Lesléa Newman and Marcus Ewert: Let's Get Busy, Episode 228

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Two Cats

Lesléa Newman (@lesleanewman), author of Heather Has Two Mommies and, most recently, of Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed, along with Marcus Ewert (@MarcusEwert), author of 10,000 Dresses and, most recently, Mummy Cat, stops by the podcast to talk about books with LGBT themes, the lineage of the poetic, prophetic voice, respecting the power of the words, and the only cat to ever have an obituary in the New York Times.

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Episode Notes

Lesléa Newman‘s homepage
Marcus Ewert‘s Facebook page
Stonewall Book Awards
Seven Stories Press
The Danish Girl theatrical trailer

Available Now

Purchase Lesléa Newman’s books and Marcus Ewert‘s books for your reader or readers.

Recommended books

Recommended Book List (annotated)

10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert; illustrated by Rex Ray
I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings; illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino; illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant
Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah Hoffman and Ian Hoffman; illustrated by Chris Case
Sparkle Boy by Lesléa Newman; illustrated by Maria Mola (Spring 2017)
Max the Stubborn Little Wolf by Marie-Odile Judes; illustrated by Bourre Martine
Pugdog by Andrea U’Ren
Oliver Button Is a Sissy by Tomie DePaola
William’s Doll by Charlotte Zolotow; illustrated by William Pene Du Bois
Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole
A Fire Engine for Ruthie by Leslea Newman; Cyd Moore
Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer; illustrated by Holly Clifton Brown
King and King by Linda de Haan; illustrated by Stern Nijland
King and King and Family by Linda de Haan; illustrated by Stern Nijland

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About the Author

Matthew Winner


Matthew Winner is an elementary library media specialist in Elkridge, Maryland. He is is the co-founder and content director of All The Wonders, a children’s literature website and more, and host of the Let's Get Busy podcast, a weekly podcast where Matthew talks to authors, illustrators, award winners, up-and-comers, and everyone in between. In 2013 Matthew was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and was invited to the White House as part of the Champions of Change program. For more information, connect with Matthew on Twitter at @MatthewWinner .


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