Amy Solano's Favorite Episode - The First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez - with celebrity reader former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Every summer, we ask our summer interns to choose their favorite Book Club for Kids episode. This has been a rather unusual summer. In addition to producing this podcast, we’ve been busy creating a new mystery podcast series premiering this Halloween. It’s called THE FINA MENDOZA MYSTERIES.
The seven part series is based on the middle grade novel “Welcome to Washington, Fina Mendoza” by Kitty Felde. It’s the story of a ten year old girl from California who moves to Washington DC with her older sister to live fulltime with their Papa, a congressman from Los Angeles. Fina gets an afterschool job walking congressional dogs and solves the mystery of the Demon Cat of Capitol Hill.
More about THE FINA MENDOZA MYSTERIES this fall. But in the meantime, we invited actress Amy Solano who plays Fina to tell us her favorite Book Club for Kids episode. It’s “The First Rule of Punk” by Celia Perez.
Here’s the story:
Malu is moving to Chicago and she's not very happy about it. She's also not very happy with the way her mother would like her to be. Two things do make her happy: punk music and creating zines.
Students from Virginia talk about those times when they acted "punk" with host Kitty Felde and ask questions of writer Celia Perez. Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is celebrity reader.
Chicago Public Library tells us they're thrilled that Book Club for Kids selected “The First Rule of Punk.” Their kids’ librarians voted the title as the winner of CPL’s “Mock Newbery Award.” It was also a Best of the Best 2017 title, selected as one of CPL’s Best Fiction for Older Readers.
Favorite Books of Kayley, Angelina, and Taylor:
Everland - Wendy Spinale
The Lunar Chronicles - Marissa Meyer
The Crossroads: A Haunted Mystery - Chris Grabenstein
Celia Perez' Favorite Book:
Pacy Lin series - Grace Lin
Rahm Emanuel's Favorite Book:
I'll Take You There - Wally Lamb
(Chicago's One Book One City selection for 2018)
Amy Solano’s Favorite Book:
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll