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
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