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The Heart-Shaped Books Podcast

Oct 16, 2019

With a chaotic childhood and feeling like an outcast in her own family, Maegan Beaumont discovered Aerin Firehair the Dragonslayer, and found her own voice after seeing a strong female protagonist that didn't need other people to solve her...

Mar 4, 2019

At age 9, Barry Lyga may not have had silver eyes, telekinesis, or the ability to talk to animals, but just like Katie Welker, he felt like an outcast living in a new community while his parents were divorcing.

Feb 18, 2019

With a new school for 5th grade, a harsh teacher, and bullies afoot, author Karen Odden found comfort with a fish out of water heroine who faced similar challenges.

Feb 3, 2019

The first adult book that author Katy Grant read was a much loved American classic that lead her to wanting a Boo Radley living in her small town Tennessee neighborhood.

Jan 15, 2019

Author KA Bedford was gobsmacked at the discovery of this award winning Australian science fiction novel which helped him find his own voice in science...