All The Wonders: The Children's Book Podcast
Path to Peace (Books of Wonder panel)

On Friday, March 21 2014, Books of Wonder celebrated the memory of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi and American Civil Rights leader Malcolm X as they welcomed the creators of two new picture book biographies. Author Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, presented her new biographical picture book about her father's childhood, entitled Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X, offering a unique glimpse into the childhood of this charismatic leader and chronicling his journey to strength and self-reliance. Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, along with co-author Bethany Hegedus and illustrator Evan Turk, presented Grandfather Gandhi, a new nonfiction picture book which tells Arun Gandhi's remarkably personal story of how his grandfather taught him to channel his anger in a constructive way, using it to "turn the darkness into light."

 

I was invited to moderate the evening panel and was given permission to record the event and share with you all here. Enjoy.

Direct download: LGB_Path_to_Peace_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:33pm EST

Let's Get Busy with author Marc Tyler Nobleman

Marc Tyler Nobleman, author of Boys of Steel and Bill: the Boy Wonder, stops by to talk about crafting storyographies, the research behind his "Girl in the Video" series, the value of reading comics, and what you discover when you ask authors to read online reviews of their own books.

Direct download: LGB_Marc_Tyler_Nobleman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:53pm EST

Let's Get Busy with author illustrator Dan Santat

Dan Santat, reknowned picture book illustrator and author of Sidekicks and the upcoming Beekle, the upcoming picture book about a yet-to-be-imagined friend and his adventures to find his paired human child, talks about meeting Dav Pilkey, contributing to Comics Squad: Recess, and finding time to craft his own stories.

Direct download: LGB_Dan_Santat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm EST

Let's Get Busy with author Tom Angleberger

Tom Angleberger, author of Crankee DoodleFake Mustache, and the best-selling Origami Yoda series, stops by to talk about a legion of superfolders, his relationship to his constant collaborator, and connecting with kids first.

Direct download: LGB_Tom_Angleberger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm EST

Let's Get Busy with cartoonist Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile, Drama, and the upcoming Sisters, stops by to talk about her process writing comics, contributing to the upcoming Comics Squad: Recess anthology, and school memories of rainy day monitoring.

Direct download: LGB_Raina_Telgemeier.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06pm EST