Ep 33: (Writer Jawn) "You can retain the value of sorting without reinforcing the 'us-or-them' mentality." (Lorrie Kim)


Spoiler alert: If you haven't read books 1-7 of the Harry Potter series.... How did you get here? Well, if you aren't going to read the books, go find a 7 year old and have them brief you on the series.

We were lucky enough to sit down with Lorrie Kim, author of Snape: A Definitive Reading to talk about Severus Snape, house rivalry, bullying, and empathy.

Go read Lorrie's book please! You can buy it in paperback or for Kindle.

Lorrie's website. 

Lorrie's Twitter.

Also discussed:


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II: The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Are You There God? Its Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Gastronomical Me by MFK Fishe

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy by Annette Gordon-Reed


Theme music written exclusively for Book Jawn Podcast by Joe DeGeorge. Visit him at joedegeorge.com and tell people about him!

Art by Ramsey Beyer, see more of her work at everydaypants.com