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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 - LA Laker Tarik Black reads from "The Crossover"

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Khalil Sommerville, Novaun Lee, Kyle Brewer, Kofi McFadgion, and Joseph Dail from Watkins Elementary on Capitol Hill discuss Kwame Alexander's Newbery Award winning book "The Crossover." Our celebrity reader is LA Laker Tarik Black. Kwame Alexander joins us as well. With host Kitty Felde.

                                                   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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