Kidlit These Days

Hosted ByJenn Northington & Matthew Winner

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

E2: #2: The Artifacts Tell The Story [UPDATED]

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. Joining is special guest Bryan Collier, illustrator of Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, written by Laban Carrick Hill.

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National Museum of African American History and Culture

NMAAHC’s Digital Collection

Video ofinstalling a segregation-era railway car, circa 1918 in the NMAAHC

Stoneware Storage Jar created by Dave the Potter

Greensboro Lunch Counter

Photograph of Emmett Till with his mother, Mamie Till Mobley

Artifacts of the Little Rock 9


Picture Books:

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slaveby Laban Carrick Hill and Bryan Collier

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Downby Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photographby Roxane Orgill and Francis Vallejo

Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zeeby Andrea J. Loney and Keith Mallett

Middle Grade:

Midnight Without a Moonby Linda Williams Jackson

Ghost Boysby Jewell Parker Rhodes

One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissanceby Nikki Grimes

This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equalityby Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy

Jefferson’s Sonsby Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Let us know what books you’ve loved about immigration and immigrants, or if you have a suggestion or book recommendation for an upcoming episode. Find us on email (, Twitter (@KarinaYanGlaser and @MatthewWinner), or Instagram (@KarinaIsReadingAndWriting and @MatthewCWinner).

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