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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.

Episode 9 - Passenger on the Pearl - Live at Fall For the Book Festival 2015

Kitty Felde

Kendall, Vibha, and Gareth with author Winifred Conkling

Kendall, Vibha, and Gareth with author Winifred Conkling

The largest attempted slave escape on U.S. soil happened in SouthWest Washington, DC. That's the tale in "Passenger on the Pearl." Young readers discuss the book in front of a live audience at George Mason University's Fall For the Book celebration. Writer Winifred Conkling discusses the history. Actress Lolita Marie reads from the book. Kitty Felde is host.

Celebrity reader Lolita Marie

Celebrity reader Lolita Marie

Passenger on the Pearl - Winifred Conkling

Books recommended by Kendall, Vibha, and Gareth:

Dork Diaries - Rachel Renee Russell

Ungifted - Gordon Korman

Percy Jackson & the Olympians – Rick Riordan

Recommended by Winifred Conkling

Because of Winn-Dixie – Kate DiCamillo

Recommended by Lolita Marie

The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

Recommended by our audience:

Tonight on the Titanic - Mary Pope Osborne and Sal Murdocca

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – Dr. Seuss

Eragon - Christopher Paolini

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

 


Information on the effort to build a replica of the schooner Pearl:  http://pearlcoalition.org/

 


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