May 19, 2021
Librarian Natalie McCall chats with Jasmine Warga. Warga is the author of the New York Times bestseller Other Words For Home. Other Words For Home earned multiple awards, including a John Newbery Honor. She is also the author of young adult books, My Heart and Other Black Holes and Here We Are Now, which have been translated into over twenty different languages. The Shape of Thunder, her next novel for middle grade readers, will be published in May 2021. Originally from Cincinnati, she now lives in the Chicago-area with her family.
Natalie and Jasmine talk about books as a vehicle to ask questions about the thorny topics of life without being prescriptive, the randomness of grief, how books about girly girls can be universal for all readers, and modern reading culture (blogs! Reviews! Goodreads! Oh my!).