Backseat Book Club Returns With 'Black Beauty' The Backseat Book Club returns from summer vacation with Anna Sewell's classic novel, Black Beauty. NPR's Michele Norris will talk with writer Jane Smiley who, in addition to winning a Pulitzer prize for adult literature, has written kids books starring horses.
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Backseat Book Club Returns With 'Black Beauty'

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Backseat Book Club Returns With 'Black Beauty'

Backseat Book Club Returns With 'Black Beauty'

Backseat Book Club Returns With 'Black Beauty'

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This fall, as our younger listeners settle into their classrooms, it's time to reunite 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.

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.

Send an email with your thoughts and questions about Black Beauty to backseatbookclub@npr.org.