How To Talk About the Hard Stuff
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Nicole and Matthew talk about working with children through challenging questions with truthful answers. Joining us is special guest Jelani Memory, author of A Kids Book About Racism and co-founder and CEO of A Kids Book About.
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- A Kids Book About (homepage)
- Jelani Memory and Company on making books and leaving messages for their childhood selves (The Children’s Book Podcast)
- Kids Meet a Transgender Soldier (HiHo channel, YouTube)
- Kids Meet a Person with Cerebral Palsey
- Kids Meet a Person with Alopecia
- Kids Meet a Person with Tourette’s
- Kids Meet a Drag Queen
- Kids Meet a Young Adult in Hospice
- Kids Meet a Nurse on the Frontlines of COVID-19
- Kids Meet a Virologist
- Down Syndrome Answers series (Canadian Down Syndrome channel, YouTube)
- “Really Long Distance” podcast episode (This American Life)
- How to Survive the End of the World (podcast)
BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:
- The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota’s Garden by Heather Smith and illustrated by Rachel Wada
- Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor; illustrated by Rafael López
- The End of Something Wonderful: A Practical Guide to a Backyard Funeral by Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic, illustrated by George Ermos
- Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask about Having a Disability by Shane Burcaw; illustrated by Matt Carr
- This Is Your Time by Ruby Bridges
- Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson
- When You Know What I Know by Sonja K. Solter
- The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller
Let us know what books or topics you’ve been sharing this week, or if you have a suggestion or book recommendation for an upcoming episode. Find us on email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Twitter (@MatthewWinner and @ittybittyny).