Interview with Shannon Riggs

Monday, March 24, 2008.

Photo of Shannon Riggs from ShannonRiggs.comChildren’s books are well known to be portals to worlds unknown, entertainment and new ideas. They can also be — and are increasingly becoming — a great tool to help children understand the real world of which they are a part.

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, Mark speaks with author Shannon Riggs about the use of stories in issue books, character decisions for her book Not in Room 204 and using books to raise awareness of issues including child sexual abuse.

Other books mentioned

  • Faithful Elephants

Breaking the Silence of Sexual Abuse: Not in Room 204

Wednesday, November 14, 2007.

Not in Room 204Author: Shannon Riggs
Illustrator: Jaime Zollars
Published: 2007 Albert Whitman & Co. (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0807557641

Classroom shenanigans, expressive illustrations and the delicate weaving of carefully chosen details make this important story a haunting yet hopeful nudge toward breaking the silence of sexual abuse.

Shannon Rigg has supplied the following resources to help start making noise about sexual abuse:


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