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The Library Laura Podcast

Welcome to the Library Laura Podcast. Here is this week’s dose of book recommendations, library love, and literary enthusiasm. 

Mar 3, 2021

Welcome to this week's dose of book recommendations, library love, and literary enthusiasm. Today’s guest on The Library Laura Podcast is Carol Cujec, co-author of a new middle grade book called Real. She wrote the book with Peyton Goddard, whose own life is the inspiration for Charity's story. Peyton is autistic, and for the first 22 years of her life had no reliable way to communicate. She now communicates with what’s called supportive typing, and one of the first sentences she ever typed was “I am intelligent.”  She went on to graduate from college as valedictorian. Peyton's memoir, the first book that Carol and Peyton co-authored, is called I Am Intelligent. The writing team has adapted Peyton's story for a middle-grade audience in their newest book, Real, which was published in February 2021. This is an amazing story of the power of love and the need for inclusion for all people. This is a book I won’t soon forget. I am excited to be able to share this conversation with Carol, as well as a few questions and answers with Peyton.
Visit Carol's website and Peyton's website for more information and educational resources. 

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