11: The Girl Who Drank the Moon

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In this episode of Team Friendship Reads the Newberys we discuss the 2017 Newbery Medal winner The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill. Themes of truth, knowledge, power, sorrow, joy and hope are woven throughout this book. It was no surprise to us when we learned that Kelly is also a teacher. Her use of  literary devices such as perspective and metaphor to tell us this heartwarming story make this book an excellent resource for the classroom!

Links related to this episode:

Kwame Alexandar has become the first recipient of the Conroy Legacy Award – http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/community/beaufort-news/article173932111.html

Peter Rabbit Movie – http://www.indiewire.com/2017/09/peter-rabbit-trailer-beatrix-potter-bunny-1201878784/

Matt de la Pena has authored a picture book for Disney –  http://www.rockstarbooktours.com/2017/09/tour-schedule-coco-miguel-and-grand.html

Katherine Applegate, author of The One and Only Ivan (winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal), has a new book out!  http://www.wishtreebook.com/

Amazon link to purchase Wishtree by Katherine Applegate –  http://amzn.to/2fTTcG6

The Magic School Bus Rides Again – https://www.bustle.com/p/the-magic-school-bus-rides-again-vs-the-original-shows-there-are-some-big-changes-but-90s-fans-will-still-be-pleased-2467444

Kelly Barnhill:  kellybarnhill.wordpress.com                                                                                  http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-minnesota-author-kelly-barnhill-wins-newbery-medal-2017-1

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-authors/article/72584-completely-gobsmacked-kelly-barnhill-on-her-2017-newbery-medal.html

http://ew.com/books/2017/02/08/kelly-barnhill-girl-who-drank-the-moon-interview/

Hurricane Maria Children’s Relief Fund – savethechildren.org

Our Contact Info:

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

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

Lauren – https://twitter.com/Graciefirstborn


Intro Music: “Feeling Good” by Royalty Free Copyright Music

Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound
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