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The Yarn: Episode 3 – David Levithan

The Yarn

What is The Yarn?

S1 E3 – David Levithan

David Levithan is probably best known as a New York Times bestselling YA author. By day, he works with other writers’ words. We talked to David about how he juggles editing books and writing his own.

My Highlight

I love when David starts talking about bias in children’s books. At the 19:40 mark, he points out how comic books about girls (something previously condescended to) are now hugely popular.

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See you tomorrow for Episode 4 with art director and cover designer Phil Falco.

Here’s the full schedule:

Season 1: Sunny Side Up
Aug. 17: Episode 1: Introduction/”This Season on The Yarn”
Aug. 18: Episode 2: Raina Telgemeier (graphic novelist)
Aug. 19: Episode 3: David Levithan (editor/author)
Aug. 20: Episode 4: Phil Falco (cover designer/art director)
Aug. 21: Episode 5: David Saylor (founder/publisher of Graphix imprint)
Aug. 22: Episode 6: Lark Pien (cartoonist/colorist)
Aug. 23: Episode 7: Matthew Holm (illustrator)
Aug. 24: Episode 8: Jennifer Holm (author)

As the episodes go up, I’ll post them all on this page.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.