E9: Standing on Shoulders
Karina and Matthew talk about the trailblazers in children’s literature, including recognizing some of the first authors of color and indigenous authors to have their books traditionally published. Joining is special guest Linda Sue Park, author of A Single Shard and A Long Walk to Water.
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- The Children’s Book Podcast hosted by Matthew C. Winner
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Meg Medina’s Newbery Acceptance Speech (The Horn Book)
Sophie Blackall’s Caldecott Acceptance Speech (The Horn Book)
“Standing on Shoulders” (blog post by Linda Sue Park)
Season 2, Episode 12 of Book Riot’s Recommended podcast (Karina talks about Mildred D. Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry)
BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:
African-American Early Children’s Book Creators
Langston Hughes: Popo and Fifina: Children of Haiti
Lucille Clifton: Everett Anderson’s Goodbye
Virginia Hamilton: Wrote 41 books, including M.C. Higgins, The Great
Mildred Pitts Walter: Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World
Donald Crews: Freight Train, Truck
Ashley Bryan:Freedom Over Me
Native-American Early Children’s Book Creators:
Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve: The Cherokees, The Cheyennes, The Sioux, The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood
Asian-American Early Children’s Book Creators:
Taro Yashima: Crow Boy
Sook Nyul Choi: The Year of Impossible Goodbyes
Marie G. Lee: If It Hadn’t Been For Yoon Jun
Latinx Early Children’s Book Creators:
LGBTQ Early Children’s Book Creators:
John Donovan, I’ll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip
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