Laura Shovan

Photo by: Karen Leigh Studios

In this episode, host Jacqueline Douge has a conversation with poet and author, Laura Shovan. She shares her love of poetry, inspiration for writing and discusses her debut novel, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary and her new book, Takedown being released June 2018. To learn more about Laura Shovan, go to her website:

Books discussed during this episode:

The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander

The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, by Laura Shovan

Takedown, by Laura Shovan

The Stars Beneath Our Feet, by David Barkley Moore

Blood Water Paint, by Joy McCullough

To read or learn more about the books discussed during this episode, check out your local library or bookstore!