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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 7 - Flying the Dragon by Natalie Dias Lorenzi at Hooray for Books!

Kitty Felde

Paul and Ethan at Hooray for Books! bookstore in Alexandria, Virginia

Paul and Ethan at Hooray for Books! bookstore in Alexandria, Virginia

Kite fighting on the National Mall - it's all part of the Cherry Blossom Festival. It's also at the center of Natalie Dias Lorenzi's novel "Flying the Dragon." Kids at Hooray for Books! bookstore in Alexandria discuss the book with host Kitty Felde. Congressman Mark Takano - a former English teacher - is celebrity reader.

California Congressman Mark Takano says his favorite books is "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.

California Congressman Mark Takano says his favorite books is "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.


Flying the Dragon - Natalie Diaz Lorenzi

Books suggested by Natalie Diaz Lorenzi:

The Kite Runner -  Khaled Hosseini

Book suggested by Congressman Takano:

To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Books suggested by Paul and Ethan:

Storm -  D.J. MacHale 
Egg and Spoon – Gregory Maguire


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