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What We're Reading producer and Staff Librarian Tammy Bobrowsky talks with writer David Arnold. His new novel is called The Electric Kingdom. It's a unique take on storytelling and the post-apocalpytic novel. David talks about how the 2016 movie Arrival inspired him to try his hand at science-fiction, and what it was like to release a post-apocalyptic novel in the middle of a real-life pandemic.   


Centuries after Cinderella meets Prince Charming, girls team up to overthrow the kingdom in this dark and imaginative retelling of the classic fairytale. Author Kalynn Bayron talks about the inspiration behind her reinvention of Cinderella, how the novel speaks to issues in society today, and how music helped her form the story.