Mother-Daughter Book Group Guide

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Radio Girl by Carol Brendler Holiday House, 2013

It’s here! Now there’s a discussion guide for Radio Girl for mother/daughter book groups, complete with an online old-time radio listening guide and a recipe for an authentic egg cream, Cecelia’s favorite thirst quencher! Click image below to see it full size and to download. If you use it, let me know how you like it.

For educators, there is also a nifty classroom guide prepared by publisher Holiday House to download for free!

Book Club Guide for RADIO GIRL

Book Club Guide for RADIO GIRL


Grover’s Mill, New Jersey!

The marker is bigger than I thought!

The marker is bigger than I thought!

Grover’s Mill! Yeah, I went there, 75 years later. There’s a park and a plaque, and signs along a path with background info about Orson Welles and the panic broadcast of 1938, all on the exact spot where the Martians were said to have landed!

Grovers Pond is adjacent.

Grovers Pond is adjacent.


The War of the Worlds–Seventy-five Years Later

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has produced a show about that fateful night when young actor/director Orson Welles’s radio production of H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds sent so many people into a panic. AND IT’S ON TONIGHT AT 9:00pm, or 8:00pm Central where I live!

worlds_film_landing-nologo.jpgWill you watch with me?

Here’s a very tiny snip:

Should I point out that the actual anniversary is tomorrow, not today? Nah.