Episode 305
Selective Tree Hugging

This week, Rebecca and Jenn discuss the latest in Jay Asher’s defamation suit, a Michigan bill that would make it easier to ban books, Harper Lee’s get-off-my-lawn letter, and more.

This episode sponsored by:

Internment by Samira Ahmed

The Fifth Doctrine by Karen Robards

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer


Links discussed in the show:

SCBWI attorneys seek to have Jay Asher suit thrown out

Dan Mallory, who once faked being British, nominated for British Book Award

Florida bill would make banning books easier

Michigan bill would make librarians essential school staff

Marquette University’s cool oral history project about Tolkien

Harper Lee did not want her hometown to be a tourist attraction

Meanwhile, Nora Roberts has basically built a town around herself (and it sounds awesome)

Heroes of the week: Women who couldn’t find bilingual books for kids published their own and made $1 Million.


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