Did you know that Scholastic has a librarian? They do and we speak with her this episode. During this episode, we speak with Deimosa Webber-Bey, the Senior Library Manager at Scholastic. She shares all the cool things a librarian does at Scholastic, her love of reading books and comic, book recommendations, The Scholastic Kids and Family Reading Report and Scholastic Summer Read-a Palooza, an opportunity to read and give back, and so much more.
Deimosa Webber-Bey MSEd MSLIS is the Senior Library Manager at Scholastic and responsible for the corporate archive. A Dartmouth alum and NYC native, she was in Cohort 5 of the NYC Teaching Fellows, and taught 4th and 8th –12thgrades in public schools in Far Rockaway, Queens, East New York, Brooklyn, and New Mexico; in this capacity she has trained with the College Board and the AP Summer Institute, and prepared students for the NYS ELA and NYS English Regents exams, as well as the ACT. Deimosa also worked as the TeenLibrarian at the Rio Rancho Public Library in New Mexico. She has published in YALS (“Noise @ Your Library”, 2008) and The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (“Runaway Quilt Project”, 2014). The oldest of six children and a life-long vegetarian, Deimosa enjoys reading, writing, hip hop, comics, and quilting.
Books discussed during this episode:
The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah
Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi
Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage by Selina Alko
Captain Underpants Series by Dav Pilkey
I Want to Go Home by Gordon Korman
The Baby-Sitters Club Series by Ann M. Martin
Baby-Sitters Little Sister Series by Ann M. Martin
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
To learn more about the books discussed during this episode, check out your local library or bookstore.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Scholastic Read-a-Palooza-where listeners can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge and find a list of events happening this summer.
- The Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 7th Edition is a biennial national survey sharing the views of both kids and parents on reading books for fun and the influences that impact kids’ reading frequency and attitudes toward reading.