Sam Purdy is a middle school educator currently studying School Leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He grew up in a family of newspaper journalists and often reached for news or non-fiction books as a kid. While still a newshound and history buff, Sam has happily diversified his reading repertoire. His favorite books include The Years of Lyndon Johnson, by Robert Caro, Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro, and Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson.
Sam has appeared on Book Talk on the following episodes:
Episode 7: Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson
Episode 11: Florence Gordon by Brian Morton
Episode 20: Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capo Crucet
Episode 30: Brewster by Mark Slouka
Episode 37: Marlena by Julie Buntin
Episode 45: The Locals by Jonathan Dee