Reading with Your Kids Podcast: International Women’s Day Special Episode Ft. Kathy MacMillan &
Happy Women’s Day listeners!
Manuela Bernardi and Kathy MacMillan first met almost twenty years ago, when they co-wrote Harry Potter fanfiction at SugarQuill.net. Since then, They’ve critiqued each others’ work and supported each other through countless edits – all while living in different countries.
with an audio feature that allows readers to literally hear what they had to say. Tune in to learn about these heroes and hear their inspiring words in their own voices at the touch of a button!
Learn more about Kathy MacMillan
Kathy MacMillan is a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter, writer, teacher, librarian, and storyteller. She is the author of nine books for parents, librarians, and educators, including Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together (Huron Street Press, 2013). Her debut young adult novel, Sword and Verse, was published by HarperCollins in January 2016. She has presented American Sign Language storytelling programs for children and families since 2002.
Find her online at www.kathymacmillan.com or on Twitter at @kathys_quill.
More about Manuela Bernardi
Manuela Bernardi is a film and TV writer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she was born and raised. She has collaborated on award-winning feature films and has written on shows for TV Globo, TBS, GNT, Multishow, and the History Channel. Her screenplay for the short film The Healing Tree won USC’s Peter Stark Special Project grant and went on to be selected for Cannes’ Short Film Corner. With a BA in journalism from PUC-Rio, Manuela got her MFA in writing for screen and television from USC in Los Angeles, which she attended on a Fulbright/CAPES scholarship.
More about “She Spoke”
When the world tells you to stay quiet, do you listen, or do you speak up? In She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World, with the touch of a button readers can hear Dr. Mary Mcleod Bethune, Dolores Huerta, Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Jane Goodall, Shirley Chisholm, Susan Shown Harjo, Hilary Rodham Clinton, Leymah Gbowee, Dr. Temple Grandin, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Tammy Duckworth, Dr. Joanne Liu, Abby Wambach, and Malala Yousafzai.
Through succinct profiles, stunning portraits by illustrator Kathrin Honesta, and the original voices of these women, She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World will inspire readers of all ages to share their own truths and change the world.
In this episode, you’ll find out
- What “She Spoke” is all about?
- out of all the 14 women who rose their voices to change the world, which one inspired Kathy and Manuela the most?
- How has writing this book changed Kathy and Manuela?
- What does Kathy & Manuela hope readers will take away from this book?
- What is Kathy and Manuela currently working on, a message they would like to share with our listeners and much more.
A big thank you to Kathy MacMillan and Manuela Bernardi for joining us and for sharing their wonderful, inspiring book with us!
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