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Episode Info: When is a story worth telling? And why are the best stories in history seen through the lens of a single human being? We’re diving into those questions to day with one of the most talented and effervescent authors I know: Barb Rosenstock. I recommend every single one of Barb’s picture book biographies. Listen to this episode and you’ll know why. You’ll find links to her books at the bottom of this post. In this episode, you’ll hear: the magic of “So what?”… just wait till you hear her talk about this! why Barb and Charlotte Mason could be friends (and she didn’t even know it!) how Barb researches her books and lands on stories she wants to tell I also answer a listener question about gift book ideas for teachers. Click the play button below to start listening: More free resources & booklists Get the best episodes and reources from the Read-Aloud Revival Keep an eye on your inbox! We'll keep you posted whenever we have a new podcast episode or a great free booklist or resource for you. There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again. Email Address I'd like to receive the free email course. Yes! Powered by ConvertKit Listener Guide: 1:45 Best book gifts for teachers 4:34 A ‘trickster tale’ 6:35 Barb Rosenstock is back! 7:23 Barb and Charlotte (Mason) 10:10 Dates aren’t enough 🗓 11:09 A ‘long and meandering’ process 12:43 So what? 13:41 Ben Franklin and John Adams 15:46 ‘A natural connection’ 17:11 Ben Franklin’s Big Splash 18:29 Surface research and deeper research 20:13 Two new books 21:47 The ‘original juggler’ Abigail Adams 26:07 The most difficult book to research 28:08 Barb’s first book, Fearless 28:32 What’s next: Monet 🎨 29:56 Let the kids speak Quotes to remember: “It’s the one thing we all have in common: personhood. So having any topic, no matter what the… I don’t care if it’s science or math or a social studies topic or a history topic or whatever, relate it first by the stories of the people who did it. To me is just like, ‘Oh, of course that’s where you start.'” – Barb Rosenstock “Idea is the easy thing, execution is everything.” – Barb Rosenstock “A lot of times kids will say that they hate history. I don’t think they hate history. I think they hate the way it’s being presented.” – Barb Rosenstock Links from this episode: Barb Rosenstock’s site More on Charlotte Mason Some of Barb’s books: Nothing Found Books Sarah recommends as teacher gifts: Nothing Found You’ll also enjoy: Picture Book Biographies We Love The Woman Who Gave Us Miss Rumphius Camille Andros on Being a Mom AND Writer ...
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