39 minutes | Apr 5, 2021

Autism Awareness & Poetry

Spring has sprung here in Harris County, and along with the birds twittering, you may have your thoughts turning to poetry for National Poetry Month.  Our Gabbing with the Librarians have you covered.  It is also Autism Acceptance month.  This yearly advocacy month has changed since it began in 1970, and we're honored to have individuals speak with us about awareness and acceptance of Autistic lives.  We'll also share book reviews from our community and resources in our Harris County Public Library collection to support Autistic individuals and their families.For the works mentioned in our Gabbing with the Librarians segment listed below:Eminem. Angry Blonde. ReganBooks, 2002. Gorman, Amanda. Amanda Gorman, 2021, www.theamandagorman.com/. Matejka, Adrian. The Big Smoke Poems. Penguin Poets, 2013. Matejka, Adrian. Map to the Stars. Penguin Books, 2017Poe, Edgar Allan. The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Modern Library, 1992.  Siegel, Matthew. Blood Work. The University of Wisconsin Press, 2015. “Taylor Swift.” YouTube, YouTube, www.youtube.com/c/TaylorSwift/featured. Wordsworth, William, et al. LYRICAL BALLADS; edited by Michael Mason, LONGMAN, 2007. https://www.hcpl.net/title-record/1033786Items mentioned in the Neurodiversity Book list are listed below:The New Social Story book by Carol GrayNeuroTribes by Steve Silberman Sincerely Your Autistic Child edited by Emily Paige Ballou, Sharon daVanport, Morénike Giwa-OnaiwuGet a Grip, Vivy Cohen! By Sarah Kapit Many Mysteries of the Finkel Familyby Sarah Kapit A Room Called Earth by Madeleine Ryan  If you would like to join the conversation, email podcast@hcpl.netThis podcast was produced by Nancy Hu, Beth Krippel, and Darla Pruitt.  Edited by Nicole Hindmon and hosted by Jennifer Nandlal. Featured presenters were Suellen Dunn, Jennifer Finch, Darla Pruitt, Beth Krippel, Israel Favela, Laura Echeverria, and William PurdyIf you'd like to see more from our library please follow us on social media! We're on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube @HarrisCountyPL 
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