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.
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Fathers, Sons, and Reading, Mom Book Reviews
7 days ago
Fathers, Sons, and Reading (3:24)
Mothers have a great influence over their children. But let’s talk today about fathers. Children who like to read - boys or girls – say they saw a male adult in their life – a father, grandfather, or even an older sibling – reading regularly. Three generations meet with Rachel today to talk about this very thing – Gene Nelson, Provo City Library Director; his son Trent, who is teacher in a local middle school; and, Trent’s 9 year old son, Lincoln. We’re going to put a face, three faces actually, on this inter-generational dynamic. Gene Nelson, director of the Provo City Library in Utah, has participated on many local, regional, and national committees, including the Caldecott and Newbery. He also teaches children’s literature classes at BYU. Gene’s son, Trevor Nelson, teaches English, creative writing, and mythology at Timberline Middle School. And, Trent’s son, is in 4th grade at American Fork Elementary.
Mom Book Reviews (21:19)
Now, just to make sure we have some balance on the show today: we finish up with two mothers, Mary Warner and Michelle Wages, reviewing some of their favorite children’s books – that include ones they grew up with and still read to their own families.”