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Books That Raised Us
34 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Ep 13: Charlotte's Web
Welcome to Books that Raised Us, a podcast about books thats actually about runts.
26 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
Ep 12: Chrysanthemum
We don't think this book is absolutely perfect... we know it is!
22 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Ep 11: Frindle
This episode follows 5th grader Nick Allen’s quest to rename the humble pen.
17 minutes | May 23, 2021
Ep 10: Clifford the Small Red Puppy
Some people say dogs are man's best friend, but Emily Elizabeth was definitely Elana's!
27 minutes | May 9, 2021
Ep 9: Matilda
This episode celebrates an exceptional young girl, the iconic Ms. Honey, and begins to reckon with what to do with the work of bigoted authors. show notes: here is the article about Roald Dahl’s family apologizing for his anti-semitism and here is the twitter thread Esti references from Mara Wilson.
19 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Ep 8: Goodnight Moon
Sometimes we also talk about books we didn't love as kids...
31 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Ep 7: Chasing Vermeer
Surprise: Esti picked another kids book about art museums. (This time its set at the Art Institute of Chicago where she's currently in grad school.)
20 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
Ep 6: Miss Nelson is Missing!
We might have been afraid of this scary substitute teacher as kids, but this week we find out that Viola Swamp is much more relatable to us as adults than we remembered!
25 minutes | Feb 28, 2021
Ep 5: Where the Sidewalk Ends
This week we get silly with some Shel Silverstein poems. (and songs!) Did you know that he was also a Grammy Award-winning songwriter?
16 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Ep. 4: Make Way for Ducklings
Robert McCloskey’s classic picture book elicits lots of nostalgia this week, because we love Boston!
35 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Ep 3: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
In this episode, we revisit childhood daydreams of running away from home and museum fantasies. (and remember that there was actually a mystery plot to this story, too.)
19 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Ep 2: Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day
While living through simultaneous political, economic, and public health crises, we felt like we've been having more "Alexander Days" than usual lately. We hope this episode is equal parts humorous and cathartic.
36 minutes | Jan 1, 2021
Ep. 1: Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself
This week we discuss “Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself,” the classic Judy Blume novel rife with overactive 10-year-old imagination and Jewish mother neurosis. Cover art discussed in this episode can be found at https://www.booksraisedus.com/episodes/starring-sally-j-freedman-as-herself
2 minutes | Dec 25, 2020
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