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

E16: Climate Change and Changemakers

Karina and Matthew talk about the climate change, young activists, and a needed willingness for adults to listen, not just to these young voices, but also to one another....

E15: Comics for All

Karina and Matthew talk about the booming graphic novel market, state book awards centering comics, and go-to resources for librarians and educators in support of reading comics. Joining is...

E14: Banned Books

Karina and Matthew talk about why books get banned, what book titles appear on ALA’s Most Challenged Books list, and why Banned Books Week is a great time for...

E13: An Indigenous Peoples’ History

Karina and Matthew talk about looking honestly at history, tribal land acknowledgements, and engaging young people in the history going on today. Joining are special guests Debbie Reese and...

E12: Back to School

Karina and Matthew talk about back-to-school anticipation, exceptional ways to get to school, and the resilience and determination each student possesses. Joining are special guests Miranda Paul and Baptiste...

E11: Diversity-Focused Publishing

Karina and Matthew talk about identifying a publisher by its “voice”, focusing on the specific in order to connect with the universal, and they highlight some imprints and independent...

E10: Reading Audiobooks

Matthew andguest host Tirzah Price talk about the booming audiobook industry, the literacy benefits of audiobooks, and some of the stories and story narrators we can’t stop thinking about....

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...

E8: #8: Pride

Karina and Matthew talk about the LGBTQ representation in children’s literature, anti-queerness and parallels with colorism and racism, and what LGBTQ-centered stories can mean for kids who have not...

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