A weekly NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Pat Leach, Director of Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln, NE. Updated Thursdays.
All About Books: “Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio” by Derf Backderf.
50 years ago this May, 4 Kent State students were killed and 9 wounded when National Guard troops opened fire during a Vietnam protest. A new illustrated book collected extensive interviews in researching the events leading up to the tragedy. “Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio” by Derf Backderf.
All About Books: “The Salt Path” by Raynor Winn.
A British couple married for 32 years lose their home, their livelihood, and may have little time left together. Into their uncertain future they embark on a hiking journey of over 600 miles, along the South West coast of England. Their story is told in “The Salt Path” by Raynor Winn.
All About Books: The Caldecott and Newberry Medal winning books.
Two medal winners on this week’s “All About Books” Vicky Wood of Lincoln Public Libraries shares the Caldecott Medal winner, “Undefeated” by Kwame Alexander. A poem of love for the grit and passion of African American icons. And the Newbery Medal winner, “The New Kid” by Jerry Craft. A 7th grade art...
All About Books: “All Because You Matter” by Tami Charles
A special children’s book is featured on this week on “All About Books.” Host Pat Leach welcomes Dylan Teut, of the Plum Creek Literary Festival who introduces, “All Because You Matter” written by Tami Charles, with Illustrations by Bryan Collier. It’s a picture book that assures black and brown chi...
All About Books: “Elderhood” by Louise Aronson.
How does a society that is anti-aging provide health care for the elderly? Not very well. Observations and ideas on how our medical system views and treats older people are the subject of the New York Times best seller, “Elderhood” by geriatrician and Professor of medicine Louise Aronson.
All About Books: "Midnight in Chernobyl" by Adam Higginbotham
The name is now shorthand for the worst possible disaster. Journalist Adam Higginbotham collected interviews over 10 years for his research- which includes declassified material and eyewitness accounts. His book is, "Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
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Re: “Elderhood,” and ageism v ableism
Love this podcast, as a Nebraska living away from Nebraska who loves books. Some thoughts on the review and discussion on “Elderhood.” Ageism and ableism are two separate forms of bigotry, often confused and assumed for the same. I think the author, and the reviewer, should be clearer to note this. As we have seen in recent decades more and more older and elderly people be forced into working past retirement, rather than being provided with resources to elect continuing to work, the lines about worth and inclusion and resources are clearly drawn between those who can work and those who can’t. The US has about 28 percent disabled residents (pre-Covid, it’s certainly more now) but the majority of disabled people aren’t considered older or elderly. I hope these delineations are more thoroughly reviewed with future book review selections. May I suggest Alice Wong’s “Disability Visibility” that was published this year? Thank you
This podcast is so smart and entertaining and downright delightful. I never miss it and get fabulous ideas for new reads. A must have for all readers and listeners of literature!
Books with your coffee buddies
Great show. The hosts sound like two guys having coffee who happen to talk about books. That is not to say they are not erudite--they are.
It's just that no matter what book they are talking about they approach the subject with wit,humility,and (dare I say it) a dose of Nebraska plainspeak.