xavier riddle and the secret museum
I Am Catherine The Great/I Am Tomioka Tessai

Tue, May 24 12:30 P.M. NHPBS KIDS      

I am Catherine the Great Brad shows up ready for day camp with a pep in his step and a smile on his face, until he finds out that he's going without Xavier or Yadina. Uh oh. Brad can't possibly go without his best friends! Who will he play with? Xavier and Yadina are sure Brad will make new friends at camp, but Brad isn't so sure - he doesn't know how. To the Secret Museum! Our heroes go back in time to meet someone who made all kids of friends: Catherine the Great. They find Catherine wandering outside her castle walls, simply so she can make some new friends to play with. Watching Catherine meet new kids, and ask them questions about themselves, shows Brad that getting to know people is a great way to make friends. I am Tomioka Tessai Yadina isn't sure if she should take her old family quilt in for show and tell; she loves it and all, but it's old and has a lot of holes - what if she feels embarrassed to show people? To the Secret Museum! Our heroes go back in time to meet someone who was deeply connected to the stories of his ancestry: Tomioka Tessai. They find the young artist as he's trying to decide what he should paint to share with his art class. While thinking it over, Tomioka takes our trio on a tour of his family's garden, and proudly tells the story of the cherry tree he planted there with his father and grandfather, helping both Tomioka and Yadina realize they should each present their class with something that's special to their family, because sharing stories about their family makes them feel proud.

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 108

All broadcast times for this episode: (show all)

Tue, May 24 12:30 P.M. I Am Catherine The Great/I Am Tomioka Tessai     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, May 24 5:30 P.M. I Am Catherine The Great/I Am Tomioka Tessai     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, May 25 1:30 A.M. I Am Catherine The Great/I Am Tomioka Tessai     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Jun 20 6:00 A.M. I Am Catherine The Great/I Am Tomioka Tessai     NHPBS
Mon, Jun 20 4:30 P.M. I Am Catherine The Great/I Am Tomioka Tessai     NHPBS

About Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum:

Inspired by the best-selling kids book series, Ordinary People Change the World, by New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos, XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM follows the adventures of Xavier, Yadina and Brad as they tackle everyday problems by doing something extraordinary: traveling back in time to learn from real-life inspirational figures like Marie Curie, Harriet Tubman and Jackie Robinson when they were kids.

Each adventure will help young viewers make the connection between the skills that made these historical figures heroes and those same qualities within themselves, helping them discover that they, too, can change the world.

Future Broadcast times for "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum": (show all)

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