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.


All Episodes

E25: Kidlit Combats Coronavirus

Nicole and Matthew discuss the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of racism and social media, how the virus is impacting school kids and families, and how the kidlit community...

E24: Loving Our Bodies

Nicole and Matthew discuss the need for more inclusive representation of all kids of bodies in children’s literature, accepting how different does not equal wrong, and the idea of...

E23: Seeing Others Without Fear

Matthew and Nicole discuss combatting xenophobia by adopting a stance of cultural humility and helping shape children’s understanding of a broader world, rich with hundreds of cultures, languages, and...

E22: Serving Up the 2020 Youth Media Awards

Matthew and Nicole discuss the results of the 2020 Youth Media Awards, highlight some of their favorite books recognized, and how this awards year could impact the future of...

E21: Dismantling White Privilege

Matthew and Jenn discuss anti-bias education, understanding our own white privilege, and listening to and learning about the challenges that many marginalized communities face. This episode is sponsored by:...

E20: Seeing Homelessness

Karina and Matthew talk about the homelessness epidemic, how homelessness affects children, and the need for greater representation of poverty and homelessness in children’s literature. Joining is special guest...

E19: Hosting a Mock Book Award

Karina and Matthew talk about the Youth Media Awards, educators doing mock book awards with their students, and we look back on some of our favorite Kidlit These Days...

E18: Our Gift-Giving with Book Boxes

Karina and Matthew share gift ideas in the form of book boxes packed with choice reads and thoughtful add-ons perfect for the reader or readers in your life. This...

E17: Making Neurodiversity Visible

Karina and Matthew talk about representation of neurodiverse individuals, giving authentic voice in children’s literature, and building empathy for all students. Joining is special guest Elana K. Arnold, author...

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