In this episode of The Oral History Podcast, we discuss school dances, now and then. Do you have some terrible and/or delicious memories of school dances you’d like to share, or some books that deal with high school dances in a way you like? Tell us what you think on our Facebook page or via email (feedback AT theoralhistorypodcast DOT com).
Our Current Reads
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking
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Recommended Reads (listed in the order in which they were discussed)
Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson
Pointe by Brandy Colbert
Freefall by Mindi Scott
Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian
Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross
What We Left Behind by Robin Talley
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Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman
Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein
The Last Boy & Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian
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Carrie Mesrobian and Christa Desir are two good friends who happen to be YA authors interested in discussing sex. The idea for The Oral History Podcast came out of their daily dog-walking conversations when they realized that others might be as interested in this topic as they were. Each podcast focuses on a topic of sexuality in the lives of teens. Previous podcasts have included discussions about masturbation, first kisses, cheating, illicit relationships, oral sex, and “girl talk” to name a few. Frank, engaging, and filthy, these two podcasters will leave you laughing, blushing, or ready to start writing sex scenes in your novel in an authentic and excellent way.