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!
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
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
In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal, The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. We all enjoyed this sweet story of a gorilla, a stray dog, two elephants, and a little girl who chooses to do the right thing. Grab a bag of chocolate and some coffee and join in our conversation!
*Note: If you want to skip “For the Love of Books” and “Book News” and jump straight to our discussion of the book, skip ahead to 16:56.