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Terri Libenson, JUST JAIME

Season 9, Ep. 91

Cartoonist and author Terri Libenson joins Zibby to discuss her latest middle-grade novel, Just Jaime, which was selected for The Washington Post KidsPost Summer Book Club. Terri and Zibby talk about their experiences of excluding and being excluded by friends in middle school, as well as how our painful and embarrassing childhood memories are actually important to discuss. Terri also shares the story of how she became a syndicated cartoonist which ultimately led to her to creating the Emmie & Friends series. Join the KidsPost Summer Book Club here: https://bit.ly/3vGgaBy


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