Episode 5: And So It Begins

And So It Begins | Episode 5 of ICTE’s YO TEACH! Podcast

Written & Produced by Austin Hall

Originally posted September 4, 2017

Welcome to Episode 5 of the YO TEACH! Podcast, brought to you by the Iowa Council of Teachers of English. Thank you for having the courage to teach and for supporting this podcast.


Episode 5 Show Notes


Wendy Bollhoefer, Kelly Murley, Nikki Smith, and Kirstey Ewald joined me for a session on book talks and reading during the August Eng Camp put on by ICTE in Ames, IA. Throughout the piece, we discuss the following books:

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street: A Novel by Susan Jane Gilman

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

A special thanks to Britt Jungck for her contribution to the Yo Teach! segment.


Here are the books mentioned in this episode. Do yourself a favor, and add them to your TBR list.

Solo by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess

What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of An All-American Teen by Kate Fagan

Kate Fagan’s original article from ESPNW titled “Split Image”

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