The Nerdy Bookcast

Welcome to the launch of the Nerdy Bookcast. Today, on the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, we have a generation of students who have no living memory of the events that happened that day. And we have a generation of teachers who do. So we are launching our podcast with a 3-part series about how reading and writing and books can help us make sense of tragedy.

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Books Help Teach Us How to Live, Part 1: Memory. The Nerdy Bookcast Launch Special
Books Help Teach Us How to Live, Part 2: Community and Empathy. The Nerdy Bookcast Launch Special
Books Help Teach Us How to Live, Part 3: Hope. The Nerdy Bookcast Launch Special

Welcome to Episode 4 of the Nerdy Bookcast!
Changing the World One Book and One Reader at a Time

Today on the show, you will get to hear a post from Michigan principal Jim Bailey, eavesdrop on conversation between Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp that was recorded last spring when Donalyn visited Colbys school and his students were at special, and Book Talks of the titles in this years Global Read Aloud from the creator of the Global Read Aloud herself, Pernille Ripp.

Welcome to Episode 5 of the Nerdy Bookcast!
Graphic Novels – The Nerdy Bookcast

Actually its a Nerd Talk from Raina Telgemeier, shared at nErDcampMI in July, 2016.

Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels SmileDrama, and Sisters, all #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin s Baby-sitters Club series, and has contributed short stories to many anthologies. Rainas accolades include two Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best Of and Notable lists. Her newest graphic novel is Ghosts. Raina lives and works in San Francisco, CA..  Rainas website is