This past weekend, thousands and thousands of kids marched in Washington and cities around the nation to call attention to a serious topic kids shouldn’t have to face: gun violence. This week on Book Club for Kids, we talk about the novel "The Ethan I Was Before." It's the story about a boy facing a life and death situation. Our readers from Capitol Hill Day School talk about trauma and the resilience of children. Writer Ali Standish talks about how you write a book about a serious topic for young readers. Actor Michael Paul Chan ("Major Crimes" and "The Goonies") is celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host.
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Favorite books from Kat, Max, and ellie:
The Dark - Lemony Snicket
The Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill
Favorite books of Ali Standish:
Walk Two Moons - Sharon Creech
Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson
Wolf Hollow - Lauren Wolk
One Shadow on the Wall - Leah Henderson
Michael Paul Chan's Favorite Book:
Crow Boy - Taro Yashima