Kidlit These Days show

Kidlit These Days

Summary: 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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 S E7: #7: Honoring Jewish American Heritage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:36

Karina and Matthew talk about the ripples from recent synagogue attacks, books that center the Jewish faith and culture, and we're reminded that we are all made of stories.

 S E6: #6: Save School Libraries! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:08

Karina and Matthew talk about the heart of the school, the disheartening trend of diminishing school libraries, and the inherent value of school libraries and school librarians in supporting a school, raising readers, and building global citizens.

 S E5: #5: Change In Plans | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:16

Karina and Matthew talk about inclusive author visits, soft censorship, and one middle grade author's reflection on her experience speaking at a school to an audience greatly reduced in size after the host learned of the author's LGBTQ+ identity.

 S E4: #4: Hooray for Teachers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:32

Karina and Matthew talk about the amazing and vibrant education community online, authors who started out as teachers teachers, and teachers we saw and loved in our favorite books.

 S E3: #3: Demystifying the Hijab | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:34

Karina and Matthew talk about speaking to children on the danger of hate-laced speech toward Muslims, seeking understanding of hijab and the importance of hijab to some Muslim women, and the implications of a recent challenge to a public school staff dress code that would bar principals and teachers from wearing religious symbols.

 S E2: #2: The Artifacts Tell The Story [UPDATED] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:42

Karina and Matthew talk about exploring historical artifacts up close, Karina’s visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the remarkable story behind an inscription on a clay pot from Edgefield, South Carolina, circa 1865.

 S E1: #1: The Wall in the Middle of This Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:36

Karina and Matthew talk about the border wall between Mexico and the United States, one Idaho school staff and their alarming choice of Halloween costumes, and how a group of Latinx authors stepped in with an offer few would refuse.

 Introducing Kidlit These Days! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:45

Meet Matthew and Karina, the hosts of our newest show all about kidlit!


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