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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 2 - The Crossover

Kitty Felde

Watkins Elementary readers on Book Club for Kids

A Newbery Winner, an LA Laker, and an Acapella tribute

Khalil, Novaun, Kyle, Kofi, and Joseph from Watkins Elementary on Capitol Hill discuss Kwame Alexander's Newbery Award winning novel about brothers and basketball "The Crossover" with host Kitty Felde.

The fifth graders speak frankly about their own relationship with siblings and even admit to a tear or two when an older sister went away to college.

Our celebrity reader is LA Laker Tarik Black. Kwame Alexander joins us as well. 

                                                   LA Laker Tarik Black is our celebrity reader

                                                   LA Laker Tarik Black is our celebrity reader

Newbery Award winning writer Kwame Alexander

Newbery Award winning writer Kwame Alexander

Book recommendations from Episode 2:

The Crossover - Kwame Alexander

Recommended by Kwame Alexander:

The Greatest: My Own Story - Muhammad Ali with Richard Durham

Manchild in the Promised Land - Claude Brown and Nathan McCall

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Mildred D. Taylor

Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes - David Roessel and Arnold Rampersad

Recommended by Tarik Black: 

A Series of Unfortunate Events - Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist

Recommended by the kids of Watkins Elementary:

Stat: Standing Tall and Talented #1: Home Court - Amar'e Stoudemire and Tim Jessell

Picture Yourself Legend Tripping: Your Complete Guide to Finding UFOs, Monsters, Ghosts, and Urban Legends in Your Own Backyard - Jeff Belanger  

John Henry - Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney

House of Robots - James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

National Geographic Kids Everything Dogs: All the Canine Facts, Photos, and Fun You Can Get Your Paws On! - Becky Baines

Recommended by Mimi:

Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher

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