About This Show
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 weekdays at 1:30 PM Eastern.
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10,000 Hours to Mastery and Three Dark Crowns
3 days ago
10,000 Hours (3:41)
In the book Outliers, author Malcolm Gladwell says his theory is that it takes roughly ten thousand hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field or skill. Our first guest, children’s book author and illustrator, Rosemary Wells talks about the 10,000 hours (and then some) that she put into reading, writing, and drawing from a very young age that eventually led to success in her present profession. "It was practice, practice, practice" she said, that enabled her to master book-writing and illustrating–and to find her niche.
Three Dark Crowns (14:18)
Next, Rachel chats with Jessica Verzello, Bethany Stevens, and Olivia Noli from the BYU Education and Juvenile Literature Library. They discuss the Young Adult novel, Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.
Book Adaptations (24:14)
We finish up the show today with Cole Wissinger of the Worlds Awaiting team talking about book adaptations.