Young Adult author Liara Tamani is our guest today, and we discuss her newest book All the Things We Never Knew. Liara shares how she came to write for young people, the ways she finds authenticity in her characters, why social media isn’t for her, and the ways school curriculum doesn’t always serve students.
The Stacks Book Club selection for August is Sula by Toni Morrison, we will discuss the book with Brit Bennett on August 26th.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes and on Bookshop.org and Amazon.
- All the Things We Never Knew by Liara Tamani
- “Ep. 89 Staying True to Yourself with Jason Reynolds” (The Stacks)
- “Ep. Its OK to Hate a Book with Sarah Enni” (The Stacks)
- “The Short Stacks 28: Jacqueline Woodson//Red at the Bone” (The Stacks)
- Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
- Calling my Name by Liara Tamani
- Love and Basketball (Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2000)
- “Love & Basketball Was More Than a Movie. It Changed My Whole Life” (Liara Tamani, Time)
- The Houston Rockets
- LeBron James
- I Promise School
- I Promise by LeBron James and illustrated by Nina Mata
- The Golden State Warriors
- Loveis Wise
- Harvard Law School
- Duke University
- “Two States. Eight Textbooks. Two American Stories.” (Dana Goldstein, The New York Times)
- Michael Bloomberg
- Jeff Bezos
- The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
- When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
- Elenor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
- Toni Morrison
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