Sunday, January 14, 2007

Just One More Book.....

To continue my previous post on Martin Luther King's Day, thought I should write about Just One More Books - a podcast about children's books that includes interviews with authors, discussions of their favorite children's books with children and parents, librarians etc.

Just One More Books is definitely relevant for visitors on Saffron Tree because some of their recent podcasts have focused on peace related discussions with children's book authors who focus on diversity and multi-culturalism related issues. Of course, Uma Krishnaswami's books come to mind. There's an interesting podcast interview with Uma Krishnaswami about her work, and her online bibliography of books which introduce children to the concepts of war, oppression, conflict, peace and peacemaking.

This week, in honour of Martin Luther King Day on Monday January 15, 2007, Just One More Books has podcast an interview with Amy Wachspress, author of The The Call To Shakabaz - a fantasy adventure in which children find creative solutions to resolve crises/conflicts. Here's a little description from the author Amy about the book - " The Call to Shakabaz is a children's fantasy adventure with all Black characters that demonstrates the fundamental principles of nonviolence as practiced by Dr. King and Gandhi, and is a rollicking good read to boot! I dare you to put it down."

Here's a little description that was emailed to Saffron Tree about Just One More Books - a very innovative and interesting podcast idea run by Andrea and Mark who are passionate about their very innovative and inspiring podcast idea on children's books they've enjoyed reading to their daughters:

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Just One More Book is a thrice-weekly podcast in which we take a few minutes out of our morning coffee ritual to discuss one of our many favourite children's books.

Through this podcast and its website, we are building a lively, interactive community linking children's book authors, illustrators, readers (parents and children) and publishers.

Episodes range in length from 5 to 12 minutes and can be played directly from our web page or downloaded to an ipod for listening on the go. Each episode is an informal discussion of one of our family's favourite children's books. We also feature interviews with authors, literacy related discussions or audio reviews submitted by our listeners.

This podcast is powered by passion. We have no advertisers or sponsers and there is no financial gain to be had. Our goal is to link children with great books and help create happy memories for children and the adults that read to them…and to have fun!

If you would like to share these conversations with others who are interested in connecting families and children with great children's books, please feel free to link to this site and to pass it along to parents and teachers<

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6 comments:

Tharini said...

Hmm...sounds interesting. Thanks for the link...will check it out.

Andrea said...

Praba,

Thanks for your kind words. Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Andrea
www.JustOneMoreBook.com

Amy Wachspress said...

Thanks so much for mentioning my book, The Call to Shakabaz, in your piece about Just One More Book. Mark and Andrea at Just One More Book are amazing. In addition to working fulltime and raising their two beautiful daughters, this couple devotes a huge amount of time to promoting children's books and the contributing to the conversation about children's literature. I was honored to be interviewed for their website. Please give your readers the link to my website too, in case they want to check out my book. The website is www.wozabooks.com. The Call to Shakabaz is a children's fantasy adventure with all Black characters that demonstrates the fundamental principles of nonviolence as practiced by Dr. King and Gandhi, and is a rollicking good read to boot! I dare you to put it down.
Amy

Praba said...

YOu are very welcome!

Andrea - My daughter and I loved tuning into "Suki's Kimono" - My daughter kept asking me "Why did Suki wear a kimono to school?"..We had a nice laugh discussing Suki!

And we ended up playing our usual dress up like an Indian bride...

Praba said...

Amy -

Would love to check your book out sometime...What a neat idea for a fantasy adventure! What is the age group for your books?

Mango Pickle said...

Wow! I'd like to read it! :)

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