Eric Gansworth is Coming to the 2021 UNLV online Summit by Rebecca Chatham-Vazquez
As I was reading Apple (Skin to the Core), I found myself remembering my own past along with Gansworth through the Beatles music he uses throughout the memoir. The album titles, song titles, and lyrics all brought back my own memories. I felt so connected to the story and also very seen--to know that someone else, Gansworth himself, felt moved by this music and had deep childhood memories connected to specific songs and albums, just like I do. This connection between author and reader is so powerful and something our students/young readers long to feel with the authors and books they pick up. As we know, YAL provides this connection for our students.
There are also audio-book options for all three of Gansworth’s Young Adult texts on audible. Check them out here: https://www.audible.com/search?searchAuthor=Eric+Gansworth
For more from Gansworth, see his interview with Diversity in YA on If I Ever Get out of Here https://diversityinya.tumblr.com/post/56887452593/interview-with-eric-gansworth-on-if-i-ever-get-out-of ) OR this interview with the New York State Writer’s Institute about (Apple: Skin to the Core)
Other YA Wednesdays where Gansworth appears: