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NewberyTart

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Interview: Andrea Wang
5d ago
Interview: Andrea Wang
In this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk to Andrea Wang, author of Watercress, a 2022 Newbery Honor Book, Caldecott Medal Winner, and APALA Award Winner. Andrea Wang is the award-winning author of The Nian Monster and Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando. She was inspired to write Watercress by her experience growing up in rural Ohio as a child of Chinese immigrants. Andrea holds an M.S. in Environmental Science and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing for Young People. She lives in Colorado with her family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Interview: Andrea Wang
5d ago
Interview: Andrea Wang
In this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk to Andrea Wang, author of Watercress, a 2022 Newbery Honor Book, Caldecott Medal Winner, and APALA Award Winner. Andrea Wang is the award-winning author of The Nian Monster and Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando. She was inspired to write Watercress by her experience growing up in rural Ohio as a child of Chinese immigrants. Andrea holds an M.S. in Environmental Science and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing for Young People. She lives in Colorado with her family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Interview: Darcie Little Badger
Jun 15 2022
Interview: Darcie Little Badger
Each week on NewberyTart, Jennie and Marcy, two book-loving mamas (and a librarian and a bookseller, respectively), read and drink their way through the entire catalogue of Newbery books, and interview authors and illustrators along the way. In this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk to Darcie Little Badger, author of A Snake Falls to Earth, finalist for the Newbery Medal and a National Book Award longlisted book. Darcie Little Badger is an Earth scientist, writer, and fan of the weird, beautiful, and haunting. She is an enrolled member of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas. Her Locus Award-winning debut novel, Elatsoe, was a National Indie Bestseller, named to over a dozen best-of-year lists, and called one of the Best 100 Fantasy Novels of All Time by TIME. Her second novel, A Snake Falls to Earth was longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature and received a Newbery Award Honor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S7 E7: Dicey's Song
Jun 8 2022
S7 E7: Dicey's Song
Each week on NewberyTart, Jennie and Marcy, two book-loving mamas (and a librarian and a bookseller, respectively), read and drink their way through the entire catalogue of Newbery books, and interview authors and illustrators along the way. In this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk about the 1983 Newbery Medal winner, Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S7 E6: Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush
May 18 2022
S7 E6: Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush
Each week on NewberyTart, Jennie and Marcy, two book-loving mamas (and a librarian and a bookseller, respectively), read and drink their way through the entire catalogue of Newbery books, and interview authors and illustrators along the way. In this episode, Marcy and Jennie review the 1982 Newbery Honor book Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush, by Virginia Hamilton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Interview: Donna Barba Higuera
May 11 2022
Interview: Donna Barba Higuera
Each week on NewberyTart, Jennie and Marcy, two book-loving mamas (and a librarian and a bookseller, respectively), read and drink their way through the entire catalogue of Newbery books, and interview authors and illustrators along the way. In this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk to Donna Barba Higuera, author of The Last Cuentista, winner of a 2022 Newbery Medal and a 2022 Pura Belpré Medal. Donna Barba Higuera grew up in Central California and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She has spent her entire life blending folklore with her experiences into stories that fill her imagination. Now she weaves them to write picture books and novels. Donna’s first book, Lupe Wong Won’t Dance, won a Sid Fleischman Award for Humor and a Pura Belpré Honor. Her second novel, The Last Cuentista, received the John Newbery Medal and the Pura Belpré Award. It was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Boston Globe, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and TIME. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Interview: Kyle Lukoff
Apr 27 2022
Interview: Kyle Lukoff
Each week on NewberyTart, Jennie and Marcy, two book-loving mamas (and a librarian and a bookseller, respectively), read and drink their way through the entire catalogue of Newbery books, and interview authors and illustrators along the way. In this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk to Kyle Lukoff, author of Too Bright to See, a 2022 Newbery Honor Book and winner of the Stonewall Book Award. Kyle Lukoff is the author of many books for young readers. His debut middle-grade novel, Too Bright to See, received a Newbery honor, the Stonewall award, and was a National Book Award finalist. His picture book When Aidan Became a Brother also won the Stonewall. He has forthcoming books about mermaids, babies, apologies, and lots of other topics. While becoming a writer he worked as a bookseller for ten years, and then nine more years as a school librarian. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S7 E5: Millions of Cats
Mar 23 2022
S7 E5: Millions of Cats
Each week on NewberyTart, Jennie and Marcy, two book-loving mamas (and a librarian and a bookseller, respectively), read and drink their way through the entire catalogue of Newbery books, and interview authors and illustrators along the way. In this episode, Marcy and Jennie, and special guest Lily, review the 1929 Newbery Honor book Millions of Cats, by Wanda Gág. They discuss the nature of folk stories, the importance of communication, and what debris one might expect after a trillion-cat catfight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Interview: Marc Brown
Jan 26 2022
Interview: Marc Brown
Each week on NewberyTart, Jennie and Marcy, two book-loving mamas (and a librarian and a bookseller, respectively), read and drink their way through the entire catalogue of Newbery books, and interview authors and illustrators along the way. In this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk to Marc Brown, the author and illustrator of Arthur. ____________________________ Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and creative producer of the number-one children’s PBS television series, Arthur. He has also created a second book series featuring D.W., Arthur’s little sister, as well as numerous other books for children. Marc Brown lives with his family in Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Interview: Jennifer L. Holm
Nov 17 2021
Interview: Jennifer L. Holm
In this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk to Jennifer L. Holm, Newbery Award-winning author of Our Only May Amelia, Penny from Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise.  Jennifer L. Holm is a New York Times-bestselling children's author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels Our Only May Amelia, Penny from Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise. Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on several graphic novel series including the the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series, the bestselling Sunny series, and the Squish series which is now a streaming show on HBO MAX. Her new novel is The Lion of Mars. She lives in California with her husband, two children, and two bossy cats names Augustus and Livvie (after the Roman Emperor and Empress.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Interview: Jasmine Warga
Nov 10 2021
Interview: Jasmine Warga
In this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk to Jasmine Warga, author of the Newbery Honor Book Other Words for Home. Jasmine Warga's is the author of the middle grade novel Other Words for Home as well as the teen novels My Heart and Other Black Holes, which has been translated into over twenty languages, and Here We Are Now. She lives and writes in Cincinnati, Ohio. You can visit Jasmine online at www.jasminewarga.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Interview: Savanna Ganucheau
Nov 3 2021
Interview: Savanna Ganucheau
On this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk to illustrator Savanna Ganucheau. Her most recent project is a graphic novel adaptation of 2011 Newbery Honor novel Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm. Savanna Ganucheau is a comic artist from New Orleans, Louisiana with a BFA in Film from The University of New Orleans. She made her start in comics by self-publishing and selling her work in small comic book shops around New Orleans. Alongside creating the popular webcomic George and Johnny, Savanna’s artwork has appeared in notable publications including Jem and the Holograms, Adventure Time Comics, and Lumberjanes. Her first graphic novel Bloom is published by First Second. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Interview: Veera Hiranandani
Oct 27 2021
Interview: Veera Hiranandani
On this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk to Veera Hiranandani, author of The Night Diary and How to Find What You're Not Looking For. Veera Hiranandani, author of the Newbery Honor-winning The Night Diary, earned her MFA in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of The Whole Story of Half a Girl, a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and a South Asia Book Award finalist. A former editor at Simon & Schuster, she now teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College's Writing Institute. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S7 E4: The Blue Sword
Aug 18 2021
S7 E4: The Blue Sword
Each week on NewberyTart, Jennie and Marcy, two book-loving mamas (and a librarian and a bookseller, respectively), read and drink their way through the entire catalogue of Newbery books, and interview authors and illustrators along the way. In this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk about the 1983 Newbery Honor book The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S7 E3: Homesick
Aug 11 2021
S7 E3: Homesick
Each week on NewberyTart, Jennie and Marcy, two book-loving mamas (and a librarian and a bookseller, respectively), read and drink their way through the entire catalogue of Newbery books, and interview authors and illustrators along the way. In this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk about the 1983 Newbery Honor book Homesick: My Own Story by Jean Fritz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S7 E2: Graven Images
Jul 28 2021
S7 E2: Graven Images
Each week on NewberyTart, Jennie and Marcy, two book-loving mamas (and a librarian and a bookseller, respectively), read and drink their way through the entire catalogue of Newbery books, and interview authors and illustrators along the way. In this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk about the 1983 Newbery Honor book Graven Images by Paul Fleischman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S7 E1: Doctor De Soto
Jul 21 2021
S7 E1: Doctor De Soto
Each week on NewberyTart, Jennie and Marcy, two book-loving mamas (and a librarian and a bookseller, respectively), read and drink their way through the entire catalogue of Newbery books, and interview authors and illustrators along the way. In this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk about the 1983 Newbery Honor book, Doctor De Soto by William Steig. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S6 E5: Shiloh
Jun 16 2021
S6 E5: Shiloh
Each week on NewberyTart, Jennie and Marcy, two book-loving mamas (and a librarian and a bookseller, respectively), read and drink their way through the entire catalogue of Newbery books, and interview authors and illustrators along the way. On this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk about the 1992 Newbery winner: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S6 E4: Nothing But the Truth
Jun 9 2021
S6 E4: Nothing But the Truth
Each week on NewberyTart, Jennie and Marcy, two book-loving mamas (and a librarian and a bookseller, respectively), read and drink their way through the entire catalogue of Newbery books, and interview authors and illustrators along the way. On this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk about the 1992 Newbery Honor book Nothing But the Truth by Avi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Interview: Kelly Jordan
Jun 2 2021
Interview: Kelly Jordan
On this episode, Marcy and Jennie talk to Kelly Jordan, author of the adorable picture book The Little Blue Cottage. Kelly Jordan has a journalism degree from the University of Georgia and spends her days as a communications manager and magazine editor. She lives with her husband in Decatur, Georgia, and regularly visits her family's little blue cottage in Florida. This is her picture book debut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S6 E3: The Wright Brothers
May 26 2021
S6 E3: The Wright Brothers
Each week on NewberyTart, Jennie and Marcy, two book-loving mamas (and a librarian and a bookseller, respectively), read and drink their way through the entire catalogue of Newbery books, and interview authors and illustrators along the way. On this episode, Jennie and Marcy talk about the 1992 Newbery Honor Book The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Friedman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices