Author Topic: CoW Ep. 508: The Book That Wasn’t (Banned Books Week 2022)  (Read 188 times)

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Cast of Wonders 508: The Book That Wasn’t (Banned Books Week 2022)

• Author: Sally Sultzman
• Narrator: Julia Hawkes-Reed
• Host: Alicia Caporaso
• Audio Producer:  Jeremy Carter

"The Book That Wasn’t" is a Cast of Wonders original.

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The school library is as close to a refuge as you get, but the librarian still looks at you like she knows there’s something off about you, and you hate that she might be right.

Then one day, the day,
that day, that librarian is gone, replaced by a sub that looks…familiar. But not really, she’s definitely not the kind of person you’ve ever seen in your small town before. And she puts specific books into your hands. Very specific books. The kinds of books you could never ask about out loud, certainly not of the regular librarian because then she’d know she was right about you and tell your parents, and that--you don’t think you’d survive that.

Tags:   Alicia Caporaso, Banned Books Week, Banned Books Week 2022, books, gender identity, Jeremy Carter, Julia Hawkes-Reed, librarian, libraries, promises, Sally Sultzman, self image, time travel, writing, young adult fiction