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Book Club for Kids is a podcast where middle school readers discuss the books they love with host Kitty Felde. The author answers questions. A celebrity reads from the book.

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Welcome to the Book Club for Kids, a free 20-minute podcast where middle graders talk about books with host Kitty Felde.

Book Club for Kids

The Free Podcast where kids talk about books

This week: the revolution of evelyn serrano - sonia manzano

In this episode, we look back at the 1960’s and a lesser known protest movement. Writer Sonia Manzano (probably better known as "Maria" from Sesame Street) says her encounter with Puerto Rican American activists known as the Young Lords opened her eyes. Her book is "The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano. It's the story of a young girl discovering her inner activist amid the New York protests over garbage collection that grew into a takeover of a neighborhood church. Our celebrity reader is actress Yesenia Iglesias. Host Kitty Felde discusses the book with members of the Champion Boys Book Club who debate what kinds of protests are effective in the 21st century.



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The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano - Sonia Manzano

Tales from the Odyssey - Mary Pope Osborne

Loving vs. Virginia, a Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case - Patricia Hruby Powell

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith

The Apprentice Witch - James Nicol

The First Rule of Punk - Celia Perez

Gilded - Christina Farley



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What folks say about us:

A superb podcast presented by the journalist Kitty Felde that does what it says on the tin — manages to include other young people, yet isn’t annoying.
— The Times of London 12/25/17
Excellent biweekly podcast
— Common Sense Media
The best thing about it is that kids talk, not parents.
— Fifth grader from San Gabriel, California
This is fabulous! And I’m not the star: Those kids shine like jewels. Awesome readers, thinkers and speakers. And a Congresswoman who was on the front lines! And can I just say the production quality was tip top all the way. So seamless and engagement. So well put together. I was pleasantly astounded!
— Rita Williams-Garcia, author of "One Crazy Summer"
I’m not sure I can accurately explain to you how wonderful it was to listen to this. Your students are so very smart and thoughtful and honest and great!
— Laurel Snyder, author of "Orphan Island"
I learned that reading books will take you on an adventure that you will never forget.
— participant from East Rancho Dominguez Library, Compton, California
I felt so honored to be included in your podcast. Thank you for what you are doing for young people and books. You are touching lives.
— Kimberly Willis Holt, author of "Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel"
It made me feel more connected to the book.
— 5th grader from Washington, DC
The best thing about Book Club for Kids is friends coming together reading books.
— 5th grader from Falls Church, Virginia
Talking to other people about a book makes my brain grow by hearing other opinions.
— 5th grader in Mr. Rodriguez' class at LA's Ambassador School of Global Education

"Thank you, again, for all that you do for our students.  I know that the 5th graders were beyond thrilled to have had the opportunity to talk about what they've read and express themselves to someone who is very interested in their opinions, but most importantly, in them."

                                                                        - Flordeliza L. Cadiz Marks, Library Media Specialist, Maury Elementary School, Washington DC

The program was the best! It was so inviting. It is by kids for kids.
— 5th grader at Hanover Middle School in Pennsylvania
I would recommend it because kids want to be heard.
— another 5th grader from Hanover Middle School
Our students love participating in the discussions. You and your podcast are truly inspiring and appreciated.
— Britany Locher - Jefferson Academy, Washington DC
My daughter’s specific book club discussion transitioned into a larger discussion on bullying and elementary schools...I forwarded your link to her teacher and principal. This gave them a interesting perspective on what bullying is like in the elementary schools from a child’s perspective.
— Diane Devendorf - Old Town Alexandria Mom of Teens

Book Club for Kids has joined with the producers of Brains OnEar Snacks,Tumble Science Podcast for KidsSparkle StoriesStory Pirates, and The Show About Science to create the advocacy group Kids Listen. Our goal is to create a community of podcasters for young ears, growing the genre, and developing standards and ethics. 

Book CLub for Kids is funded in part by these generous folks:

The Capitol Hill Community Foundation

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