Two New York improv actors discussing all-time great children's literature: every winner of the Newbery Medal, year by year and decade by decade. We promise that it's your new favorite book club!
2002 – A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park
Tree Ear wants to make pots, Carolyn wants Kerry to like this book, and special guest Gina Jung wants some peace and tranquility. Only robbers, social stigma, the correct method for stacking firewood stand in their way! Rest assured, no ceramic cranes were harmed in the making of this episode.
2001 – A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck
Mary Alice (…was that her name?) isn’t having the best time at her Grandmother’s house, and let’s be frank – Kerry and Carolyn didn’t have the best time reading about it, either.
2000 – Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis
New Season! New Decade! And some important new rules, including #365: this book is awesome(!!!!!) and #28: crying at the end is allowed.
1979 – The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
We wrap up the 1970’s with a total crowd pleaser (and Carolyn’s all-time fave), The Westing Game. Can our intrepid literary detectives put the clues together in time? Tune in to our remote broadcast from unit 4D of the world’s strangest apartment building to help solve the case!
1978 – Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
And here it is folks… (drumroll)… the book that inspired us to begin with the 1970’s. Grab that rope swing and let’s dive in!
1977- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Tayor
Special guest Ashley Wilson joins for yet another visit to some of the less savory vistas in American history. Can she and Kerry convince Carolyn that this sojourn in the Jim Crow south is worth the trip?
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