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Hosted by Matthew C. Winner. The Children's Book Podcast features insightful and sincere interviews with authors, illustrators, and everyone involved in taking a book from drawing board to bookshelf.

The Children's Book Podcast Matthew C. Winner

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 277 Ratings

Hosted by Matthew C. Winner. The Children's Book Podcast features insightful and sincere interviews with authors, illustrators, and everyone involved in taking a book from drawing board to bookshelf.

    BONUS: Evelyn Talks About Sexual Abuse

    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/

    • 21 min
    We'll Be Back

    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.

    • 2 min
    Carole Boston Weatherford - Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

    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.
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    • 39 min
    Ilyasah Shabazz - The Awakening of Malcolm X

    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. 
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    • 32 min
    Jason June and Lori Richmond - Porcupine Cupid

    Jason June and Lori Richmond - Porcupine Cupid

    Jason June and Lori Richmond share Porcupine Cupid. Jason June talks of the magic we create when we’re connected and this story laces that magic throughout. Much like Porcupine Cupid, Jason June is in love with love and works throughout this story to ensure not to define what it means to be in love. Lori’s illustrations are laced with love and hearts and connection throughout and it was just so wonderful to be in conversation with them both, I never wanted it to end.
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    • 40 min
    Archaa Shrivastav - We Are Little Feminists: Families

    Archaa Shrivastav - We Are Little Feminists: Families

    Archaa Shrivastav is the author of Families, Hair, and On-The-Go, three delightful board books in the We Are Little Feminists series. And We Are Little Feminists: Families is the 2021 recipient of the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award. This is an award given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience and the committee made history by selecting a board book as their winner. But not just any board book. This one… this whole series… is truly like nothing you’ve seen before. Exceptionally crafted, designed, and brought into this world to shine a light on and hold up a mirror for all families. All families.
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
277 Ratings

277 Ratings

TashMahal3 ,

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I just found this podcast and I love it!! Matthew does a great job getting his guests to talk and asks great questions. I’ve only listened to a few so far but it’s been extremely interesting and informative!

megan@podcastingyou ,

Amazing Content!

Matthew does such a good job covering a variety of topics. His guests offer awesome advice as well. I would recommend this show to anyone looking to learn more about new books and their authors!

Almost great but good ,

Excellent podcast!!

Love this podcast - definitely worth checking it out!

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