Michael Cart Discusses Memorable LGBTQ Characters in Literature

podcastIn this podcast, Michael Cart talks about some memorable LGBTQ characters in literature. Titles mentioned include: Man Without a Face by Isabelle Holland, The Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge, Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden, Deliver Us from Evie by M.E. Kerr, Luna by Julie Ann Peters, and Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg.

Celebrating Some Recent Anniversaries and Notable Occasions in the World of Books

podcastIn this podcast, Infopeople’s book maven Michael Cart celebrates recent anniversaries and other notable occasions in the world of books and publishing. Among the occasions mentioned: the 400th birthday of William Shakespeare, the 75th anniversary of the publication of Make Way for Ducklings, and the 100th birthday of author Beverly Cleary.

Michael Cart Talks about the Library of Congress

podcastIn this podcast, Infopeople’s book guy Michael Cart reports the glad news that Carla Hayden, CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, has been nominated to serve as the new Librarian of Congress. In other news, he talks about Simon & Schuster’s launch of an imprint for Muslim-themed children’s and young adult books, Salaam Reads. Also discussed: the recent deaths of Harper Lee, Umberto Eco, Louise Rennison and Pat Conroy.