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Presenting the Kidlit These Days Podcast!

Karina Glaser

Contributing Editor

Karina Yan Glaser is a full-time writer and illustrator with a varied career teaching and implementing literacy programs in family homeless shelters and recruiting healthcare professionals to volunteer in under-resourced areas around the world. Karina is the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade books, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street and The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden. She lives in Harlem with her husband, two daughters, and an assortment of rescued animals. One of her proudest achievements is raising two kids who can't go anywhere without a book. Website:; Twitter: @KarinaYanGlaser; Instagram: @KarinaIsReadingAndWriting

Make some space in your podcast listening schedule, because Book Riot has a new kidlit podcast hosted by me, New York Times bestselling author Karina Yan Glaser, and children’s librarian and host of The Children’s Book Podcast Matthew Winner! Kidlit These Days is your kidlit connoisseurs, pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today.

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This podcast will explore how children’s book authors are responding to world events, give you an inside look into authors’ and illustrators’ creative processes, and, of course, provide you with all the children’s book recommendations you could ever wish for. Give our introduction a listen, then check out Episode 1 about the border wall and hear Latinx book creators Meg Medina, Jenny Torres Sanchez, and Guadalupe Garcia McCall share their thoughts about writing for children in this current political climate.