Young Adult Fantasy and Fiction
May 21, 2013
Hosted by The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team
In today’s Express Yourself!™ our hosts, Youngjoo Ahn and Katelyn Darrow interview two award winning authors, Soman Chainani and Joanne Rocklin of young adult fiction. In our first segment, Youngjoo shares her childhood favorite books and characters. Soman Chainani is a graduate of the MFA Film Program at Columbia University, and the recipient of the school’s top prize, the FMI Fellowship. His films have played over 150 international film festivals, won over 30 jury and audience awards, racked up over 1,000,000 YouTube hits, and secured distribution in over 100 territories. In addition, his writing awards include honors from Sun Valley Writer’s Fellowship, and the coveted $100,000 Shasha Grant, awarded by a jury of international film executives. His first book in his epic fantasy series is The School for Good and Evil.Joanne Rocklin is the author of many middle grade novels, including the award-winning One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street.
Tuesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Kids Channel
Express Yourself! is an entertaining adolescent fusion program where passion, productivity, and possibility populate the airwaves. Produced by Starstyle Productions, LLC as an international outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity, the radio program, Express Yourself! is a show for, by, and about teens. Hosted by teens and teenage field reporters from around the country, Express Yourself! is THE destination for teens to be heard. Within the walls of the young adult community, listeners are uplifted and encouraged to be the stars of your own life. Through collaboration and conversation, a global campus of young people express their views. Topics include anything that kids talk about-books, music, making a difference, technology, school, art, humor, writing, tough talks, health, sports, films, family, friends, foes, fashion, and fun. Come play in STAR country and Express Yourself!, Tuesdays at Noon Pacific on VoiceAmerica Kids.
The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team
Broadcasting since 2011, twenty-seven young people from around the United States have regularly shared their passions and interests as hosts and reporters on Express Yourself! These teens are not afraid of the tough topics and thrill at the opportunity of interviewing a variety of guests including authors, actors, Olympians, scientists, musicians, poets, and experts of varied disciplines. As volunteers with Be the Star You Are! 501 c3 charity (http://www.BTSYA.org) the Express Yourself! teens are accomplished youth striving to make a difference on our planet and are dedicated to sharing ideas while having fun and giving a voice to the voiceless. Meet our STARS at http://www.ExpressYourselfTeenRadio.com.