Pumpkinheads (GN), Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me (GN), The Poet X, American Panda, Children of Blood and Bone, Thunderhead, The Cruel Prince, Batman: Nightwalker (GN), The Giver of Stars, Where the Crawdads Sing, Educated, Atomic City Girls, Donald Trump: 45th US President, Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics, Votes of Confidence: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections, Vote for Larry ...

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Episode 4

September 30, 2020

Shake Off Censorship

John and Rachel face off in Banned Books Week trivia and stop in to visit a local business run by WHHS graduates. This episode closes with some of the librarians’ top picks from the banned books list. Books Mentioned: Brave New World, 1984, Of Mice and Men, Invisible Man, Ender's Game, Harry Potter, Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Hate U Give, The Fault in Our Stars, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Looking for Alaska, Th1rteen R3asons Why, Catcher in the Rye, Eleanor & Park, Kite Runner ...

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Episode 3

September 16, 2020

Going Public

The librarians at WHHS point out books from the library that will take students a step further in their classroom reading and go onsite at the White House Public Library. The segment ends with a couple of reads on the effect of tragic fires, both past and present. Books Mentioned: To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman, Invisible Man, Fahrenheit 451, The Handmaid's Tale, Beowulf, Grendel, All the Light We Cannot See, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Storm Siren, The Ballad of Frankie Silver, Those Who Wish Me Dead, Uprising ...

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Episode 2

September 02, 2020

Extra Security Needed

John and Rachel share some of the highlights of graphic novels and popular titles they have on hand before getting into an exclusive interview with WHHS Libraries’ biggest supporter. Listen in for a preview of titles related to pandemics both true and imagined.Books Mentioned: Blue Exorcist (GN), Boxers & Saints (GN), My Friend Dahmer (GN), To Kill a Mockingbird (GN), Animal Farm (GN), Romeo & Juliet (GN), Julius Caeser (GN), The Giver (GN), The Hobbit (GN), Walden (GN), Bloom (GN), They Called Us Enemy (GN), Extreme Ownership, I Am Legend, World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide, American War, The Hot Zone, The Great Influenza ...

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Episode 1

August 19, 2020

The First Episode

In the first episode, John and Rachel discuss the wide worlds of fantasy along with some of their favorite novels of the genre. The co-librarians share a little about themselves in a Q & A style interview and their unique spaces at WHHS. The final drop is on new titles relevant to racial inequality from various authors.Books Mentioned: Harry Potter (series), Lord of the Rings (series), Chronicles of Narnia (series), Twilight (series), Vampire Diaries (series), Game of Thrones (series), Throne of Glass (series), The Raven Cycle (series), Rick Riordan (author), The Candle and the Flame, The Never Turning World, A Constellation of Roses, Shadow Scent, Song of the Crimson Flower, Caravel, Norse Mythology, Bone Gap, Elantris, The Bible, The New Jim Crow, The Color of Law, White Fragility, Stamped ...

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