The Thalia Kids' Book Club series is a wonderful companion to dozens of kid-lit classics. In this episode, Gary Schmidt, author of The Wednesday Wars, discusses his own childhood and also presents the audience with a great creative-writing prompt. Featuring the ever-relatable narration of Khris Lewin, Thalia Kids' Book Club features performances by professional actors as well. This series is wonderful for any young person or parent who loves to read and wants to be a part of a great conversation!
Two-time Newbery Medal winner Gary Schmidt talks about the frequently comic mishaps and adventures of a 12-year-old Long Island boy in the Vietnam era. Actor Khris Lewin performs an excerpt from the book. Co-presented with Bank Street Bookstore. Thalia Kids' Book Club events are lively talks between children's book authors and their fans (ages 9-12), plus one event for teens. Each event includes a creative writing project, a free-wheeling discussion with the audience, and a book signing. Sometimes an actor stops by to read from the book. Co-presented with Bank Street Bookstore.