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Books That Make You Podcast

Books That Make You is a channel about all things bookish. Home to the The Books That Make You show with host Desiree Duffy of Black Chateau Enterprises. Where she discuses books with authors and experts, unraveling the inner pages of all the books that help make us who we are. BTMY also live streams bookish events as well as posting author readings and bookish contest on

Feb 23, 2023

Books That Make You Feel the Power of Loyalty, Nobility, Friendship—and Share Them with the Young Ones

Children’s books with positive, uplifting messages are a great way to not only introduce children to reading, but to give them a baseline of virtues, with ideas that impart life lessons to help them grow. And empathy, courage and friendship are all thematic virtues found in the Bookfest-Award-winning “Bunky and the Walms: The Christmas Story.”

Aleksandra Tryniecka, the author, a poet, writer and Assistant Professor at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Poland, as well as a poet and fiction writer. In addition to “Bunky and the Walms: The Christmas Story” (Wipf and Stock/Resource Publications, October 2021), she is the author of the forthcoming book, “Women’s Literary Portraits in the Victorian and Neo-Victorian Novel” (Rowman & Littlefield, Lexington Books, February 2023).

While working on Bunky’s further adventures, she enjoys 19th-century British literature, especially anything by Anthony Trollope and Wilkie Collins. The Cheshire Cat is one of her favorite literary characters…aside, of course, from Bunky!

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