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Episode 5
Change in Plans

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Karina and Matthew talk about inclusive author visits, soft censorship, and one middle grade author’s reflection on her experience speaking at a school to an audience greatly reduced in size after the host learned of the author’s LGBTQ+ identity.

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Society of Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

OMG Book Fest

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t” by K.A. Holt (article in Publisher’s Weekly)

K.A. Holt Reads “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t” on the KidlitWomen* Podcast

Conversation between K. A. Holt and Grace Lin on the KidlitWomen* Podcast



Middle Grade:

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes


The Hero Next Door, edited by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich with We Need Diverse Books

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman

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