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In this episode, we discuss National Novel Writing Month, coming up in November. Casey, a repeat NAACP/JMRL Intern, chats with us about her experiences working at JMRL branches. We also talk about our reading.
Abby and Abby talked about reading
- The Ballad of Song Birds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (a prequel to the Hunger Games trilogy) and mentioned Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
- Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Baylon
Wyn talked about the following resources for people participating in NaNoWriMo this year
- NaNoWriMo website
- JMRL NaNoWriMo events
- No Plot No Problem by NaNoWriMo founder Chris Baty
- On Writing by Stephen King
- Browse a list of books that are great NaNoWriMo resources in our Find It Catalog
Wyn mentioned the following books began as NaNoWriMo projects
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- Cinder (and the rest of the Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
- The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
- Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
- Browse a list of NaNoWriMo-Born books in our Find It Catalog
Wyn is reading
- Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman
- Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks
- Date Me Bryson Keller by Kevin Van Whye
Next, we catch up with multi-year NAACP/JMRL intern Casey about her experiences at JMRL. During her most recent internship period, she put together a booklist and presentation with a focus on African American Women & Literature.
Casey read Break Your Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace and mentioned the poetry of Rupi Kaur
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