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

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

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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

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Our personal contact info: 

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

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Lauren – https://twitter.com/Graciefirstborn

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


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18: The One and Only Ivan

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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.

Links related to this episode:

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate

Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet

John Williams’s Film Music by Emilio Audissino

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Sometimes You Fly by Katherine Applegate

Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo and Julia Denos

Just Being Jackie by Margaret Cardillo and Julia Denos

The Button War by Avi

Swing by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess – to be released October 2, 2018

The Write Thing by Kwame Alexander – to be released July 2018

Flora & Ulysses Disney Streaming Service

Publisher’s Weekly Q&A with Katherine Applegate

Katherine Applegate’s Newbery Acceptance Speech

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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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17: The Hero and the Crown

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In this episode, we discuss the 1985 Newbery Medal winner The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley. And we share a special announcement: We have changed the name of our podcast! Team Friendship Reads the Newberys is now Reading the Newberys: A Team Friendship Podcast. As usual, we each share all the book related things about which we are currently excited. We also talk about our recent opportunity to meet Kate DiCamillo! Grab a cup of tea and some jelly beans (or a steak if you are Paleo) and listen to another one of our crazy conversations!

Links Related to this Episode:

Amazon link to purchase The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley – https://amzn.to/2KKFWgY

Amazon link to purchase The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon – https://amzn.to/2kg1oiL

Amazon link to purchase Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo – https://amzn.to/2IDJYXQ

Amazon link to purchase Chasing Utopia by Nikki Giovanni – https://amzn.to/2rYSoBK

Amazon link to purchase A Bear Called Paddington (audiobook) by Michael Bond, narrated by Stephen Fry – https://amzn.to/2kibK1f

Amazon link to purchase It’s Your Universe by Ashley Eckstein – https://amzn.to/2s3pTmz

Ashley Eckstein’s book tour schedule – https://blog.heruniverse.com/keeping-up-with-ashley/?cm_sp=Homepage-_-Hero1-_-BookTour

Amazon link to purchase Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer – https://amzn.to/2s0IeAI

Amazon link to purchase Turtles All the Way Down by John Green – https://amzn.to/2IBTElt

Little Women mini-series on PBS – http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/shows/little-women/

Find all kinds of book news here – https://bookriot.com/ 

“The Kids Are All Right” newsletter from Book Riot (May 13, 2018) – http://link.bookriot.com/view/5aceccc1f543e642653b1be17uj7h.36u/c1ff761d

Sign up for this newsletter all about children’s books “The Kids Are All Right” written by Karina Yan Glaser, author of The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street – https://bookriot.com/newsletter/the-kids-are-all-right/

Links related to Robin McKinley –

https://bookriot.com/2017/08/01/robin-mckinley-pioneer-ya-fiction/

https://www.tor.com/2017/10/16/the-power-of-princesses-robin-mckinleys-the-door-in-the-hedge/

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/interviews/article/45129-q-a-with-robin-mckinley.html

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11594337-the-one-and-only-ivan?from_search=true

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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://twitter.com/Graciefirstborn

Also look for each of us on Goodreads!


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16: Ginger Pye

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In this episode of Team Friendship Reads the Newberys, we discuss and review the 1952 Newbery Medal winning book Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes. This is probably the first book in a very long time that we all did not enjoy. Despite this, we had a fun discussion as usual. (Warning: We do begin to digress toward the end.) We also share more about our trip to see Kwame Alexander in Milwaukee! Go grab some jelly beans and enjoy this episode!

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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://twitter.com/Graciefirstborn

Also look for each of us on Goodreads!


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