Emma Otheguy, author of Marti’s Song For Freedom/Marti y Sus Versos Por la Libertad, stops by the podcast to talk about political parallels, the message a book can carry, and encouraging kids to raise their own voices.
Hena Khan, author of Amina’s Voice, stops by the podcast to talk about a sense of betrayal over names, helping a character feel comfortable in her own skin, and a deeper ideas of assimilation and acceptance.
Tom Booth, author illustrator of Don’t Blink!, stops by the podcast to talk about character drawings staring out from his sketchbook, pressure and anticipation kicking in, and an elephant named Harvey.
Jennifer Adams, author of the My Little Cities board book series with Greg Pizzoli and the BabyLit board book series with Alison Oliver, stops by the podcast to talk about integral design, paring down to what’s essential, and people’s strong feelings toward class literature.
Daniel Miyares, author illustrator most recently of That Neighbor Kid, stops by the podcast to talk about making childhood friends, how good stories come from good problems, and the great joy found in not knowing your story fully until it’s in the hands of readers.
Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock, author and illustrator of the Four Points series, including Compass South and Knife’s Edge, stop by the podcast to talk about intimate story moments, the benefits of too much detail, and the fun of making tiny drawings.
Jessixa Bagley, author illustrator of Laundry Day, Before I Leave, and Boats for Papa, stops by the podcast to talk about art as a mirror of her life, creating a world through illustration, and the city that took her best friend away.
Andrea J. Loney, author of BunnyBear and Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!, stops by the podcast to talk about understanding and appreciating yourself, the extra layer of beauty, and how it’s all about the dance.
Jane Yolen, author of On Duck Pond and over 350 books for children, stops by the podcast to talk about the rhythm in the words, being engaged with the world.
David A. Robertson, author of When We Were Alone, stops by the podcast to talk about the inquisitiveness of a grandchild, channelling the stories of others while writing, and making intergenerational connections.