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Voices from the Middle podcast, Vol. 24, Episode 19

The NCTE Voices from the Middle Podcast is a radio show featuring middle level ELA teachers from across the United States, practitioner-leaders in our field, YA and middle grades authors, and other surprise guests. Some podcasts tie to specific issues of the print publication Voices from the Middle, published by the National Council of Teachers of English. Music by Lee Rosevere.

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In Episode 19, our teacher panelists Gretchen Taylor, Katherine Sokolowski, and Beth Shaum speak with author Jason Reynolds. The conversation covers topics such as Jason’s writing process with Brendan Kiely, social media’s impact on the families of the victim’s of police brutality, breaking stereotypes in YA, as well as the ways in which schools can foster spaces for teens to feel safe and cared for. In addition, Jason provides us with a list of books that he’s loving right now as well as a sneak peak of what we can expect from him in the near future. Books discussed in the podcast:

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