Kidlit These Days is your kidlit connoisseurs pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today.
Nicole and Matthew discuss how the coronavirus is affecting decisions to reopen schools and what school will look like in the fall.
Nicole and Matthew discuss the creation and use of the #OwnVoices hashtag, representation of diversity in kidlit, and the value of storytelling through lived experience.
Nicole and Matthew discuss historically problematic statues, how legal does not always mean moral, and we reflect on the kidlit authors whose works have helped to secure space for underrepresented voices.
Nicole and Matthew discuss racial literacy and implementing an anti-biased/anti-racist framework in schools, with help from a bookshelf playlist of stories to keep folks talking. Joining is special guest Tiffany Jewell.
Nicole and Matthew discuss doing the work of anti-racism, sitting with discomfort, and building children's aptitude toward empathy and social justice with help from a bookshelf playlist of stories to keep folks talking.
Nicole and Matthew discuss representation of transgender voices of color, bravery in the face of survival choices, and the strength we already possess.
Nicole and Matthew discuss how this time of safe-at-home is giving readers and bookmakers opportunity to reimagine our world through activism, design, kindness, and mindfulness.
Nicole and Matthew discuss the creative ways books and bookmakers are connecting with readers during stay-at-home regulations.
Nicole and Matthew discuss food insecurity, how interconnected we are, and the capacity in all of us to be a helper.
Nicole and Matthew look back on a year of the Kidlit These Days podcast and highlight some of their favorite episodes and interviews.