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Kidlit These Days

Kidlit These Days is your kidlit connoisseurs pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today.

Episode 52Children’s Books In Verse

Tune in to hear Nicole and Nusrah talk about excellent children's literature in verse, alongside a conversation with the wonderful Charles Waters, the co-author of Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship.

Episode 51Books by Asian American Femme Authors

Tune in to hear Nicole and Nusrah talk about Asian American femme authors, in conversation with the wonderful Kelly Yang, author of Front Desk and Parachutes.

Episode 50Middle Grade Books with Non-Binary and Trans Leads

This week Nicole and Nusrah are back to talk about some excellent middle-grade books with non-binary and trans leads.

Episode 49Empowering Reads In Honor Of Women’s History Month

Nicole and Nusrah discuss empowering board books in honor of Women's History Month!

Episode 48The Changing Face Of Fantasy Chapter Books

Nicole and guest Jenn Northington discuss the results of the 2021 Rainbow List, fantasy chapter books, and hear from BB Alston, author of Amari and the Night Brothers.

Episode 47Celebrating the 2021 Youth Media Awards

Nicole and Matthew discuss the results of the 2021 Youth Media Awards and celebrate some of their favorite books honored by the awards.

Episode 46Remembrance

Nicole and Matthew talk about current awareness of the Holocaust and are joined by Susan Kusel, synagogue librarian and author of The Passover Guest.

Episode 45Our Most Anticipated Books of 2021

Nicole and Matthew talk about their most anticipated books of 2021 and are joined by Mango and Marigold Press founder Sailaja Joshi.

Episode 44Stay Safe

Nicole and Matthew talk about the collective pandemic experience with special guest LeUyen Pham, author and illustrator of Outside, Inside.

Episode 43How To Talk About the Hard Stuff

Nicole and Matthew discuss talking with kids about challenging topics with special guest Jelani Memory, co-founder and CEO of A Kids Book About.