Loving Our Bodies
Nicole and Matthew discuss the need for more inclusive representation of all kids of bodies in children’s literature, accepting how different does not equal wrong, and the idea of normalizing “normal”. Joining is special guest Jessica Sanders, author of Love Your Body.
This episode is sponsored by:
Book Riot Insiders, the digital hangout spot for the Book Riot community
The Paper Bag Princess: 40th Anniversary Edition, published by Annick Press
Winterborne Home by Ally Carter, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
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Interview with Angie Manfredi about The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce (The Children’s Book Podcast)
Fat Girl Reading (blog)
Love Your Body Kickstarter (information and video)
Love Your Body Student Workbook (free printable pdf)
“Fat Positive Picture Books” Twitter Thread (from Angie Manfredi @misskubelik)
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:
Rock What Ya Got by Samantha Berger; illustrated by Kerascoet
Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin; illustrated by Ebony Glenn
Abigail the Whale by Davide Cali; illustrated by Sonja Bougaeva
(Angie Manfredi’s review of Abigail the Whale)
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford; illustrated by Ekua Holmes
The Truth About Grandparents by Elina Ellis
Go With the Flow by Karen Schneemann and Lily Williams
Karma Khullar’s Mustache by Kristi Wientge
Halfway to Perfect: A Dyamonde Daniel Book by Nikki Grimes; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
45 Pounds (More or Less) by Kelly Barson
Like Vanessa by Tami Charles
Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel Jose Older
The Laura Line by Crystal Allen
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
Some Places More Than Others by Renee Watson
Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy
Good Enough by Jen Petro Roy
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).