Rereading My Childhood - The Podcast

Amy A. Cowan

I’m a bookish nerd on a mission. I’m rereading the books of my ‘90s childhood: The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, and Fear Street, and writing a review and summary, so you don't have to read them yourself. I’m Amy A. Cowan and this is Rereading My Childhood - The Podcast. Join me as I read about surprisingly organized middle school clubs, pranks that end in murder, and goo. Lots and lots of goo.

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The Baby-Sitters Club #16: Jessi's Secret Language by Ann M. Martin
Dec 22 2022
The Baby-Sitters Club #16: Jessi's Secret Language by Ann M. Martin
Edit 2022/12/24 - Amy here! I wanted to provide some additional information from some more knowledgeable listeners. First of all, “Ameslan” is definitely not used. It is ASL or American Sign Language. Secondly, making up your own signing for your name is a big no-no. And lastly, yes, an eleven-year-old probably shouldn’t be looking after a special needs child. This is more evidence that Stoneybrook is not the middle-class paradise it purports to be. Finally, I tried to find more information on Patsy Jensen, and all I can confirm is that she is a children’s book author. Now, that doesn’t preclude her from being a sensitivity reader, and that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a special connection to the deaf community or that she doesn’t have some kind of expertise. It means that she’s not renowned for her work in the deaf community. If you would like to add something, let me know. There’s a contact form on the website or hit me up on any of my socials. Since I wrote this on Christmas Eve, Happy Holidays! Stay inside if there’s a blizzard or else hundreds of TikToks of you falling on the sidewalk will pop up on my FYP. Stay safe! See you next time!This week's book summary/review features Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitters Club #16: Jessi's Secret Language, in which Jessi learns American Sign Language, Stoneybrook gets a little more diverse, and Karen wastes food.I’m a bookish nerd on a mission. I’m rereading the books of my ‘90s childhood: The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, and Fear Street, and writing a summary and review. I’m Amy A. Cowan and this is Rereading My Childhood - The Podcast. Rereading My Childhood is written by me, Amy A. Cowan. For a list of every Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, and Fear Street book review I have written or subscribe to the Substack, go to RereadingMyChildhood.com. To listen to the official podcast, visit the website or search for “Rereading My Childhood” in your favorite podcast app. For more information about me, visit AmyACowan.com.* * *Main: http://RereadingMyChildhood.com Links to Amy’s Social Media and About: http://AmyACowan.com Substack: http://AmyACowan.substack.com Podcast: https://rereadingmychildhoodthepodcast.buzzsprout.com* * * Neon Laser Horizon by Kevin MacLeod Link: ...