20: Invincible Louisa

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We’re back! In this episode of Reading the Newberys we discuss the winner of the 1934 Newbery medal Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs. This book is the biography of Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women. We are excited to be back discussing books with you all! Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and listen in to our discussion of one of the most beloved authors of all time!

For the Love of Books Links:

Never Winter Video Game

Amazon Link to Purchase Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History Special Edition

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (Young Readers Edition)

Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen

Flavia de Luce Series by Alan Bradley

Book News Links:

Amazon Link to Pre-Order Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Banned Books Week

Amazon Prime Book Box for Kids

Learning to Love Your Body Picture Book

Link to Pre-Order The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser

Book Tour Schedule for Matt de la Pena and Christian Robinson

September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

Amazon Link to Pre-Order Swing by Kwame Alexander

Links about the Newbery Author:

Corelia Meigs Website

Dartmouth Library on Cornelia Meigs

Vermont Women’s History: Cornelia Meigs

Newbery Honor Books in 1934:

The Forgotten Daughter

Swords of Steel

The ABC Bunny

The Winged Girl of Knossos

New Land

The Big Tree of Bunlahy

Glory of the Seas

The Apprentice of Florence

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Our personal contact info: 

Leah Clapp – https://www.instagram.com/leahranjel/

Mandalay Parkman – https://www.instagram.com/mandymalay/

Lauren Keen – https://www.instagram.com/Graciefirstborn/

And look for each of us on Goodreads!


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Special Episode 11: Laura Ingalls Wilder

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In this special episode of the Team Friendship Podcast, we discuss the recent name change of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award to the Children’s Literature Legacy Award by the ALA and ALSC. We welcome back our very special guest, Zoey, to have a round-table discussion on this topic. This name change has evoked many passionate responses, but we were able to have a meaningful conversation on human rights, racial reconciliation, and the importance of remembering and learning from our history. We hope you will take the time to listen in on this episode.

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Image Credit: ALA.org

Links related to this episode:

American Library Association Press Release

ALSC Changes Wilder Award to Children’s Literacy Legacy Award – School Library Journal

American Libraries Defend Renaming Laura Ingalls Wilder Award – The Guardian

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Name Stripped from Children’s Book Award Over ‘Little House’ Depictions of Native Americans – Washington Post

ALSC Changes Name of Laura Ingalls Wilder Award – American Libraries Magazine

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award – When Is It Censorship? – Intellectual Freedom Blog

What the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Name Change Means – And What It Doesn’t – Book Riot

About the Children’s Literature Legacy Award

A Little House Picture Book Treasury: Six Stories of Life on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illustrations by Renee Graef (Amazon Link)

Quote from Caddie Woodlawn that Lauren couldn’t remember:

“The fear spread like a disease, nourished on rumors and race hatred. For many years now the whites had lived at peace with the Indians of Western Wisconsin, but so great was this disease of fear that even a tavern rumor could spread it like an epidemic throughout the country.” (Caddie Woodlawn, 119)

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Lauren – https://twitter.com/Graciefirstborn

Zoey – https://www.instagram.com/zcook501/


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19: Bud, Not Buddy

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In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 2000 Newbery medal, Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. From homelessness to jazz music—this book piqued our curiosity and inspired us to research several aspects of the Great Depression. Grab some red pop, a mustard and baloney sandwich, and some Twizzlers and listen in on our conversation about this book full of history, heartbreak, adventure, and family.

Links related to this episode:

Thai Cave Rescue Children’s Book

Walrus in the Bathtub by Deborah Underwood

Dad creates Zombie children’s books

All You Need Is Love Illustrated Children’s Book

Christopher Paul Curtis Biography

The PBS News Hour Christopher Curtis Bud, Not Buddy

Hoovervilles

Book Review: Children of the Great Depression

*Amazon link to pre-order Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

*Amazon link to pre-order We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

Pullman Porters

Five Things to Know about Pullman Porters

Jazz Music in the 1930s

Life for the Average Family During the Great Depression

Impact of the Great Depression on Children and Adolescents

Adoption During the Great Depression

Sports and Entertainment During the Great Depression

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Stitcher

Google Play

Our personal contact info: 

Leah Clapp – https://www.instagram.com/leahranjel/

Mandalay Parkman – https://www.instagram.com/mandymalay/

Lauren Keen – https://www.instagram.com/Graciefirstborn/

And look for each of us on Goodreads!


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Special Episode 10: Little Women – Jo & Amy

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In this special episode of the Team Friendship Podcast, we are joined again by our dear friend, Zoey, as we conclude our review of the PBS mini series Little Women. As promised, we spend our final discussion of this beloved story talking about Jo and Amy. Grab some peaches and a glass of sweet tea and listen in as we discuss the childhoods, challenges, and changes in the lives of these March sisters.

Links related to this episode:

PBS Masterpiece Podcast

PBS Masterpiece YouTube Channel – Little Women Behind the Scenes

Boston Women’s Heritage Trail: Louisa May Alcott

NPR Alcott: Not the Little Woman You Thought She Was

A Short History of the Tomboy

Listen to us on: 

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Stitcher

Google Play

Our personal contact info: 

Leah – https://www.instagram.com/leahranjel/

Mandalay – https://www.instagram.com/mandymalay/

Lauren – https://twitter.com/Graciefirstborn

Zoey – https://www.instagram.com/zcook501/


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Special Episode 9: Little Women – Meg & Beth

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In this special episode of the Team Friendship Podcast, we are joined by our very dear friend, Zoey, as we discuss the PBS mini series Little Women. We focus on Meg and Beth in this episode and also give some history on Louisa May Alcott. Grab some coffee, jam, and biscuits and listen in on our conversation!

Show Notes:

  • There is a good reason why Heidi Thomas did such an excellent job writing the screenplay for this mini series
  • Leah and Zoey give some history on Louisa May Alcott and transcendentalism
  • The beauty in the ordinary
  • Meg’s visit to “Vanity Fair”
  • Does Meg truly love Mr. Brooke?
  • Lauren’s passionate response to some people’s critique of Meg and her role as a wife and mother
  • The marriage counsel we learn from Little Women
  • The child birth scene
  • Mandy gets spoiled about Beth’s death
  • We all love Annes Elwy’s freckles
  • Beth’s social anxiety and Marmee’s desire to help Beth work through it
  • Dumbledore! We love Beth’s relationship with Dumbledore…I mean, Mr. Laurence
  • Beth is a natural caregiver
  • Beth’s illness and acceptance that she is going to die
  • Beth and Jo’s relationship
  • The beach scene
  • Beth’s self-awareness
  • Would Beth’s life have been different if this story had taken place in today’s era?
  • Women’s rights: how far we have come…and how far we still need to go
  • Beth’s death scene
  • Parents that must walk their children through death
  • The relevance of Little Women
  • The book is called Little Women….not Jo March and Her Sisters
  • Beth’s sass and selflessness
  • We will be discussing Jo and Amy in our next episode

Links related to this episode:

PBS Masterpiece Podcast

How Nearly Dying after Childbirth Inspired My Wife to Create Call The Midwife

Boston Women’s Heritage Trail: Louisa May Alcott

NPR Alcott: Not the Little Woman You Thought She Was

U.S. History: Transcendentalism, An American Philosophy

Listen to us on: 

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

Google Play

Our personal contact info: 

Leah – https://www.instagram.com/leahranjel/

Mandalay – https://www.instagram.com/mandymalay/

Lauren – https://twitter.com/Graciefirstborn

Zoey – https://www.instagram.com/zcook501/


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