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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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