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Hosted by Matthew Winner, elementary school librarian and co-founder of All The Wonders. The Children's Book Podcast features insightful and sincere interviews with authors, illustrators, and everyone involved in taking a book from drawing board to bookshelf. Contact mwinne2(at)gmail(dot)com for all inquiries.

Sep 10, 2019

Miranda Paul (@Miranda_Paul) joins to share LITTLE LIBRARIES, BIG HEROES. With more than 75,000 registered Little Free Libraries (LFLs) in eighty-eight countries around the world, there is great chance you’ve passed an LFL in your neighborhood at some point. This simple idea designed to build and support community around reading provides no-cost access to books any time of day and they’ve been popping up in some really unexpected locations, including restaurants, grocery stores, and barbershops as well as those you’ll find nestled into neighborhoods. I was not aware of LFLs’ founders, Todd Bol and Rick Brooks, or that the idea took some time to finally take root.  Reading Miranda’s story feels part love letter to the LFL founders and part reminder that we all have the capacity to be heroes in our neighborhoods. The text in this story is straightforward and empowering, and John Parra’s art brings something more in the form of seamlessly blending together the dreaming and the doing. It’s a book you will want to put in readers’ hands over and over. You can access even more information about this book and its author by visiting www.matthewcwinner.com/podcast.

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