Friday, January 27, 2012

NPR Adolescent Book Picks for February, reprint, excerpt

February Book Picks: 'Shooting Kabul' And 'The Hundred Dresses'

January 26, 2012

America is full of families who originally moved to the country from somewhere else, and our next reading adventure for NPR's Backseat Book Club explores this theme in two books. These books, published more than 60 years apart, both explore what it's like to try to create a new home while still yearning for the home you've left behind. We selected two stories that teach important lessons about accepting others, and going against the crowd when classmates are teasing or making harsh judgments.

Each month, we ask young people and their parents to read along with us and then join in the conversation with that month's featured author. In this case, readers can read one or both books and then send in questions and observations.

'The Hundred Dresses'

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