Hey, sometimes you just gotta do a double album, and in this generous portion of 8 Books Remix, librarian Natalie McCall chats with Megan Whalen Turner, recipient of a Newbery Honor for The Thief, the first installment of a classic, still-continuing book series with passionate (obsessive?!?) fans of all ages and backgrounds. The endorsements on her book jackets are a who’s who of some of the biggest names in fantasy for children and young adults. If you love them, Megan probably inspired them!
Natalie and Megan talk about why kids should read old books even when they are #problematic, the awesomeness of hypercompetent characters (no scrubs or slobs for Megan), and the struggle to get people to read fabulous books with hideous covers.