It takes zero arm-twisting to get me to chat with librarian Tom Bober or to talk about the research I did for my newest book, Moving Forward: From Space-Age Rides to Civil Rights Sit-Ins with Airman Alton Yates (illustrated by Steffi Walthall and published by Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster).

With Tom’s latest episode of his Primary Source Podcast, I gladly got to do both!

One thing that surprised me as I was preparing to talk with Tom was how varied the primary sources were in my research for Moving Forward. Embarkation lists for World War I troop transports, 1950s film footage from the U.S. Air Force, a pair of 1960 presidential campaign speeches that I didn’t even mention in the text — and Alton Yates himself!

Give us a listen.