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The Librarian Is In Podcast, Biblio File

The First Rule of Diverse Books Club Is... The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 79


Welcome to The Librarian Is In, the New York Public Library's podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.

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RuthAnn Deveney from the Diverse Books Club gives us a behind-the-scenes look at her group's themes and book picks, her love of spreadsheets, and her Philly-specific sandwich recommendations. Plus: What will Frank say (or not say) when he goes on The View

Guest Star: RuthAnn Deveney of the Diverse Books Club

RuthAnn is the Recommendations Moderator for the Diverse Books Club!


Diverse Books Club on: 

George by Alex Gino, paired with This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour (and NYPL’s Best Books for Teens list)


The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

Interview with Roxane Gay, in which she mentions asking her parents not to read Hunger

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren


Non-book Recommendations

RuthAnn's sandwich nirvana!

The roast pork sandwich at DiNic's in Reading Terminal Market

The Constitution Center in Philadelphia -- and come find us at PLA!


Sandwich photo via Flickr user Kim.

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I just want to thank you for your podcast. I look forward to it each and every week. You work so well together and I always feel like I just hung out with some good friends after listening. (I also finally wrote a review and gave you 5 stars on Apple Podcast.) Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


Aw, thank YOU, Lisa! This is so nice of you... we really appreciate it!


I'm a rabid listener to your show and as a fellow librarian and supporter of the diverse book reader, I want to thank you for bringing more diverse book perspectives to light. We need to continue to fight the good fight and let everyone know that diverse books are for everyone!

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