34 episodes

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

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    • 4.7, 45 Ratings

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

    E32: Anti-Racist Play List, Part Two

    E32: Anti-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.

    • 45 min
    E31: Anti-Racist Play List, Part One

    E31: Anti-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.

    • 45 min
    E30: Transgender Voices of Color

    E30: 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 min
    E29: Our World, Reimagined

    E29: 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 min
    E28: Book Festivals Go Virtually, Everywhere

    E28: 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 min
    E27: Look for the Helpers, the Essential Workers

    E27: 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 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

SameLove ,

Always timely, always amazing

As a teacher who believes that children’s literature is the best and most highly underrated art forms out there, I find so much light and joy in listening to this podcast. They discuss relevant and needed topics and emphasize the importance of exposure and discussion of these topics with our children! When listening, I am constantly looking up the books they discuss and add them to my online shopping carts. I often go back into the show notes later to make recommendations to others.
I have to admit that Nicole and Matthew feel like friends or colleagues of mine with their playful voices and beautiful laughs.
Keep doing what you are doing! It matters!

Panisse ,

Love the theme

Makes you bop your head shimmy your shoulders a bit as you start adding books to your TBR pile. Excellent podcast, it’s helped me a lot with doing juvenile reader advisory and my favorite so far is the audiobook episode. Thanks guys!

Awantabemartha ,

Love this

I love this podcast! I’m new but it’s my favorite

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