ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:
In this fall season, as our younger listeners settle into their classrooms, it's time again for the Backseat Book Club. Each month, we pick a book to read along with our school-age listeners. Next up, a children's classic, "Black Beauty" by Anna Sewell.
AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:
We'll talk about the book with novelist Jane Smiley, who, in addition to winning a Pulitzer Prize for grown-up literature, has written kids' books starring horses. So head to the library, online or to your nearest bookstore and read along, then send an email with your thoughts or questions about the book to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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