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Worlds Awaiting

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Topics that help the rising generation discover literature and experience the world around them. Worlds Awaiting is a weekly program for grownups who care about children hosted by children's literature expert, Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian at the BYU Library. Guests include authors, experts, teachers and parents. Listen to the show on Saturdays at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST.

Topics that help the rising generation discover literature and experience the world around them. Worlds Awaiting is a weekly program for grownups who care about children hosted by children's literature expert, Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian at the BYU Library. Guests include authors, experts, teachers and parents. Listen to the show on Saturdays at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST.

Location:

Provo, UT

Description:

Topics that help the rising generation discover literature and experience the world around them. Worlds Awaiting is a weekly program for grownups who care about children hosted by children's literature expert, Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian at the BYU Library. Guests include authors, experts, teachers and parents. Listen to the show on Saturdays at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST.

Language:

English


Episodes

Writing Process, Financial Literacy, and Popular Music

8/31/2019
Sharlee Glenn talks about her writing process. Financial planner, Gregg Murset discusses what it means to be financially literate. And music education professor, Brittany May chats about popular music in the classroom. Along with our interviews we’ll have storytime with a book review of "The Princess and the Warrior", listen to some author's tips, and gather around the Librarians' Table to talk about parenting readers.

Duration:00:55:53

Historical Fiction, Telling Stories, and Language Impairments

8/24/2019
Lauren Tarshis talks about the differences between non-fiction and historical fiction. Randy Evenson, a professional storyteller, chats about how to encourage children to tell their own stories. And Martin Fujiki and Bonnie Brinton discusses how to identify and help children with language impairments. Along with our interviews we’ll have storytime with a poetry reading, hear Ann Dee Ellis's personal writer's journey, and gather around the Librarians' Table to chat about scholarly...

Duration:00:53:17

Historical Fiction, Family Reading, and Physical Fitness

8/17/2019
Candace Fleming talks about new historical fiction books for children. Joe Hadfield chats about his experiences reading with his family. And physical education professor, David Barney, discuses the importance of fitness. Along with our interviews we’ll have storytime with a reading of "Quangle Wangle's Hat", hear children's thoughts on reading, and gather around the Librarians' Table to chat about what it means to be an instruction librarian.

Duration:00:56:22

Teen Reading, Historical Fiction, and STEM

8/10/2019
Petty Kittle talks about the importance of encouraging teenagers to read. Jennifer Nielsen chats about her historical fiction book, "Resistance". And James Porter discusses the impact of STEM education. Along with our interviews we’ll have storytime with a book review of "Rosie Revere Engineer", learn reading incentive strategies, and gather around the Librarians' Table to chat about analyzing children's literature.

Duration:00:56:38

Creative Writing, Music Literacy, and Reading with DNS

8/3/2019
Heather Price talks about her creative writing process. Music education professor, Brittany May chats about what it means to be music literate. And Vicki Ehlen, the director of the Wonderwood Academy, discusses how to encourage a love of reading for children with Down Syndrome. Along with our interviews we’ll have storytime with a book review of "Who Could That Be At This Hour?", learn about summer library programs, and gather around the Librarians' Table to chat about presentation skills.

Duration:00:56:38

Illustrator's Process, READ Dogs, Children's Theater

7/27/2019
Bethanne Anderson talks about her book illustrator's process. Kathy Klotz chats about her READ Dog program. And Julia Ashworth, a theater education professor, discusses the behind the scene process of creating children's theater. Along with our interviews we’ll have storytime with a reading Lewis Carroll's poem "The Jabberwocky", learn some writing tips from authors, and gather around the Librarians' Table to chat about representing "the other" within children's literature.

Duration:00:53:48

Virtual Reality, and a Writer's Process

7/20/2019
John Pickavance, a researcher in cognitive science, discusses virtual reality within classrooms. Author Julie Berry talks about her writing process. Along with our interviews we’ll learn about summer programs at the Hogle Zoo, and gather around the Librarians' Table to chat about book recommendations for young children.

Duration:00:55:18

Planetarium, Space Center, and Summer Reading

7/13/2019
James Porter, director of the Christa McAuliffe Space Center, discusses his educational space center for children. And Mary Bigler, an author and educator, talks about the importance of reading during the summer. Along with our interviews we’ll have storytime with a reading of the poem "The Fire Brigade", gather around the Librarians' Table to chat about helping incoming college freshman.

Duration:00:47:47

Music, YA Books, and Attention Deficit Disorder

7/6/2019
Music education professor, Brittany May chats about musical play. Author Martha Brockenbrough talks about a few of her books. And Annette Lyon discusses her experiences with attention deficit disorder. Along with our interviews we’ll have storytime with a reading of "Anne of Green Gables", learn some writing tips, and gather around the Librarians' Table to chat about race and gender in historical fiction.

Duration:00:57:26

Young Theater, Grimm Tales, and Decoding Words

6/29/2019
Theater Education professor, Julia Ashworth talks about theater for young audiences. Adam Gidwitz chats about his book series "A Tale Dark and Grimm". And Kathleen Brown of the University of Utah's reading clinic discusses word recognition instruction. Along with our interviews we’ll have storytime with book review of "When You Reach Me", learn some librarians' favorite books, and gather around the Librarians' Table to chat about academic librarians.

Duration:00:56:19