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By Richmond Public Library

A podcast for Middle Schoolers all about books! From the newest releases, to under the radar reads, to the latest in YA news...get it all here!
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Episode 1 - Spooky YA Novels

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Episode 12 - Historical Fiction
Episode 12 - Historical Fiction
This is Season 2, Episode 12 of BeTWEEN the Lines! In this episode we talk about our current YA reads, our favorite historical fiction novels, and some YA news! Hosts: Jenn Deuell, Young Adult Coordinator @ Richmond Public Library; Barbara Haas, School Media Specialist @ Richmond Public Schools, Cyrus, 6th grader @ Midlothian Middle School Books discussed: 1:45 The Chosen One: A First-Generation Ivy League Odyssey by Echo Brown (Christy Ottaviano Books, 2022) 8:33 The Wild Robot (The Wild Robot #1) by Peter Brown (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2016) 11:00 Junk Boy by Tony Abbott (Katherine Tegen Books, 2020) 15:58 Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Laura Hillenbrand (Delacorte Press, 2014) 19:26 I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys (Penguin, 2022) 24:10 Allies by Alan Gratz (Scholastic Press, 2019) 24:16 Ground Zero by Alan Gratz (Scholastic Press, 2021) 25:39 Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko (Wendy Lamb Books, 2015) Other references: Unbroken (Legendary Pictures, 2014) Elliot Page is Writing a Memoir (Teen Vogue, February 18, 2022) Music credit: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkoramaLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ If you are interested in middle school and interested in serving as a guest co-host on one of our episodes, please contact Jenn Deuell at jennifer.deuell@rva.gov or Barbara Haas at bhaas2@rvaschools.net
32:30
March 12, 2022
Episode 11 - Characters with a Disability
Episode 11 - Characters with a Disability
This is Season 2, Episode 11 of BeTWEEN the Lines! In this episode we talk about our current YA reads, books that feature a character with a disability, and some YA news! Hosts: Jenn Deuell, Young Adult Coordinator @ Richmond Public Library; Barbara Haas, School Media Specialist @ Richmond Public Schools, Mohagony, 8th grader @ Boushall Middle School Books discussed: 1:55 Gilded (Gilded #1) by Marissa Meyer (Feiwel and Friends, 2021) 5:45 The Lunar Chronical Series by Marissa Meyer (Feiwel and Friends, 2012-2015) 8:00 The Mirror Season by Anna-Marie McLemore (Feiwel and Friends, 2021) 11:40 Almost American Girl by Robin Ha (Balzer + Bray, 2020) 18:00 Wonder (Wonder #1) by R.J. Palacio (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) 21:58 A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass (Little, Brown and Company, 2005) 26:39 El Deafo by Cece Bell (Harry N. Abrams, 2014) Other references:  Mya and the Three (Netflix, 2021) Bookworm heaven: Automatic 24hr book dispensers set to become 2022’s newest trend (The First News, January 12, 2022) Book vending machines installed in 25 Richmond elementary schools to ‘boost student literacy’ (ABC 8 News, September 18, 2021) Music credit: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkoramaLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ If you are interested in middle school and interested in serving as a guest co-host on one of our episodes, please contact Jenn Deuell at jennifer.deuell@rva.gov or Barbara Haas at bhaas2@rvaschools.net
35:16
January 30, 2022
Episode 10 - Survival Stories
Episode 10 - Survival Stories
Welcome back for Season 2 of of BeTWEEN the Lines! This is Episode 10 andiIn this episode we talk about our current YA reads, some harrowing survival stories, and some YA news! Hosts: -Jenn Deuell, Young Adult Coordinator @ Richmond Public Library -Barbara Haas, School Media Specialist @ Richmond Public Schools -Nick, 8th grader @ St. Michael's Episcopal School Books discussed: 1:37 Bluebird by Sharon Cameron (Scholastic Press, 2021) 5:12 Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam (Balzer + Bray, 2020) 6:48 Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis #1) by Marjane Satrapi, Mattias Ripa (Translator) (Pantheon, 2003) 9:11 Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus #1) by Art Spiegelman (Pantheon, 1986) 10:23 Black Canary: Breaking Silence (DC Icons #5) by Alexandra Monir (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2020) 14:46 Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2017) 14:48 Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons #2) by Marie Lu (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2018) 14:50 Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons #3) by Sarah J. Maas (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2018) 14:53 Superman: Dawnbreaker (DC Icons #4) by Matt de la Peña (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2019) 15:43 Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival by Norman Ollestad (Ecco, 2009) 18:13 Born Behind Bars by Padma Venkatraman (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2021) 22:52 Dry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018) 25:38 Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush (Milkweed Editions, 2018) Other references: Elsie K. Powell House Disney Animals Facing Extinction The American Library Association opposes widespread efforts to censor books in U.S. schools and libraries Book Burning Urged By Spotsylvania School Board Members Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office responds to book burning event promoted on Facebook Spotsylvania County rescinds vote to remove sexually explicit books from school libraries Music credit: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ If you are interested in middle school and interested in serving as a guest co-host on one of our episodes, please contact Jenn Deuell at jennifer.deuell@rva.gov or Barbara Haas at bhaas2@rvaschools.net
33:44
December 21, 2021
Episode 9 - Rainbow Reads
Episode 9 - Rainbow Reads
Welcome back for Episode 9 of BeTWEEN the Lines! In this episode we talk about our current YA reads, our favorite LGBTQIA+ books, and some YA news! Hosts: -Jenn Deuell, Young Adult Coordinator @ Richmond Public Library -Barbara Haas, School Media Specialist @ Richmond Public Schools -Tristan, 6th grader @ Collegiate School Books discussed: 1:18 Salty, Bitter, Sweet by Mayra Cuevas (Blink, 2020) 5:05 Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu  (Putnam Juvenile, 2011) 7:49 Author - Brandy Colbert 8:05 Author - Gary Schmidt 8:10 Author - Rick Riordan 8:50 The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman (Viking, 2020) 16:28 Undercover Princess (The Rosewood Chronicles #1) by Connie Glynn (Penguin, 2017) 20:10 Birthday by Meredith Russo (Flatiron Books, 2019) 23:01 If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (Flatiron Books, 2016) 24:40 The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books, 2020) 29:43 Loveless by Alice Oseman (HarperCollins Children's Books, 2020) Other references: Top Chef (Bravo TV) The Great British Baking Show (PBS) Progressive Pride Flag https://www.them.us/story/pride-flags-101 The YA Book Prize https://www.thebookseller.com/events/ya-book-prize Music credit: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ If you are interested in middle school and interested in serving as a guest co-host on one of our episodes, please contact Jenn Deuell at jennifer.deuell@richmondgov.com or Barbara Haas at bhaas2@rvaschools.net
32:40
June 30, 2021
Episode 8 - Book to Movie Adaptations
Episode 8 - Book to Movie Adaptations
Welcome back for Episode 8 of BeTWEEN the Lines! In this episode we talk about our current YA reads, book to movie adaptations, and some YA news special to Virginia teens! Hosts: -Jenn Deuell, Young Adult Coordinator @ Richmond Public Library -Barbara Haas, School Media Specialist @ Richmond Public Schools -James, 6th grader @ Collegiate School Books discussed: 1:30 Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (Harper Teen, 2008) 5:30 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba (Dial Books, 2015) 6:50 Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion, 2006) 8:50 The Heroes of Olympus (series) by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion) 8:55 The Trials of Apollo (series) by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion) 9:20 Rick Riordan Presents (series) books by various authors (Disney-Hyperion) 9:50 The Kane Chronicles (series) by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion) 10:05 Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard (series) by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion) 10:40 Grand Theft Horse by G. Neri (Tu Books, 2018) 16:05 Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food by by Eric Schlosser & Charles Wilson (Houghton Mifflin, 2006) 17:35 How to Train Your Dragon (series) by Cressida Cowell (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) 20:25 Burn by Patrick Ness (Quill Tree Books, 2020) 20:50 Wings of Fire (series) by Tui T. Sutherland (Scholastic Press) 21:25 The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give #1) by Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray, 2017) 26:30 Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray, 2021) 27:00 Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press, 2008) 32:42 Spin by Lamar Giles (Scholastic Press, 2019) 32:47 We Are the Perfect Girl by Ariel Kaplan (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2019) 32:55 Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry (Soho Teen, 2019) Other references: How to Train Your Dragon (Dreamworks Film, 2010, 2014, and 2019) DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders (Netflix TV series, 2019-present) The Hate U Give (A George Tillman Jr. film, 2018) The Hunger Games (Lion's Gate Entertainment and Color Force, 2012) The Book Was Better? (A 2018 vlog by The VlogBrothers)  Richmond Public Library YAVA Awards & Teen Judge Applications www.rvalibrary.org/events/yava/ Music credit: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ If you are interested in middle school and interested in serving as a guest co-host on one of our episodes, please contact Jenn Deuell at jennifer.deuell@richmondgov.com or Barbara Haas at bhaas2@rvaschools.net
35:20
May 19, 2021
Episode 7 - Books About Young Activists
Episode 7 - Books About Young Activists
We're back this month with Episode 7! In this episode we talk about what we're currently reading (hint: if you're a fantasy lover you'll want to listen in), books we love with protagonists who are young activists, and some YA news about a new Jenny Han adaptation! Hosts: -Jenn Deuell, Young Adult Coordinator @ Richmond Public Library -Barbara Haas, School Media Specialist @ Richmond Public Schools -Gwen, 6th grader @ St. Michael's School Books discussed: Legendborn (Legendborn #1) by Tracy Deonn (Published in 2020 by Margaret K. McElderry Books) Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass (Published in 2008 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Fable (Fable #1) by Adrienne Young (Published in 2020 by Wednesday Books) The Prettiest by Brigit Young (Published in 2020 by Roaring Brook Press) Three Keys (Front Desk #2) by Kelly Yang (Published in 2020 by Scholastic) Just Like That by Gary D. Schmidt (Published in 2021 by Clarion Books) Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt (Published in 2011 by Clarion Books) Other references: To All the Boys I've Loved Before (A 2018 Netflix film based off Jenny Han's 2014 book with the same name) - https://www.netflix.com/title/80203147 Music credit: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ If you are interested in middle school and interested in serving as a guest co-host on one of our episodes, please contact Jenn Deuell at jennifer.deuell@richmondgov.com or Barbara Haas at bhaas2@rvaschools.net
34:09
April 27, 2021
Episode 6 - Favorite Graphic Novels
Episode 6 - Favorite Graphic Novels
Thank you for listening to our sixth episode of Between the Lines!  In this episode we discuss our current reads, our favorite graphic novels (it was sooooo hard to narrow it down to just one a piece), and some YA news about everyone's favorite movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. Hosts: -Jenn Deuell, Young Adult Coordinator @ Richmond Public Library -Barbara Haas, School Media Specialist @ Richmond Public Schools -Lila, 6th grader @ Binford Middle School Books discussed: My Calamity Jane (The Lady Janies #3) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows (Published in 2020 by HarperTeen) Coraline by Neil Gaiman (Published in June 2002 by HarperCollins) The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot (Published in 2019 by Text Publishing) Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier (Published in 2016 by Graphix) Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner (Published in 2018 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) Snapdragon by Kat Leyh (Published in 2020 by First Second) Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge (Published in 2011 by Amulet Paperbacks) Other references: The Nightmare Before Christmas (A 1993 film written and produced by Tim Burton) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107688/ Music credit: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ If you are interested in middle school and interested in serving as a guest co-host on one of our episodes, please contact Jenn Deuell at jennifer.deuell@richmondgov.com or Barbara Haas at bhaas2@rvaschools.net
21:23
March 29, 2021
Episode 5 - Favorite Love & Friendship Stories
Episode 5 - Favorite Love & Friendship Stories
Welcome back for our fifth episode of Between the Lines!  In this episode we discuss our current reads, our favorite love and friendship stories (because February is when you do that kind of stuff), and some YA news about our favorite former First Lady, Michelle Obama. Hosts: -Jenn Deuell, Young Adult Coordinator @ Richmond Public Library -Barbara Haas, School Media Specialist @ Richmond Public Schools -Nataley, 7th grader @ Boushall Middle School Books discussed: Hood by Jenny Elder Moke (Published in 2020 by Disney-Hyperion) Curse of the Specter Queen by Jenny Elder Moke (To be Published in June 2021 by Disney-Hyperion) A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park (Published in 2010 by Clairon Books) Dress Coded by Carrie Firestone (Published in 2020 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers) Ivy and Bean: No News is Good News (Ivy & Bean #8) by Annie Barrows (Published in 2011 by Chronicle Books) Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith (Published in 2019 by Delacorte Press) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell  (Published in 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin) Becoming: Adapted for Younger Readers by Michelle Obama (To be Published in March 2021 by Puffin) Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley (to be Published in March 2021 by by Henry, Holt and Co.) Other references: Higher Ground Productions - https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0720404 Music credit: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ If you are interested in middle school and interested in serving as a guest co-host on one of our episodes, please contact Jenn Deuell at jennifer.deuell@richmondgov.com or Barbara Haas at bhaas2@rvaschools.net
27:51
February 23, 2021
Episode 4 - Favorite Debut YA Authors
Episode 4 - Favorite Debut YA Authors
Welcome back for our fourth episode of Between the Lines!  In this episode we discuss our current reads, our favorite debut YA authors and their books, the Richmond Public Library's YAVA Award, and a new book to screen adaptation. Hosts: -Jenn Deuell, Young Adult Coordinator @ Richmond Public Library -Barbara Haas, School Media Specialist @ Richmond Public Schools -Ameenah 6th grader @ River City Middle School Books discussed: The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein (Published in 2020 by Penguin Teen) The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan (Published in 2005 by Miramax Books) Brotherhood by A.B. Westrick (Published in 2013 by Viking) The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden  (Published in 2018 by Sky Pony Press) Most Likely (Most Likely #1) by Sarah Watson (Published in 2020 by Poppy) These Violent Delights (These Violent Delights #1) by Chloe Gong  (Published in 2020 by Margaret K. McElderry Books) The Disasters by M.K. England  (Published in 2018 by HarperCollins) Other references: Richmond Public Library's YAVA Award - https://rvalibrary.org/events/yava/ Music credit: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ If you are interested in middle school and interested in serving as a guest co-host on one of our episodes, please contact Jenn Deuell at jennifer.deuell@richmondgov.com or Barbara Haas at bhaas2@rvaschools.net
26:41
January 28, 2021
Episode 3 - Favorite YA Series
Episode 3 - Favorite YA Series
Welcome to our third episode of Between the Lines!  In this episode we discuss our current reads, our favorite YA series, and an the YA winners of the 2020 Goodreads Readers' Choice Awards. Hosts: -Jenn Deuell, Young Adult Coordinator @ Richmond Public Library -Barbara Haas, School Media Specialist @ Richmond Public Schools -Brianna 8th grader @ The Steward School Books discussed: The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar (Published in 2020 by Page Street Kids) Free Lunch by Rex Ogle (Published in 2019 by Norton Young Readers) The Shining by Stephen King (Published in 1980 by New English Library (Hodder & Stoughton)) The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (Published by Feiwel & Friends) The Riverman Trilogy by Aaron Starmer (Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)) The York Series by Laura Ruby (Published by Walden Pond Press) Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (Published in 2020 by Quill Tree Books) The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3) by Holly Black (Published in 2019 by Little, Brown and Company) Other references: 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards - https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2020 Music credit: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ If you are interested in middle school and interested in serving as a guest co-host on one of our episodes, please contact Jenn Deuell at jennifer.deuell@richmondgov.com or Barbara Haas at bhaas2@rvaschools.net
21:50
December 19, 2020
Episode 2 - Unconventional Family Stories
Episode 2 - Unconventional Family Stories
Welcome back for our second episode of Between the Lines!  In this episode we discuss our current reads, our favorite unconventional family stories, and an exciting new superhero coming to Gotham City! Hosts: -Jenn Deuell, Young Adult Coordinator @ Richmond Public Library -Barbara Haas, School Media Specialist @ Richmond Public Schools -Juliet, 8th grader @ St. Michael's Episcopal School Books discussed: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Tristan Strong #1) by Kwame Mbalia (Published in 2019 by Rick Riordan Presents) When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed (Published in 2020 by Dial Books) Ace of Shade (The Shadow Game #1) by Amanda Foody (Published in 2018 by Harlequin Teen) Coo by Kaela Noel (Published in 2020 by Greenwillow Books) The Truth Project by Ellen Oh (Published in 2020 by Quill Tree Books) Far From the Tree by Robin Benway (Published in 2017 by HarperTeen) Other references: Whistle: A New Gotham City City Hero - https://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/whistle-a-new-gotham-city-hero Music credit: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ If you are interested in middle school and interested in serving as a guest co-host on one of our episodes, please contact Jenn Deuell at jennifer.deuell@richmondgov.com or Barbara Haas at bhaas2@rvaschools.net
15:56
November 25, 2020
Episode 1 - Spooky YA Novels
Episode 1 - Spooky YA Novels
Welcome to our first episode of Between the Lines!  In this episode we discuss our current reads, our spookiest reads, and Time's Top 100 most influential people of 2020! Hosts: -Jenn Deuell, Young Adult Coordinator @ Richmond Public Library -Barbara Haas, School Media Specialist @ Richmond Public Schools -Dejunae, 7th grader @ Richmond Public Schools Books discussed: The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf (Published in 2011 by Candlewick Press) The Shadow Queen (Ravenspire #1) by C.J. Redwine (Published in 2016 by Balzer + Bray) The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert (Published in 2020 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Night of Terror: Party 1 by D. Fischer (Published in 2020 by Amazon Digital Services) Spirit Hunters (Spirit Hunters #1) by Ellen Oh (Published in 2017 by HarperCollins) The Devouring Gray (The Devouring Gray #1) by Christine Lynn Herman (Published in 2019 by Titan Books) Other references: TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020 - https://time.com/collection/100-most-influential-people-2020/ Music credit: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ If you are interested in middle school and interested in serving as a guest co-host on one of our episodes, please contact Jenn Deuell at jennifer.deuell@richmondgov.com or Barbara Haas at bhaas2@rvaschools.net
09:22
October 26, 2020