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Diane invites you to join her and a panel for a conversation of "Bee Season" by Myla Goldberg. The novel is about what happens to an eccentric family after its youngest member wins a spelling bee.
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- Kermit Moyer author of "The Chester Chronicles" professor emeritus of literature, American University
- Judith Rapoport a child psychologist and professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine and author of "The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing."
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