Episode 1

The Wall in the Middle of This Podcast

Karina and Matthew talk about the border wall between Mexico and the United States, one Idaho school staff and their alarming choice of Halloween costumes, and how a group of Latinx authors stepped in with an offer few would refuse.

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Photos of Idaho teachers in costume

Superintendent Dr. Josh Middleton responds

An Open Letter to the Middleton School District from Authors in the Latinx in Kidlit Community

 

BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:

Picture Books:

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise, illustrated by Paola Escobar

Middle Grade:

Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream by Julissa Arce

Based on Julissa’s memoir, My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive

 

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