Jaqueline Woodson is one of my favorite kids' author. In this clip, I read a bit of Before the Ever After . It's about a football star dad and his son. Wonderful story!
I had a great conversation with Shawn Borup of showmehealthyliving.com/. What foods really would help promote a healthy voice? She does workshops around the US on her "Take Back Your Kitchen" tour. Wouldn't that be cool if she could come to my house and do a workshop and show how to make good healthy foods? A healthier lifestyle will only improve my narrations.
It's the beginning of a new project, Unbroken Curse. I have added two samples of the beginning paragraph. The first sample is just narrated; the second sample was made a little more dramatic. Can you tell the difference? Which do you like better?
Now I will get back to the book!
This is a project I have been working on for some time. I volunteer at the elementary school in their after school program at 'Book Club.' The video below shows some of the Book Club kids narrating a book that was generously donated by author Erika M. Szabo. They may be first time narrators (and first read-through for some of the kids), but they sound awesome!
So many kids wanted to be part of this project, but there are only a handful of voices or parts. We are working on other versions to give everyone an opportunity to record. It is truly wonderful to help the kids love books and stories. I love seeing their faces light up when they hear their own voice.
Keep an eye on updates to hear more about Katahdin's newest narrators!