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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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This Week's Episode:

The length of a string - elissa brent weissman

Saniah, Amaeya, Vinchenza, Mariah, and Quan'Nairer from  Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School  in Baltimore are members of the  Girlfriends Book Club  (photo by  Tonya Wright )

Saniah, Amaeya, Vinchenza, Mariah, and Quan'Nairer from Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore are members of the Girlfriends Book Club (photo by Tonya Wright)

What’s it like to be adopted? Does your adopted family’s history become your history or do you feel the need to find your biological story? Our book this week is "The Length of a String" by Elissa Brent Weissman. It’s a Holocaust story about a Jewish family separated by the war. Readers from the Girlfriends Book Club of Baltimore at Hazelwood Elementary Middle School discuss the book and pose lots of questions to our writer. Actor and producer Bari Hochwald is celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host.


Oh, and just a warning: the discussion contains spoiler alerts, so you might want to read the book before you listen to the episode.

Celebrity reader  Bari Hochwald

Celebrity reader Bari Hochwald

FAVORITE BOOKS FROM HAZELWOOD ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL:

Public School Superhero - Chris Tebbetts and James Patterson

All the Ways I Love You - Theresa Trinder

Amulet - Kazu Kibuishi

The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

The President of the Whole 6th Grade - Sherri Winston

I Hate School - Jeanne Willis

Captain Underpants - Dav Pilkey


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What a great podcast! You’re very good at this. I love the variety of participants and the way you strung it all together. I even liked what I had to say (I am usually my own worst critic)....
— Chris Tebbetts - "Public School Superhero"
My heart melted when the young ladies came out of the room smiling, gave me a hug and said thank you. It was a meaningful experience for them. Thanks a million to Kitty for her openness and skill in doing this activity with our young people.
— Nona Grant - Library Media Specialist, Kelly Miller Middle School, Washington, DC
I played the podcast for my students this morning and they were as pleased as I was. Who am I kidding?! Ecstatic beyond words! We are so thrilled to be a part of this episode and this magnificent podcast. Thank you so much for the great experience!
— Dawn Johns, Pinchbeck Elementary 5th Grade Teacher, Henrico, VA
We love to listen to these as a family. It gives us great ideas for books we want to read together and extends the books we love into great discussions.
— Madeaux Mohr - via Apple Podcasts