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The Reading Life With Matt Sakakeeny, Denise McConduit And Shannan Cvitanovic

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This week on The Reading Life: Tulane music professor, ethnomusicologist, journalist and Los Po-Boy-Citos guitarist Matt Sakakeeny, author of Roll with It: Brass Bands on the Streets of New Orleans. We'll also hear from Denise McConduit, whose new children's book is The Boy Who Didn't Like to Read, and who'll be appearing at the New Orleans Children's Book Festival at Latter Library Nov. 16.

Plus, literacy activist Shannan Cvitanovic of the YMCA's Educational Services talks about what you can do to help literacy, starting with the Second Line for Literacy race Sunday. Nov. 17 at City Park.

 

**Lagniappe Audio**

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Matt Sakakeeny talks about musicians as suspects, the economic inequities of being a musician, and artist Willy Birch.
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Denise McConduit talks about trying her books on kids and also discusses her new illustrator.
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Shannan Cvitanovic tells of how she began in literacy education and how her students are her heroes.

The Reading Life in 2010, Susan Larson was the book editor for The New Orleans Times-Picayune from 1988-2009. She has served on the boards of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and the New Orleans Public Library. She is the founder of the New Orleans chapter of the Women's National Book Association, which presents the annual Diana Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction.. In 2007, she received the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the literary community. She is also the author of The Booklover's Guide to New Orleans. If you run into her in a local bookstore or library, she'll be happy to suggest something you should read. She thinks New Orleans is the best literary town in the world, and she reads about a book a day.