A story about a boy and his fox, about war and peace, about strangers and family. Students from Hanover Middle School in Pennsylvania discuss Sara Pennypacker's novel "Pax" with host Kitty Felde. The writer talks about how the book came about and public radio legend Jay Allison is celebrity reader.
Favorite Books from Hanover Middle School:
The Thing About Jellyfish - Ali Benjamin
The Maze Runner series - James Dashner
Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling
I Survived series - Lauren Tarshis
Waiting for Normal - Leslie Connor
Wings of Fire series - Tui T. Sutherland
The Girl Who Drank the Moon - Kelly Barnhill
Sara Pennypacker's Favorite Book:
Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh
Jay Allison's Favorite book:
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
Jay Allison says it's a book made to be read aloud. "The language is utterly relaxed and controlled at the same time, every sentence just so. All five of my kids have heard it over and over, but my reading is a poor substitute for E.B. White's. That is my favorite book-on-tape: Charlotte's Web read by E.B. White. Perfection."