Monday Apr 24, 2023

Part 2: Book Banning & Supporting Indie Bookstores w/ Jonathan Pope

In PART 2 of this two part episode, Jonathan Pope, full time english teacher and part-time bookseller at Prologue Books in Columbus, OH, discusses how book banning affects his students. Leann asks if the students care about their books and how seeing themselves reflected in stories they read impacts them. Jonathan also describes the importance of your local indie bookstore in your community.

Amari and the Night Brothers by BB Alston, recommendation



1:00 - introduction

1:30 - commenting on censorship

3:46 - students’ reactions to book banning

6:00 - kids and their books; how are they engaging?

7:30 - “progress” in diverse books and actually implementing diverse books

9:51 - why to support indie bookstores & your favorite authors

11:58 - What is Jonathan currently reading?

12:55 - outro


Find Jonathan:

IG: beblackbeloved

Twitter: beblackbeloved



Find Prologue Bookshop:


Sambasivan & Parikh

IG: @sambasivan&parikh

If you have any questions, comments, ideas for future episodes, or just want to say hi, email

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