a collection of essays and interviews about the trails and tribulation of women in kidlit.
The Last Episode: Establishing the kidlitwomen* scholarship
In this episode, Grace Lin announces the end of the kidlitwomen* podcast, the establishment of the kidlitwomen* scholarship at the Highlights Foundation and invites you to listen to her other podcast, Book Friends Forever.
EPISODE 100! Reflecting on Season One of kidlitwomen*
Today we have a discussion with Grace Lin and Karen Blumenthal, the co-creators of the kidlitwomen* project as well as a personal message from Grace.
#ownvoices, conversation with Kekla Magoon
Kekla Magoon and Karen Blumenthal discuss #ownvoices.
"The Wrong Question," essay by Grace Lin
Grace Lin shares her essay, "The Wrong Question."
The Myth of “Girl Books” and “Boy Books”, PART 2
Today’s episode is part 2 of the recording from the 2019 Texas Library Association conference. Before the panel “The Myth of “Girl Books” and “Boy Books”: Exploring Gender Bias with Middle Grade Authors” was held, a few of the participants gathered to begin the conversation. .
The Myth of “Girl Books” and “Boy Books”, PART 1
Today’s episode is recording from the 2019 Texas Library Association conference. Before the panel “The Myth of “Girl Books” and “Boy Books”: Exploring Gender Bias with Middle Grade Authors” was held, a few of the participants gathered to begin the conversation. This is part 1 of the after panel discussion. Please come back on Wed. to hear part 2.
Thoughtful Nuanced Discussions
The more episodes I hear, the more thankful I am for this podcast. The discussions really explore the complexities of how women move and live in the world of kidlit. Anyone with any connection to kidlit should be listening.
Everyone needs to listen to the podcast
I would say everyone in kidlit needs to hear this, but it’s not just for kidlit folks. It’s for all people who want to be better humans. These essays and discussions are so important and I’ve learned so much already. I’ve started conversations with others about what I’ve learned, shared books I’ve heard about, and thought of many things in new ways. Do yourself a favor and subscribe to this and listen weekly. You won’t regret it!
I have no relationship with the book world (besides reading books of course ) but as the parent of a kid who loves to read and learn about what ignorant people think are not for her it’s very comforting that there are people out there looking out for kids and the creators she enjoys reading