show #216: sarah darer littman & scary current ya

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show #216

sarah darer littman writes young adult novels that deal with bullying and modern technology. her ability to inhabit the world of teenagers today, offering a multitude of perspectives including those of parents, is fascinating. as a parent these books can be scarier than anything stephen king has ever written but the stories are also healing and always end on a hopeful, yet realistic note. no hollywood here, just reality! and that is a good thing.

enjoy a frank conversation with sarah taped live at 114 harvest in sansar this past friday:

a bit more to read below:

  • the original stream from sansar:
  • some background on the story of megan meier = her case inspired sarah’s book “backlash” about a teen suicide attempt following cyberbullying involving a parent as perpretator ….
  • sarah did a wonderful story core interview with her son on npr a while back. observe the similarity of “avatars” ….
  • i found this to be fantastic: student-made book trailer for “want to go private”:
  • sarah’s next teen/tech “horror” novel will deal with deep fakes …
  • on a hopeful note? animesh babies are here [in second life at least] and wholesome family roleplay may safe us from the deep fakeristas? seriously: enjoy the latest drax files which attempts to debunk some myths about virtual babies ….

the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley] is a weekly production of basicdrax entertainment.

the show is supported by media-sl, sinespace, fabeeo breen, ragvr, vinyl, masoom, delacruz industries, journey by debi baskerville, zero-one heavy industries corporation, aeros avatars, utilizator mode, time portal, slartist, hextraordinary fine magical goods, bay city you know for kids, botanical, strawberry singh, abranimations, kahruvel design, {what next} and landscapes unlimited.

contact the show via skype draxfiles, avatar draxfiles or email drax@draxtor.com

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