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.
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.
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!
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!
An End to Innocence: The Transformation of Childhood in Twentieth-Century Children’s Literature by Anne Scott Macleod: this article is only available to library card holders. If you are interested, ask your librarian for how to access this article.