Bao Phi, author of A Different Pond, stops by the podcast to talk about expressing gratitude, a generation working hard invisibly, and being thankful for having distance from childhood attitudes.
Live onstage at the Baltimore Book Festival with Ronald L. Smith, Renee Watson, and Carole Boston Weatherford.
Toni Yuly, author and illustrator of Thank You Bees, stops by the podcast to talk about her simple and spontaneous message of gratitude.
Jared Reck, debut author of A Short History of the Girl Next Door, stops by the podcast to talk about writing in front of students, books that can make you a sniveling mess, and the sting of unrequited love.
Julie Segal Walters and Brian Biggs, author and illustrator of This is Not a Normal Animal Book, stop by the podcast to talk about creating a metafiction book over animal classifications, incorporating the voices of a parent and a precocious child, and asking “what the heck is going on here?”
Tillie Walden, cartoonist of Spinning, stops by the podcast to talk about creating love and empathy with other people, the strong feeling of not wanting to be in fear of your own story, and the difficulty of defining coming out in any universal way.
26 award winning authors and illustrators share things they wrote and drew as kids in the inspirational book, OUR STORY BEGINS. Editor Elissa Brent Weissman stops by the pod to introduce the collection with cameos by Chris Grabenstein, Grace Lin, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Marla Frazee, Peter Lerganis and Tom Angleberge.
Melissa Iwai, author and illustrator of Pizza Day, stops by the podcast to talk about a past life full of syllable structure, learning from Marla Frazee, and having a different world to explore.
Sharee Miller, author and illustrator of Princess Hair, stops by the podcast to talk about creating a self-affirming book, incorporating the twelve styles of natural hair, and promoting a positive representation of self image.
Duncan Tonatiuh, author illustrator of Danza!: Amalia Hernandez and Mexico’s Folkloric Ballet, stops by the podcast to talk about folkloric dances, an expression of nationalism, and important things shown in a way that feels new and interesting.