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Youth Books

"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of [their] deep and continuing needs, is good for [them]." - Maya Angelou

Because this podcast has a parenting bent to it I've been fortunate enough to interview many amazing authors over the years. Whether we're discussing children's or young adult books every single author I've spoken to is passionate about equipping children with the tools they need for this world. This category is probably the one which most aligns with the mission of the podcast 'to make a more inclusive world.' I hope you'll enjoy these episodes at least half as much as I did.

The episodes listed below run the gamut of conversations related to: important representation in books, processing emotions, and how to raise inclusive kids. (NOTE: Some guests have returned to the podcast and we've listed all of their episodes beneath their picture)

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Adam Kullberg
Episode 166 Pop Culture Classroom

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Daniel Gil
Episode 64 Go Ninja Go

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Kacen Callender
Episode 136 Felix Ever After

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Mark Loewen
Episode 89 True Colors of a Princess

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Shani Mahiri King
Episode 163 Have I Ever Told You?

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Winter Miller
Episode 205 Not a Cat

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Lauren Tarshis
Episode 191 I Survived

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Kate Messner
Episode 138 Chirp

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Katie Yamasaki
Episode 221 Shapes, Lines, and Light

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Rajani LaRocca
Episode 171 Red, White, and Whole
Episode 194 Little Golden Books

Dana Simpson
Episode 174 Phoebe and her Unicorn

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Eric Wilkerson
Episode 211 I Color Myself Different

Jarrett Krosoczka
Episode 159 Draw Every Day

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Korey Watari & Mike Wu
Episode 206 I Am Able to Shine

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Megan Wagner Loyd & Michelle Mee
Episode 173 Allergic

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Stephan Lee
Episode 207 K-Pop Revolution

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Ally Malinenko
Episode 195 Ghost Girl

Episode 223 This Appearing House

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Dr. Deborah Pope
Episode 185 All In The Spirit Of Keats

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Ben Feller
Episode 217 Big Problems, Little Problems

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Allison Ames
Episode 225 'It Looks Like Us' has Animorph DNA

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Liz Climo
Episode 179 You're Dad

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Marc Brown
Episode 201 Believe In Yourself

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The Reverend Shawn Amos
Episode 214 Cookies & Milk

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Chris Baron
Episode 192 Why I write

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Martha Brockenbrough
Episode 156 Unpresidented

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Sylvie Kantorovitz
Episode 220 Daydreaming is important

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Dana L. Davis
Episode 228 I learned the art of storytelling

Listen to all of the episodes listed above via this Spotify playlist!
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