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  • Forest Stories Episode Thirty Eight The Forgotten Black Belt Path

    9 JUN 2024 · Thanks for being part of the conversation I am the Poet In The Forest. A children series I penned out in the 1990s. None of it would be possible if it wasn’t for this forest in South Charlotte, NC. I talk about it so much that I thought maybe it’s time you get to meet all that inspires me. Thanks for being part of the conversation
    3m 23s
  • Author Ashley Woodfolk And Actress Lexi Underwood Collaborate With Louder Than Words

    5 JUN 2024 · LOUDER THAN WORDS is an amazing collaboration that brings together two inspirational Black artists, New York Times bestselling author Ashley Woodfolk and actress Lexi Underwood, for a story about the transformative power of art as protest and its capacity to change the world. When Jordyn Jones transfers to Edgewood High, it’s her opportunity to forget everything that happened at her old school. To forget what she and her friends did. To forget who she used to be. That was a different person—this is a fresh start. Now she’s someone new, someone better. Except it’s the very first day of school, and somehow everyone already seems to know who she is. But Jordyn soon finds a group of friends, and she even starts talking to Izaiah, a soccer star who shares her love of art. Life is good. That’s until an anonymous podcast called Tomcat Tea begins revealing humiliating secrets about Edgewood students, ruining their reputations and in some cases their futures. Jordyn and her friends know they have to do something—and this is Jordyn’s chance to prove to herself that she’s changed. Jordyn’s plan to take down the podcast throws her into the spotlight, and as the momentum builds, so do the risks— because Jordyn has a secret of her own, one that could ruin everything . . . and that a mysterious harasser online is threatening to expose.  In an author letter, Ashley and Lexi say that LOUDER THAN WORDS “tackles the complexities of being human by examining the choices and mistakes we all make, the forgiveness we all need, and the redemption we all deserve.” They go on to share, “We hope this novel will show readers that no matter who they are or what they’ve done, there is always time to change and space to heal.”
    9m 11s
  • Forest Stories Episode Thirty Four The Spring Rain

    18 MAY 2024 · Thanks for being part of the conversation I am the Poet In The Forest. A children series I penned out in the 1990s. None of it would be possible if it wasn’t for this forest in South Charlotte, NC. I talk about it so much that I thought maybe it’s time you get to meet all that inspires me. Thanks for being part of the conversation
    2m 26s
  • NY Times Best Selling Author Jennifer Donnelly Releases Beastly Beauty

    15 MAY 2024 · This provocative Young Adult novel by best-selling author Jennifer Donnelly will forever change how you think about beauty, power, and what it really means to follow your heart. When Arabella faces makes her debut in society, her parents want her to be sweet and compliant so she can marry well, but try as she might, Arabella can't extinguish the fire burning inside her -- the source of her deepest wishes, her wildest dreams. When an attempt to suppress her emotions tragically backfires, a mysterious figure punishes Arabella with a curse, dooming her and everyone she cares about, trapping them in her castle. As the years pass, Arabella abandons hope. The curse is her fault -- after all, there's nothing more "beastly" than a girl who expresses her anger -- and the only way to break it is to find a boy who loves her for her true self: a cruel task for a girl who's been told she's impossible to love. When a handsome thief named Beau makes his way into the castle, the captive servants are thrilled, convinced he is the one to break the curse. But Beau -- spooked by the castle's strange and forbidding ladies-in-waiting, and by the malevolent presence that stalks its corridors at night -- only wants to escape. He learned long ago that love is only an illusion. If Beau and Arabella have any hope of breaking the curse, they must learn to trust their wounded hearts, and realize that the cruelest prisons of all are the ones we build for ourselves.
    7m 40s
  • Forest Stories Episode Thirty Three When The Deer Moved In

    11 MAY 2024 · Thanks for being part of the conversation I am the Poet In The Forest. A children series I penned out in the 1990s. None of it would be possible if it wasn’t for this forest in South Charlotte, NC. I talk about it so much that I thought maybe it’s time you get to meet all that inspires me. Thanks for being part of the conversation
    2m 23s
  • NY Times Best Selling Author Katherine Applegate Releases The One And Only Family

    8 MAY 2024 · In the tradition of timeless classics like Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little, the one and only Katherine Applegate has crafted a poignant, delightful, heartbreaking, unforgettable final foray into the world of Ivan, the world’s favorite silverback gorilla. For more than a decade, readers have been enchanted by the modern classic The One and Only Ivan, a Newbery Award winner and a #1 New York Times bestseller, and by its bestselling sequels, The One and Only Bob and The One and Only Ruby. In the highly anticipated finale to the series, The One and Only Family, Ivan has been happily living in a wildlife sanctuary, with his friend Ruby next door in the elephant enclosure, frequent visits from his canine friend Bob, and his mate Kinyani by his side. And in the happiest turn of all, Ivan and Kinyani have welcomed a set of twins to their family! Ivan loves being a papa, even though it can be hard sometimes. But as he navigates the joys and challenges of parenthood, he can’t help but recall his life before the glass walls of the mall circus, his own childhood in the jungle—and his own twin. Katherine Applegate is the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Timesbestselling author of numerous books for young readers, including the The One and Only series, the Endling series, Crenshaw, Wishtree, the Roscoe Riley Rules chapter books series, and the Animorphs series. Applegate’s #1 New York Times-bestselling The One and Only series has sold over 9 million copies, received a Newbery Award, and was a TODAY Show Read with Jenna Jr. pick. The One and Only Ivan was adapted into a Disney+ movie starring Bryan Cranston, Sam Rockwell, and Angelina Jolie.
    7m 53s
  • Forest Stories Episode Thirty Two The Honoring Of Larry

    6 MAY 2024 · Thanks for being part of the conversation I am the Poet In The Forest. A children series I penned out in the 1990s. None of it would be possible if it wasn’t for this forest in South Charlotte, NC. I talk about it so much that I thought maybe it’s time you get to meet all that inspires me. Thanks for being part of the conversation
    2m 41s
  • Historian Erika Lee And Newbery Honor Author Christina Soontornvant Made In Asian America

    2 MAY 2024 · From three-time Newbery Honoree Christina Soontornvat and award-winning historian Erika Lee comes a middle grade nonfiction that shines a light on the generations of Asian Americans who have transformed the United States and who continue to shape what it means to be American. It begins centuries before America even exists as a nation. It is connected to the histories of Western conquest and colonialism. It’s a story of migration; of people and families crossing the Pacific Ocean in search of escape, opportunity, and new beginnings. It is also the story of race and racism. Of being labeled an immigrant invasion, unfit to become citizens, and being banned, deported, and incarcerated. Of being blamed for bringing diseases into the country.It is also a story of bravery and hope. It is the story of heroes who fought for equality in the courts, on the streets, and in the schools, and who continue to fight in solidarity with others doing the same. This book is a stirring account of the ordinary people and extraordinary acts that made Asian America and the young people who are remaking America today. 
    9m 26s
  • Forest Stories Episode Thirty One What's Inside The Cave

    19 APR 2024 · Thanks for being part of the conversation I am the Poet In The Forest. A children series I penned out in the 1990s. None of it would be possible if it wasn’t for this forest in South Charlotte, NC. I talk about it so much that I thought maybe it’s time you get to meet all that inspires me. Thanks for being part of the conversation
    2m 20s
  • Actors Diana Zermeno And Kathleen Herles From Dora The Explorer On Paramount+

    16 APR 2024 · The iconic Latina heroine Dora the Explorer is back with an all-new CG-animated series that premieres Friday, April 12th, exclusively on Paramount+. With beautiful animation and imaginative character-driven storylines, DORA follows everyone’s favorite bilingual explorer, Dora and her best monkey friend, Boots, as they embark on epic adventures in a fantastical rainforest. Guided by trustworthy Map, Dora and her friends must work together to overcome many obstacles while being challenged by the sneakiest fox, Swiper.
    6m 46s
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