Raise Your Hand for Bookworms!

School is back in session, and Eve and Julie have their hands raised high for Sara Beasley, an English teacher of 34 years. They discuss why studying fiction is crucial, how teachers can make the pages Dostoevsky fly by, the unexpected secret to transforming a reluctant reader into a bookworm, the lasting impact of contemporary African writers, and upsides (they exist!) of teaching in the midst of COVID-19.




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Moll Flanders, by Daniel Defoe

The Talented Mr. Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith

Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles

Beloved, by Toni Morrison

Macbeth, by William Shakespeare

Stay With Me, by Ayobami Adebayo

The Shadow King, by Maaza Mengiste

Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

“In a Dark Time,” by Theodore Roethke

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

“Still I Rise,” by Maya Angelou

A Kind of Freedom, by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

The Revisioners, by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

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Julie Sternberg

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