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The Afterword: A Conversation About the Future of Words

Mar 30, 2019

In the Age of Google, who needs the public library? Can't we find everything we need on our phones? Will library spaces go the way of bookstores and music shops?

Libraries are sanctuaries of the mind, and as such, they offer more than just books. Listen to our conversation with New York Times best-selling author Melinda...

Mar 23, 2019

This is the second part of our conversation with Dr. Julia Wilkins and Lucy & Hartley Plyler about how books, movies, and other literary works represent people who have disabilities. 

Do books offer avenues into understanding or create barriers for relating to others who have disabilities? How do literary works allow...

Mar 16, 2019

In this episode, we talk with Hartley & Lucy Plyler and Dr. Julia Wilkins about how disability gets portrayed in literary works. 

Hartley Plyler is a recent graduate of the Clemson LIFE program, which prepares students with disabilities for future employment and independence. She currently serves as an entrepreneur with...

Mar 9, 2019

In this episode, we continue our conversation with James R. Hannibal and Dan & Connie Kazmaier about how using stories within board games can motivate reading and writing. Board games provide immediate feedback, positive reinforcement, and engagement.

We learned how parents, teachers, and trainers can use board games to...

Mar 2, 2019

Some people say we are living in the "Golden Age of Board Games." The sale of board games in the U.S. grew 28% from 2016-2017. While games are fun and engaging, they also offer an opportunity to empower the mind. 

This episode centers on our conversation with James R. Hannibal, an award-winning author of the Section 13...