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Teen books, tween books, middle-grade books, young adult books, otherwise known as YA, we'll talk about it all. Join Springfield-Greene County Library staff to discuss all books YA, dish on what it is like to work at a library, discuss the highs and lows of reading, and sometimes even interview your favorite authors. If you love to talk about books, tune in for each episode!

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We'll be back with Season 5 on July 7!

Click on each episode title to view the full podcast transcript, as well as books and other resources mentioned in the podcast.

Season 1, Episode 6

Other Cultures, Other Homes

February 18, 2021

In this episode of the Planet Book Podcast, Emily welcomes guests Julia and Sarah, who talk about stories featuring different cultures, found families, and finding your place in the world.

Season 1, Episode 5

Masterminds and a Space Boy!

February 11, 2021

This episode of the Planet Book Podcast is all about mystery! Guests Gwyneth and Breea share a middle grade adventure trilogy with some shocking twists, and a futuristic graphic novel about outer space and a mysterious boy who might have been lost in space.

Season 1, Episode 4

West African Gods and D&D Graphic Novels

February 4, 2021

On this episode, Emily talks about stories with lore and epic world building, with guest Phyllis and Paige.

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