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Thanku Contributors (The Children's Book Podcast #556)

December 18, 2019


Today I invited contributors of THANKU: POEMS OF GRATITUDE to share their work with you today. This picture book, beautifully illustrated by Marlena Myles and edited by Miranda Paul, is something really special and I credit that to the exceptional list of contributors that made it possible. Each poet used a different poetic style and each gives thanks in a uniquely personal way, but I’ll let them tell you about that.


Contributors on today’s episode (as they appear):

  • Joseph Bruchac

  • Kimberly Blaeser

  • Padma Venkatramen

  • Janice Scully

  • Charles Waters

  • Carole Lindstrom

  • Carolyn Dee Flores

  • Sarvinder Naberhaus

  • JaNay Brown-Wood

  • Diana Murray

  • Megan Hoyt

  • Jamie McGillen

  • Vanessa Brantley-Newton

  • Traci Sorell

  • Edna Cabcabin Moran

  • Liz Garton Scanlon


Thank you to this week's sponsors:


Highlights Foundation

Storyteller Academy


And to the generous support from our Patrons.





This poetry anthology, edited by Miranda Paul, explores a wide range of ways to be grateful (from gratitude for a puppy to gratitude for family to gratitude for the sky) with poems by a diverse group of contributors, including Joseph Bruchac, Margarita Engle, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Naomi Shihab Nye, Charles Waters, and Jane Yolen.







Thank you, Traci, Halle, Chris, Amy, Sommer, Sara, Kate, Darshana, Patricia, Amanda, Theo, Jarrett, Justin, Anitra, Sailaja, Hayley, Susanne, Mike, Steve, Mia, Corrina, Adrienne, Irene, Kate, Ed, Jenny Sue, Cynthia, Sylvie, Doug, Amanda, Judi, Ruth, Elaine, Teresa, Alicia, and others who are coming with me on this journey. You’re welcome to join us. Just visit and pick the support tier that’s right for you. All the hugs and high fives for all of the many, many ways all of out there listening support this show.


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