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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.

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Episode 22 - One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Kitty Felde

Crystal, Amaya, Kaiya, Jayla, and Japan from Jefferson Academy in Washington, DC

Crystal, Amaya, Kaiya, Jayla, and Japan from Jefferson Academy in Washington, DC

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

A trio of sisters fly from Brooklyn to Oakland in the late 1960's to get to know their estranged mother. She sends them to a rather unusual summer camp run by the Black Panthers. Coretta Scott King Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia talks about knowing she was a writer long before she could read. Congresswoman Barbara Lee of Oakland is celebrity reader. She sent her own two kids to that breakfast with the Black Panthers. Students from Jefferson Academy in Washington, DC are our readers. Kitty Felde is host.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee of Sacramento, California

Congresswoman Barbara Lee of Sacramento, California

Here's a link to a study guide to help talk to kids about the

Black Panthers.


Books recommended by the girls of Jefferson Academy:

The Red Sun - Alane Adams

Beowolf

The Ghost Huntress - Marley Gibson

A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

Recommended by Congresswoman Barbara Lee:

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

Episode 9 - Passenger on the Pearl - Live at Fall For the Book Festival 2015

Kitty Felde

Kendall, Vibha, and Gareth with author Winifred Conkling

Kendall, Vibha, and Gareth with author Winifred Conkling

The largest attempted slave escape on U.S. soil happened in SouthWest Washington, DC. That's the tale in "Passenger on the Pearl." Young readers discuss the book in front of a live audience at George Mason University's Fall For the Book celebration. Writer Winifred Conkling discusses the history. Actress Lolita Marie reads from the book. Kitty Felde is host.

Celebrity reader Lolita Marie

Celebrity reader Lolita Marie

Passenger on the Pearl - Winifred Conkling

Books recommended by Kendall, Vibha, and Gareth:

Dork Diaries - Rachel Renee Russell

Ungifted - Gordon Korman

Percy Jackson & the Olympians – Rick Riordan

Recommended by Winifred Conkling

Because of Winn-Dixie – Kate DiCamillo

Recommended by Lolita Marie

The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

Recommended by our audience:

Tonight on the Titanic - Mary Pope Osborne and Sal Murdocca

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – Dr. Seuss

Eragon - Christopher Paolini

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

 


Information on the effort to build a replica of the schooner Pearl:  http://pearlcoalition.org/

 


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