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Kidlit These Days

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Kidlit These Days

Kidlit These Days

Book Riot

4
Followers
9
Plays
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Kidlit These Days is your kidlit connoisseurs pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today.

Latest Episodes

Transgender 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.

52 MIN1 d ago
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Transgender Voices of Color

Our 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.

52 MIN2 w ago
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Our World, Reimagined

Book Festivals Go Virtually, Everywhere

Nicole and Matthew discuss the creative ways books and bookmakers are connecting with readers during stay-at-home regulations. Joining is special guest Christina Soontornvat, author of A Wish in the Dark and co-founder of the Everywhere Book Fest.

46 MINAPR 30
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Book Festivals Go Virtually, Everywhere

Look 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.

37 MINAPR 16
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Look for the Helpers, the Essential Workers

Kidlit 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.

40 MINAPR 2
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Kidlit These Days Turns One

Kidlit 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.

45 MINMAR 19
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Kidlit Combats Coronavirus

Loving 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.

52 MINMAR 5
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Loving Our Bodies

Seeing 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.

54 MINFEB 20
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Seeing Others Without Fear

Serving Up the 2020 Youth Media Awards

Matthew and Nicole discuss the results of the 2020 Youth Media Awards, highlight some of their favorite books recognized, and how this awards year could impact the future of publishing.Joining is special guest Dr. Emily R. Aguiló-Pérez, who served on the 2018 Pura Belpré Award committee.

57 MINFEB 6
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Serving Up the 2020 Youth Media Awards

Dismantling White Privilege

Matthew and Jenn discuss anti-bias education, understanding our own white privilege, and listening to and learning about the challenges that many marginalized communities face.

47 MINJAN 23
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Dismantling White Privilege

Latest Episodes

Transgender 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.

52 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Transgender Voices of Color

Our 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.

52 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Our World, Reimagined

Book Festivals Go Virtually, Everywhere

Nicole and Matthew discuss the creative ways books and bookmakers are connecting with readers during stay-at-home regulations. Joining is special guest Christina Soontornvat, author of A Wish in the Dark and co-founder of the Everywhere Book Fest.

46 MINAPR 30
Comments
Book Festivals Go Virtually, Everywhere

Look 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.

37 MINAPR 16
Comments
Look for the Helpers, the Essential Workers

Kidlit 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.

40 MINAPR 2
Comments
Kidlit These Days Turns One

Kidlit 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.

45 MINMAR 19
Comments
Kidlit Combats Coronavirus

Loving 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.

52 MINMAR 5
Comments
Loving Our Bodies

Seeing 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.

54 MINFEB 20
Comments
Seeing Others Without Fear

Serving Up the 2020 Youth Media Awards

Matthew and Nicole discuss the results of the 2020 Youth Media Awards, highlight some of their favorite books recognized, and how this awards year could impact the future of publishing.Joining is special guest Dr. Emily R. Aguiló-Pérez, who served on the 2018 Pura Belpré Award committee.

57 MINFEB 6
Comments
Serving Up the 2020 Youth Media Awards

Dismantling White Privilege

Matthew and Jenn discuss anti-bias education, understanding our own white privilege, and listening to and learning about the challenges that many marginalized communities face.

47 MINJAN 23
Comments
Dismantling White Privilege
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