A Kids Podcast About Current Events. We know the news can be heavy. World events can be confusing. But no one should miss out on history as it’s being made. It’s not always easy to know how to talk about what’s going on in the world or even to know where to start. Join us each week for a look at what’s going on in the world and how it impacts you and others. From scientific breakthroughs to historic achievements. From political upheaval to social justice. It’s all worth noting.
Introducing Worth Noting
Introducing Worth Noting, a kids podcast about current events. Join me each week for a look at what’s going on in the world and how it impacts you and others. From scientific breakthroughs to historic achievements. From political upheaval to social justice.
BONUS: Swimming Caps for All
This bonus episode is presented by A Kids Podcast About.
BONUS: Evelyn Talks About Sexual Abuse
Evelyn Yang, author of A Kids Book About Sexual Abuse, talks in the newest episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast about speaking up in any situation that makes you feel uncomfortable. In it, I also tell my abuse story for the first time with my voice on a public and recorded forum. I know that many, too many of you were also affected by sexual abuse. I want to give you some of my strength. I also want others to know how you can help to give strength to all of us victims and survivors. Because we cannot break down the taboo and stop this cycle from happening over and over if we’re not willing to discuss this issue aloud. Find more episodes of A Kids Book About: The Podcast by visiting https://a-kids-book-about-the-podcast.simplecast.com/
We'll Be Back
This is the Children’s Book Podcast. I’m Matthew Winner. Your host, guide, and companion. I started this podcast in July of 2013 and have since published over 700 episodes on this RSS feed. I’ve spoken with authors, illustrators, editors, agents, publishers, librarians, booksellers, kids, and fans. But the one thing I’ve never done in these past 8 years is take a break. And so that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I’ve learned over so many years that I find it quite natural to put others needs and voices first, and very unnatural to prioritize my own mental health needs. So I know you’ll excuse me if even this language doesn’t come naturally to me. Enjoy listening through the archives, or to recent episodes you may have missed, and I’ll be back when it’s the right time for me to come back. Take care of yourselves. And I promise to do the same.
Carole Boston Weatherford - Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre
Today, with a full and grateful heart, I am welcoming back to the podcast Carole Boston Weatherford, author of Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, illustrated by Floyd Cooper. May 31st, 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Tulsa Race Massacre, a horrific event that devastated the wealthiest African American community in the entire nation. What provoked the event, beyond that elevator ride where Dick Rowland, and African American teen, either stumbled or stepped on the foot of Sarah Page, a young white elevator operator in a downtown office building, resulting in Rowland being jailed on assault charges… what provoked the event was Black advancement. As Carole reminds us in this interview, Black advancement is the single greatest threat to White Supremacy. Get a copy of this book and support independent bookstores (and this podcast) by visiting our BookShop Store. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/matthewcwinner or on Paypal at paypal.me/childrensbkpod
Ilyasah Shabazz - The Awakening of Malcolm X
Today I am joined by Ilyasah Shabazz, author of The Awakening of Malcolm X, written with Tiffany D. Jackson. Bryan Stevenson said “We are all more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” And yet our criminal justice system might have us thinking otherwise. Ilyasah illuminates the humanity of inmates while also discovering the truth about who Malcolm is in this exceptional young adult novel. I myself listened to the audiobook adaptation and highly recommended it as well. There is so much in this book and in this conversation, that the best way I can think to share is, as in many cases, for me to get out of the way and let the stories be heard. If you are not yet acquainted with Ilyasah Shabazz, I hope that this discussion serves that introduction well. Get a copy of this book and support independent bookstores (and this podcast) by visiting our BookShop Store. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/matthewcwinner or on Paypal at paypal.me/childrensbkpod