About This Show
A weekly program for grownups who care about children, with topics that will help the rising generation discover literature and experience the world around them. Hosted by children's literature expert, Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian at the BYU Library. Guests include authors, experts, teachers and parents. New episodes Saturdays at 1:30 pm Eastern.
Most Recent Episode
Children’s Book Tribute, Engaging Kids with Poetry
Children’s Book Tribute (3:49)
So very often, a book from childhood becomes a friend for life – A classic we’ll never forget. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats was just such a book for our first guest. In fact, this simple tale was important enough to Andrea Davis Pinkney that she found a way to produce her own tribute to the book, its author, and its impact. Rachel Wadham helps us into this story of love for a book in a conversation with Pinkney, who is the author of many books for children and young adults, including picture books, novels, and non-fiction. Her books have received multiple Coretta Scott King Book Awards, Jane Addams Honor citations, nominations for the NAACP Image Awards, the Boston Globe/Horn book Honor medal, and many other accolades.
Engaging Kids with Poetry (15:16)
Next on Worlds Awaiting, Rachel visits with local poet, Gina Clark about where her love of poetry started. Gina also offers tips on how to help our children and family engage in poetry. Clark is a Utah native and mother of six children ages 15 to five. She completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in poetry at Arizona State University and has taught as an adjunct at Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University. She is currently a writing instructor with BYU's Independent Study. Gina is an avid supporter of her local public library in Orem, Utah, where she has been a volunteer storyteller for over a decade. Her monthly "Storytime" presentations might better be called "PoetryTime," since she fills them with poems for readers – young and old alike.
Favorite Books (25:56)
We finish up the show today with a high school student, Hayden Nielsen, who talked to me about some of his favorite books.