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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 60 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Kitty Felde

 Our DC trio of readers: Camelia, Emily, and Madeline, members of the AU Park Mother Daughter Bookclub (est. 2009 aka Kindergarten!)

Our DC trio of readers: Camelia, Emily, and Madeline, members of the AU Park Mother Daughter Bookclub (est. 2009 aka Kindergarten!)

Williamsburg has changed enormously since Betty Smith published "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" in 1943. But a trio of DC readers tell host Kitty Felde that they find contemporary themes - the chasm between rich and poor, the rise of the #MeToo movement - in the novel. Nancy Smith Pfeiffer, the 95 year old daughter of Betty Smith, tells us about rushing home from school to read the latest pages of the novel, hot off her mother's typewriter. Actress Sonia Manzano (Maria from "Sesame Street") is celebrity reader since the book is her favorite.

 Betty Smith's granddaughter and daughter Nancy Smith Pfeiffer

Betty Smith's granddaughter and daughter Nancy Smith Pfeiffer

 Actress  Sonia Manzano  says "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" is her favorite book

Actress Sonia Manzano says "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" is her favorite book

Favorite Books from

 

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Favorite Books of amelia, Emily, and Madeline:

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles - Julie Andrews Edwards

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives -Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda

Eleven Birthdays - Wendy Mass

Thirteen Gifts - Wendy Mass

Nancy Smith Pfeiffer's Favorite BOoks:

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

Nancy Drew - Carolyn Keene

Sonia Manzano's Favorite Book:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith