As far as transformational books written for young readers go, Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars certainly tops the list. On Episode 159, Alli and her guest explore the many reasons why this 1990 Newbery Medal winner has made such a major impact on so many lives, as well as the reasons its been dubbed a key part of Holocaust education for kids. They discuss what they learned about World War II while reading this book as adults, marvel at Lois Lowry’s ability to write both suspense and sentiment, chat about how to have respect for young readers when writing for them, and fangirl over their new favorite kid lit parents.
Returning guest Hannah Howard is the author of Plenty: A Memoir of Food and Family and Feast: True Love in and Out of the Kitchen. Follow her on Instagram (@hannahmhoward) and Twitter (@hannahhoward).