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 32Anti-Racist Play List, Part Two

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.

Episode 31Anti-Racist Play List, Part One

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.

Episode 30Transgender Voices of Color

Nicole and Matthew discuss representation of transgender voices of color, bravery in the face of survival choices, and the strength we already possess.

Episode 29Our World, Reimagined

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.

Episode 28Book Festivals Go Virtually, Everywhere

Nicole and Matthew discuss the creative ways books and bookmakers are connecting with readers during stay-at-home regulations.

Episode 27Look for the Helpers, the Essential Workers

Nicole and Matthew discuss food insecurity, how interconnected we are, and the capacity in all of us to be a helper.

Episode 26Kidlit These Days Turns One

Nicole and Matthew look back on a year of the Kidlit These Days podcast and highlight some of their favorite episodes and interviews.

Episode 25Kidlit Combats Coronavirus

Nicole and Matthew discuss the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of racism and social media, how the virus is impacting school kids and families, and how the kidlit community is responding.

Episode 24Loving 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.

Episode 23Seeing Others Without Fear

Matthew and Nicole discuss combatting xenophobia by adopting a stance of cultural humility and helping shape children’s understanding of a broader world, rich with hundreds of cultures, languages, and people both very similar and very different from their own.