Voices from the Middle Podcast, Vol. 24, Episode 19

In Episode 19, our teacher panelists Gretchen Taylor, Katherine Sokolowski, and Beth Shaum speak with author Jason Reynolds. The conversation covers topics such as Jason's writing process with Brendan Kiely, social media's impact on the families of the victims of police brutality, breaking stereotypes in YA, and the ways in which schools can foster spaces for teens to feel safe and cared for. In addition, Jason provides us with a list of books that he's loving right now, as well as a sneak peak of what we can expect from him in the near future.

Books discussed in the podcast:

  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward 
  • The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore
  • Anything by Kwame Alexander
  • Calling My Name by Liara Tamani
  • Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds (August 1st)
  • Patina by Jason Reynolds (August 29th)
  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (October 17th)