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 talk about their most anticipated books of 2021 and are joined by Mango and Marigold Press founder Sailaja Joshi.
Nicole and Matthew talk about the collective pandemic experience with special guest LeUyen Pham, author and illustrator of Outside, Inside.
Nicole and Matthew discuss talking with kids about challenging topics with special guest Jelani Memory, co-founder and CEO of A Kids Book About.
Nicole and Matthew share a selection of the books they've recommended most this year.
Nicole and Matthew talk about the election, political leadership, and using your voice to bring about democratic change.
Nicole and Matthew talk about ancestral strength, and interview special guest Tami Charles, author of All Because You Matter, illustrated by Bryan Collier.
Nicole and Matthew talk about self-publishing demands and opportunities, and welcome special guest Suhani Parikh, author of Shreya's Very Own Style.
Nicole and Matthew talk about cloud-based schooling, self-organized learning environments, and school reimagined in fantasy fiction.
Nicole and Matthew talk about #ownvoices representation in comics, pocket culture, and welcome special guest Paul Meyer.
Nicole and Matthew celebrate the 30th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Joining is special guest Keah Brown.
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.