HUSH Podcast #123 — 2Book Topeka: After Tupac and D Foster

Show Notes

2Book Topeka

Think about multiplying your reading experience when you join 2Book Topeka, our community reading initiative. Three times a year everyone in Shawnee County has the opportunity to read two books on a theme, then come together to discuss what we’ve read. Our summer 2018 theme is music, and we’re reading After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson and The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom. Check out your copies and start reading one or both of the books today! Join in the book discussions for these titles, or participate in over 300 other summer activities at the library on the theme of music. Find our full schedule for Curiosity Central in the June/July edition of the Library News.

Joining us in the studio:

Nikki and Becky are members of BookBites, a library sponsored book discussion group for readers in their 20s and 30s. In this episode, the group discusses After Tupac and D Foster, by Jacqueline Woodson, much as we would do around the table during book discussion. Don’t worry, we included a fabulous round of our fan favorite, fast five!

Show Notes

Nikki, Becky, Miranda and Lissa examine the characters and discuss the themes of After Tupac and D. Foster. Topics include rap music, friendship, family, gang culture and racial profiling.

Check out this discussion guide from Multnomah Public Library for a summary, discussion questions and reading suggestions.

Read more about Tupac on his official website, with a detailed biography.

Check out Jacqueline Woodson’s official website for more information about her work.

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Meet your Hosts

Every three weeks, join librarian hosts Thad Hartman, Lissa Staley and Miranda Ericsson with special guests from the library and community in a new episode of HUSH.

Thad, Miranda and Lissa host the HUSH podcast

Thad, Miranda and Lissa host the HUSH podcast

Miranda Ericsson

Miranda loves to talk lit, and to connect readers with great books. Her favorite reads are poetry, literary fiction, and speculative science fiction, and she's passionate about promoting literature written by Kansas authors. She works with library programs that support and engage writers in our community, so ask her for more information about the Local Writers Workshop and Great Writers Right Here author fair. Miranda also facilitates TALK book discussions, co-leads the BookBites book discussion group, and serves as a member of the library's 2Book Topeka team.