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Deborah Wiles

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Anthem by Deborah Wiles Review

Edna's Book Review

In this episode we will be giving a descriptive overview of Anthem by Deborah Wiles.

6mins

30 Oct 2020

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Deborah Wiles - Kent State

Worth Noting

Deborah Wiles (@DeborahWiles101) shares KENT STATE. Deborah is known for a great number of outstanding middle grade novels, but her YA debut is one that I believe will fully stop you in your tracks. KENT STATE is a novel in verse or perhaps more accurately a novel in voices about the events on May 4th, 1970 which led to members of the Ohio National Guard opening fire into a crowd of Kent State University demonstrators, killing four and wounding nine Kent State students. It is a book about events that took place over 50 years ago, but it is also inseparably a story about what is going on right now. It’s a novel that examines the importance of social justice and what it means to be an American. It is a retelling that will move you. You can access even more information about this book and its author by visiting www.matthewcwinner.com/blog. Get a copy of this book and support independent bookstores (and this podcast) by visiting our BookShop Store.   Thank you to this week's sponsor: Picture Book Summit Bookclub (Patreon) Libro.fm And to the generous support from our Patrons.

43mins

29 Sep 2020

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Author Deborah Wiles discusses #KentState on #ConversationsLIVE

"Conversations LIVE!" with Cyrus Webb

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Deborah Wiles to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss her new book KENT STATE.

21mins

25 Jun 2020

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9: Generational Moments with Deborah Wiles

Book It!

Jill and Michael chat with author Deborah Wiles about her newest novel-in-verse "Kent State" and the importance of remembering, honoring, but never repeating. Featuring: Kent State Love, Ruby Lavender Each Little Bird That Sings

1hr 23mins

17 Jun 2020

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Deborah Wiles

Writers' Voices

Two time National Book Award finalist Deborah Wiles is leading the way in writing documentary novels for young adults (and adults too) as well as middle grade fiction and children’s picture books. Her 60’s trilogy, “Countdown”, “Revolution” and “Anthem” recount historical events of her own childhood from the perspective of a fictional narrator. Talking with Read More

59mins

1 Jun 2020

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KENT STATE by Deborah Wiles, read by Lauren Ezzo, Christopher Gebauer, Christina Delaine, Johnny Heller, Roger Wayne, Korey Jackson, David DeVries

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine

Fifty years after four young people were shot by the National Guard at Kent State University, Deborah Wiles gives us an honest fictional account enhanced by this production. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss the moving and powerful narration of this young adult novel in verse. The narrators give voice to several witnesses, each with a unique perspective. We hear the truth as perceived by students, townies, the National Guard, and others. Published by Scholastic Audiobooks.Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.comSupport for Behind the Mic comes from Blackstone Publishing, publisher of the audiobook of Richard Adams’ classic tale WATERSHIP DOWN. This May Blackstone is celebrating the centenary of the author's birth. This is a great moment to reflect on the novel and experience it all over again, as well as introduce it to a new generation of listeners. Read by the actor Peter Capaldi, WATERSHIP DOWN is an exciting adventure story and an engaging allegory about freedom, ethics, and human nature. A stirring epic of courage and survival against the odds, the beloved classic continues to be discovered by readers of all ages. WATERSHIP DOWN from Blackstone Publishing is available wherever you get your audiobooks, including Downpour.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

6mins

27 May 2020

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Ep. #439 - Deborah Wiles

Professional Book Nerds

On today's episode, Adam interviews Deborah Wiles about her powerful new book Kent State. This quick read looks at the horrific events of May 4th, 1970 on Kent State's campus when the National Guard opened fire on student protestors, killing four and wounding several others. Adam's parents were students at Kent State at the time and were on campus during these events, so this story very much struck home with him. They get into the details that lead up to this awful moment in history as well as the aftermath. This is a must-listen about an event that changed the United States forever and a must-read for history fans everywhere.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35mins

27 Apr 2020

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A Conversation with Deborah Wiles, Part 2. Season 2 Ep. 4 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

The Book Love Foundation Podcast

Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning. In this episode, Part 2 of Penny’s recent conversation with Deborah Wiles. Subscribe in iTunes Donate to the Book Love Foundation Season 2 Ep 4 Show notes This episode is Part 2 of a two-part conversation Penny had recently with Deborah Wiles. Deborah Wiles is an award-winning author of novels and picture books whose work is loved by readers of all ages. She is a two-time National Book Award Finalist, and you can learn more about her at her website. Deborah’s novels include Love, Ruby Lavender (2001), Each Little Bird That Sings (2005. National Book Award Finalist), The Aurora County All Stars (2007), Countdown (2010), and Revolution (2014. National Book Award Finalist). Her picture books include Freedom Summer (2001) and One Wide Sky (2003). From the conversation: Deborah Wiles on Pinterest. Minds Made for Stories, by Tom Newkirk 12 truths I learned from life and writing, by Anne Lamott. “Story is the primary vehicle human beings use to structure knowledge and experience.”   – Richard Rhodes Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books. – Penny The post A Conversation with Deborah Wiles, Part 2. Season 2 Ep. 4 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.★ Support this podcast ★

17mins

15 Dec 2017

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A Conversation with Deborah Wiles, Part 1. Season 2 Ep. 3 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

The Book Love Foundation Podcast

Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning. In this episode, Part 1 of Penny’s recent conversation with Deborah Wiles. Subscribe in iTunes Donate to the Book Love Foundation Season 2 Ep 3 Show notes This episode is Part 1 of a two-part conversation Penny had recently with Deborah Wiles. Deborah Wiles is an award-winning author of novels and picture books whose work is loved by readers of all ages. She is a two-time National Book Award Finalist, and you can learn more about her at her website. Deborah’s novels include Love, Ruby Lavender (2001), Each Little Bird That Sings (2005. National Book Award Finalist), The Aurora County All Stars (2007), Countdown (2010), and Revolution (2014. National Book Award Finalist). Her picture books include Freedom Summer (2001) and One Wide Sky (2003). From the conversation: Deborah Wiles on Pinterest. Minds Made for Stories, by Tom Newkirk 12 truths I learned from life and writing, by Anne Lamott. “Story is the primary vehicle human beings use to structure knowledge and experience.”   – Richard Rhodes Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books. – Penny The post A Conversation with Deborah Wiles, Part 1. Season 2 Ep. 3 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.★ Support this podcast ★

30mins

15 Dec 2017

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Episode 7 -- Deborah Wiles

Why I Write

I need to make a confession to all of you before you listen to this episode. Before attending the NCTE Annual Convention last fall, I had never heard of Deborah Wiles or read any of her work. Shocking because I now know all the praise and awards her books have received over the years. Born in Alabama into an Air Force family and spending her growing-up summers in a small Mississippi town with an extended family full of Southern characters. Today they live on in her stories. The moment I heard her discussing her documentary novel Countdown and how she supplemented it with playlists, recipes, and biographies, I was intrigued. (It doesn’t hurt that the main character and I share a last name.) This new approach to writing fiction, but filling it with large chunks of nonfiction, is something I have never seen before and I wanted to have her share it with all of our podcast listeners. I think you’ll find Deborah’s approach to writing and belief in the importance of learning to write your own narrative highly informative. After you listen to the podcast, give yourself a treat by reading her “life notice” written by one of her characters from The Aurora County Trilogy. I promise, it’ll make you smile. I wish her books were around when I was being taught English and history. They certainly would have made me enjoy those classes even more. Enjoy! photo credit: Sonya Sones

33mins

19 Jan 2017

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