A Kids Book About: The Podcast

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Named "Best of 2021" by Apple Podcasts. A kids podcast about the things that matter, like racism, body image, and belonging. Each episode opens up the dialog we've begun in our groundbreaking A Kids Book About series. Created by folks who've been there. Honest. Important. Relevant. Start the conversation. We know you're ready.

Episode Date
Kileah Talks About Depression (Rebroadcast)
00:17:33

(Rebroadcast) A Kids Book About Depression (view book)

Full Book Description:

This is a book about depression. It doesn’t shy away from both the complexities of depression or what getting help might look like. It gives an honest perspective into what depression feels like, what life looks like with it, and the hope that comes with being known and being loved through it.

About the Author:

Kileah is a writer, musician, knitter, and lover of all things Middle Earth. She and her husband raise hobbits and chickens in the verdant wilds of Washington State.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidsco.com and we’ll send you the details.

Aug 08, 2022
Soraya and Simon Talk About Safety (Rebroadcast)
00:18:39

(Rebroadcast) Soraya Sutherlin, author of A Kids Book About Safety, and Simon Huck, JUDY cofounder, talk about how to prepare for emergencies by discussing safety tools and plans.

A Kids Book About Safety (view book)

Full Book Description:

What would you do if an earthquake happened? How about a house fire? Or maybe a tornado? Emergency situations can be scary to think about, but we can feel confident and empowered in dangerous situations if we do one simple thing: be prepared! This book shows kids that by knowing what disasters could happen, and what to do if they occur, makes you ready and can even save lives. 

About the Author:

Soraya Sutherlin is a Certified Emergency Manager with over 13 years of experience. She is a mother to 3 kids and works across the USA helping families, cities, and states better prepare for emergencies and disasters. She also works with JUDY, a leader in the emergency preparedness space, to help empower families with the knowledge and tools for disaster planning.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidsco.com and we’ll send you the details.

Aug 01, 2022
MJ Talks About Immigration
00:22:26

MJ Calderon, author of A Kids Book About Immigration and Un libro para niños sobre inmigración, talks about life as an immigrant and how immigrants are just like everyone else.

A Kids Book About Immigration (view book in English and Spanish)

Full Book Description:

How do we convey to kids what immigration really means? How do we explain all the difficult decisions people make when they choose to leave their home country to start over somewhere new? This book will help! It breaks down many of the complexities of immigration while reminding us all that no matter where we come from, we are all human and should be treated as such.

About the Author:

MJ is a Mexican-born and Oregon-raised dreamer. He loves all art of any kind, but his truest passion lies with writing and music.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidsco.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Jul 25, 2022
Ben Talks About Adventure
00:17:51

Ben Tertin, author of A Kids Book About Adventure and host of Camp Adventure, talks about how to find adventure anywhere and that it's OK to feel fear when you are trying something new.

A Kids Book About Adventure (view book)

Full Book Description:

Any conversation about adventure inevitably means having a conversation about the difference between healthy concern and overblown worry. What is adventure? What causes fear? That’s what this book explores–how living a life of adventure means living a life facing your fears.

About the Author:

Ben is a pastor and teacher in Portland OR, living out the adventure, that is life, with his wife and two (tree climbing) kids.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidsco.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Jul 18, 2022
Rebekah Talks About Being Inclusive
00:16:01

Rebekah Bruesehoff, GenderCool champion and co-author of A Kids Book About Being Inclusive, talks about how we can create inclusive spaces for all which celebrate everyone’s uniqueness.

A Kids Book About Being Inclusive (view book)

Full Book Description:

Being inclusive is a choice we can make every day! Being inclusive means reaching out to and welcoming all people and everything that makes them who they are. When we learn to see the beauty in our differences, we can embrace the rich, diverse, and amazing world we live in together!

About the Authors:

Ashton Mota is an Afro-Latino high school sophomore and powerful advocate for change, driven to achieve justice, equity, and equality for all. Rebekah Bruesehoff is a 14-year-old influencer and activist passionate about inclusion and authenticity. Their voices help fuel GenderCool, a positive storytelling campaign turned global movement led by more than a dozen Champions. These young leaders are evolving understanding by showing the world who they are.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidsco.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Jul 11, 2022
Shane Talks About Community
00:15:49

Shane Feldman, author of A Kids Book About Community, talks about how community can be created through sharing your experiences with people and inviting others to join your circles.

A Kids Book About Community (view book)

Full Book Description:

Every kid wants to feel like they belong somewhere—and they do. We’re all part of a community even if we don’t know it yet. Community is about action, about sharing the things that are important to you with others to create bonds and experiences that will stay with you forever. This book is meant to help kids find where they belong and remind them they are never alone.

About the Author:

Shane Feldman believes community is the answer to every question and the solution to every problem. Recognized by The White House and United Nations for his achievements in community leadership, Shane is the founder and CEO at COUNT ME IN, the world-renowned social entrepreneurship incubator that originally started as a small school project. Connect at ShaneFeldman.com.

Interested in bringing Shane Feldman to your school or event? Visit topyouthspeakers.com

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidsco.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Jul 04, 2022
Kendall Talks About Pride
00:25:55

Kendall Clawson, author of A Kids Book About Pride, talks about accepting everyone for who they are, finding pride in yourself, and the LGBTQIA+ heroes of previous generations.

A Kids Book About Pride (view book)

Full Book Description:

In June, we celebrate Pride, but what does that mean? Everyone wants to be accepted just as they are, and Pride is all about honoring and encouraging people to be their most authentic selves! To help kids understand the enduring bravery of LGBTQIA+ people, this book includes the story of a moment in history which sparked the fight for freedom and acceptance for this community and beyond—something worth celebrating every day.

About the Author:

Kendall Clawson (she/her) lives in the Pacific Northwest and was the first executive director of Q Center, Oregon’s LGBTQIA+ community center. She currently works in philanthropy and believes community change often comes from unexpected leaders.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidsco.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Jun 27, 2022
Emma Talks About Feminism (Rebroadcast)
00:13:37

(Rebroadcast) Emma Mcilroy, author of A Kids Book About Feminism, talks intersectional feminism, shining the light on others, and why she’s so excited about the next generation growing up.

A Kids Book About Feminism (view book)

Full Book Description: 

This is an unapologetic take on feminism as a thing that everyone can embrace, no matter their gender. It tackles ideas around equality, bias, and discrimination because of gender. It also empowers young girls and boys to embrace feminism and show up for others when they’re being treated unfairly.

About the Author: 

Emma Mcilroy is the Co-Founder & CEO of Wildfang. Wildfang is one of the fastest growing retail brands in the USA and exists to help every kind of woman become the best possible version of herself, smashing gender roles and the patriarchy in the process.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidsco.com and we’ll send you the details.

Jun 20, 2022
Ross Talks About Anxiety (Rebroadcast)
00:16:00

(Rebroadcast) Ross Szabo, author of A Kids Book About Anxiety, talks about how all of our emotions and behaviors in life have pathways in our brains.

A Kids Book About Anxiety (view book)

Full Book Description:

This is a book about anxiety. Having anxiety doesn’t just mean you feel nervous sometimes or need to calm down. It means having an uncontrollable feeling that gets in the way of what you normally do. This book explores what anxiety is like and what life can look like when you’re able to manage to live with anxiety.

About the Author:

Ross Szabo is an award-winning pioneer of the youth mental health movement. During his 8 years as Director of Outreach at the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign, he helped create the first youth mental health speakers’ bureau in the country and personally spoke to over one million people. He is currently the Wellness Director at Geffen Academy at UCLA and CEO of the Human Power Project. He’s using both of these opportunities to change the way communities learn about mental health.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidsco.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Jun 13, 2022
Kevin Talks About Belonging (Rebroadcast)
00:19:33

(Rebroadcast) Kevin Carroll, author of A Kids Book About Belonging, talks about how belonging starts with having the self-confidence to be able to be wherever you are. 

A Kids Book About Belonging (view book)

Full Book Description:

This is a book about belonging. It tackles what it’s like when you feel like you belong to a group or family or team and what it’s like when you don’t. It addresses what it feels like when you don’t fit in, or when others don’t want you around. This book teaches kids how to belong to themselves and how that helps them belong anywhere.

About the Author:

Kevin is an author and creative catalyst who brings a playful curiosity, an avid intellect, a keen understanding of human nature, and a lifelong love of competition to all of his creative endeavors. He sees humanistic potential and possibilities everywhere.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidsco.com and we’ll send you the details.

Jun 06, 2022
Carlos Talks About the Tulsa Race Massacre (Rebroadcast)
00:23:52

(Rebroadcast) Carlos Moreno, author of A Kids Book About the Tulsa Race Massacre, talks about the historic attack by a white mob on the neighborhood and Black residents of Greenwood. 

A Kids Book About The Tulsa Race Massacre (view book)

Full Book Description:

The Tulsa Race Massacre happened between May 31 and June 1, 1921, when a white mob attacked the predominantly Black Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma. To this day, this is one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history—and one of the most forgotten. This book will help kids understand what happened on that day in 1921 and encourage them to learn from our past and keep history from repeating itself.

About the Author:

Carlos Moreno grew up in Silicon Valley, California. When he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, as a young website developer, Greenwood welcomed him with open arms. He lives in Tulsa to this day, now with his wife and daughter, working as a graphic designer, writer, and community advocate. 

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidsco.com and we’ll send you the details.

May 30, 2022
Kim Talks About Anti-Asian Hate (Rebroadcast)
00:16:45

(Rebroadcast) Kim Pham, author of A Kids Book About Anti-Asian Hate, talks about bringing awareness to acts of hate against AAPI individuals and communities and calling out racism when we see it happening.

A Kids Book About Anti-Asian Hate (view book)

Full Book Description:

In response to the growing racism and Anti-Asian hate toward the Asian community, we created a completely FREE resource to help grownups and kids learn about it, talk about it, and help do something about it.

About the Author:

Kim Pham is the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants who fled the war for a better life. She is also a wife and mother of 1 Asian American kid and 1 upcoming baby. Together we live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidsco.com and we’ll send you the details. 

May 23, 2022
Gia Talks About Being Transgender
00:16:29

Gia Parr, author of A Kids Book About Being Transgender, talks about the impact of gender roles, working with the GenderCool Project, and how to ensure we create a safe space for everyone.

A Kids Book About Being Transgender (view book)

Full Book Description:

People often ask, what does it mean to be transgender? The truth is there isn't one answer. Gender is uniquely beautiful, and each person's experience is individual to them. But at its core, it’s all about knowing who you are and having the courage, freedom, and support to live life being your truest self.

About the Author:

Gia Parr is a high school senior and high-honors student of color. She is an influencer and advocate intent on using her voice to progress the rights of all communities. Gia helped launch GenderCool, a positive storytelling campaign turned global movement led by more than a dozen Champions. These young leaders are evolving understanding by showing the world who they are.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidsco.comand we’ll send you the details.

May 16, 2022
Ben Talks About Gratitude
00:17:42

Ben Kenyon, author of A Kids Book About Gratitude, talks about gratitude as a superpower, the importance of taking action, and how to show appreciation, even in tough moments.

A Kids Book About Gratitude (view book)

Full Book Description:

This book explores what it means to be grateful. Not just for the big things like birthday parties and iPhones, but the small things like dinner, a cozy bed, and a sunny day. This book doesn’t teach kids how to pretend like everything is always ok, but to change their perspective to live bold, influential, and authentic lives.

About the Author:

Ben Kenyon is a podcaster, influencer, Founder/CEO of Great Day Squad, and Portland Trail Blazers Performance Coach. He lives in Portland Or, and tries to live generously and with gratitude every day.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidsco.com and we’ll send you the details.

May 09, 2022
Cyla Asks About Emotions
00:08:43

Nakita Simpson, author of A Kids Book About Emotions, talks with Cyla about art, processing our feelings, and how emotions are a lot like a ball of yarn.

View interview on YouTube (view video)

*Want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast? Or… I wonder if any of you would be interested in interviewing one of our authors? Write to us or record a message and email us at listen@akidsco.com.

May 02, 2022
Ana Asks About Belonging
00:13:56

Kevin Carroll, author of A Kids Book About Belonging and Rules of the Red Rubber Ball, discusses role models, writing books, and pink elephant chocolates with Ana of AMC Princess Ana.

View interview on YouTube (view video)

*Want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast? Or… I wonder if any of you would be interested in interviewing one of our authors? Write to us or record a message and email us at listen@akidsco.com.

Apr 25, 2022
Kohen Asks About Racism
00:11:57

Jelani Memory, CEO and founder of A Kids Company About and author of A Kids Book About Racism, discusses Black history, Black heroes, and favorite superheroes with Kohen of Team End Racism.

View interview on YouTube (view video)

*Want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast? Or… I wonder if any of you would be interested in interviewing one of our authors? Write to us or record a message and email us at listen@akidsco.com.

Apr 18, 2022
Kristine Talks About Disabilities (Rebroadcast)
00:19:05

Kristine Napper, author of A Kids Book About Disabilities, talks about identifying disabilities as normal and working to make spaces welcoming to all. 

A Kids Book About Disabilities (view book)

Full Book Description:

Sometimes people act like having a disability means you’re from another planet, even though over a BILLION people in the world have disabilities. So how do you talk about disability? How do you talk to people with disabilities? This book helps kids and grownups approach disability as a normal part of the human experience.

About the Author:

Kristine Napper teaches middle school just outside Portland, Oregon. She’s a lifelong wheelchair user and social justice seeker. She finds joy in good books, long conversations, bright colors, and tacos.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidsco.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Apr 11, 2022
Jelani Talks About Racism (Rebroadcast)
00:15:21

Jelani Memory, founder of A Kids Book About and author of A Kids Book About Racism, talks about knowing racism by how it makes you feel.

A Kids Book About Racism (view book)

Full Book Description:

Yes, this really is a kids book about racism. Inside, you’ll find a clear description of what racism is, how it makes people feel when they experience it, and how to spot it when it happens.

This is one conversation that’s never too early to start, and this book was written to be an introduction for kids on the topic.

About the Author:

Jelani Memory is an African American entrepreneur, thinker, and constant learner. He lives in Portland OR, with his wife and six kids. He still wants to be an artist when he grows up.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidsco.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Apr 04, 2022
Angela Talks About Suicide
00:16:43

Angela Frazier , author of A Kids Book About Suicide, talks about the relation between mental health and suicide and reminds us of the importance of knowing the truth about yourself and the inherent gift your presence is in this world.
 

A Kids Book About Suicide (view book)

Full Book Description:

We tend to avoid talking about the things that make us uncomfortable, suicide is one of those topics. A lot of us feel it’s a conversation that’s too much for kids to handle but talking to kids about suicide is a foundational conversation that will equip them for the rest of their lives. This book will help give kids a foundation to begin to understand suicide and start an open conversation with the people in their lives about life and death.

About the Author:

Angela N. Frazier, MPH, is a speaker and mental health influencer. She received her bachelor’s of science in Health Sciences and Communication from Portland State University and holds a master’s in Public Health from UTHealth School of Public Health. In 2017, Angela founded an organization, Sisters in Public Health, to connect all women in public health.

*If you or someone you know is suffering from suicidal thoughts and live in the United States, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by chat or by calling 1-800-273-8255.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidsco.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Mar 28, 2022
Taryn Talks About Death
00:20:56

Taryn Schuelke, author of A Kids Book About Death, talks about grieving, saying goodbye, and creating space to take care of yourself after losing someone you love. 

A Kids Book About Death (view book)

Full Book Description:

This book dives right into the weighty topic that most adults prefer to avoid thinking or talking about: death. It explains the practical aspects and gracefully navigates the nuances of emotion and community that surround something we all experience.

About the Author:

Taryn Schuelke, CT, CCLS, is the Grief and Bereavement Specialist on the Pediatric Palliative Care Team at Texas Children's Hospital. She thinks caring for children at the end of their life is a great honor and immensely sacred work. She hopes this book will be a helpful resource for dying and grieving children, as well as their grownups.

*Want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast? Write to us or record a message and email us at listen@akidsco.com.

Mar 21, 2022
Sarah Talks About War
00:21:27

Sarah Jones, author of A Kids Book About War, talks about the complexities of global conflict and what actions you can take to ensure your voice is heard by your local government. 

A Kids Book About War (view book)

Full Book Description:

This is a kids book about war. Really! It helps explain what war is, why wars start, and what happens after a war. In light of all the current global conflict, this felt like the right book to create and just give away so kids everywhere can find some answers to their questions about war.

About the Author:

Sarah Jones is an Emmy award-winning on-air reporter, producer, videographer, and editor with a passion for attracting young audiences to hard news.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidsco.com and we’ll send you the details.

Mar 14, 2022
Amber Talks About Technology
00:21:05

Amber Case, author of A Kids Book About Technology, talks about navigating our complex relationships with and alongside technology. 

A Kids Book About Technology (view book)

Full Book Description:

We’re all cyborgs. It’s true! We as a society cannot function without technology. We use it every day in all aspects of our lives—but that’s not a bad thing! The problem is when we let it take over our lives. It’s all about balance. In understanding the value and quality of your time. This book will help kids and grownups alike reflect on their relationship with technology and learn to embrace the benefits of being unplugged.

About the Author:

Amber Case has always been fascinated by the relationship between technology and humans. How does technology affect us? Why do we create it? What will it look like in the future? As a child, she played outside, but she also built computers. Now she gives speeches about technology, writes books, and travels the world.

 

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Mar 07, 2022
Orion and Don Talk About Reading
00:26:27

Orion Jean, author of A Kids Book About Leadership, and Don Tate, author and/or illustrator of more than 80 books for young readers, talk about seeing oneself reflected in a book and the vast diversity of who is a "reader."

A Kids Book About Leadership (view book)

Don Tate (website)

Reading is Fundamental (website)

Want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast? Write to us or record a message and email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com

And check out other podcasts made for kids just like you by visiting akidsco.com.

Feb 28, 2022
Introducing A Kids Mindful Moment
00:09:21

Introducing A Kids Mindful Moment, supporting healthy minds, bodies, and spirits. 

Access A Kids Mindful Moment through the A Kids Co app in the App Store and on Google Play. You get a 14-day free trial with the app. Learn more by visiting akidsco.com

Jan 17, 2022
Share Your Voice for Season 2
00:02:45

Hey there, podcast listeners!

Season 2 of A Kids Book About: The Podcast is in production and we need YOUR help to make the new episodes!

So, let me share the topics we’re working on for the first half of the season. In no particular order, they are:

  • Self-love
  • Death
  • Technology
  • Adventure
  • School Shootings
  • Adoption
  • Being Transgender
  • Being Inclusive
  • Being Non-Binary
  • Immigration
  • Climate Change
  • Gratitude
  • Bullying
  • Leadership
  • Suicide

Did you hear a topic that interests you? Did any of the words stop you in your tracks? Or make you feel certain feelings? This are always the best ones to focus on when you record.

Email me, Matthew, at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and I’ll send you recording details so you can share your voice on the show!

That’s listen@akidspodcastabout.com.

I hope you’ll consider sharing your voice. I hope you’ll email me (or, rather, have a grownup email me). We take audio from kids ages 3 to 18.

I can’t wait to hear from you.

Jan 16, 2022
Introducing 1 Point 5
00:27:02

Introducing 1 Point 5: A Kids Podcast About Climate Justice. Gen Z environmental advocates Zanagee Artis and Olivia Greenspan believe that kids deserve a livable future. Explore the challenges facing our planet with scientists, youth activists, and other environmental leaders who have experienced the realities of the climate crisis firsthand.

Subscribe to 1 Point 5 wherever podcasts are found, or by visiting akidsco.com.  

Dec 20, 2021
Introducing The Activators!
00:15:39

Introducing The Activators!: A Kids Podcast About Activism. Join kid activist Leo, founder of Dance for Justice, as he celebrates and amplifies kids who are activating social change by doing what they love.

Subscribe to The Activators! wherever podcasts are found, or by visiting akidsco.com

Dec 13, 2021
Apple Podcasts Best of the Year
00:03:03

We made it onto the Apple Podcasts 2021 Best of the Year list! And we're so excited to welcome all of you who are new to the show!

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Dec 09, 2021
Introducing Everyday Feels
00:19:36

Introducing Everyday Feels: A Kids Podcast About Emotions. Hosted by Nakita Simpson and Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart, each episode starts with a memory shared by a listener and follows an exploration of why we feel the things we feel.

Subscribe to Everyday Feels wherever podcasts are found, or by visiting akidsco.com.  

Dec 06, 2021
Dale Talks About Gender
00:18:30

Dale Mueller, author of A Kids Book About Gender, talks about how understanding and embracing our own gender identities can help us live authentically. 

A Kids Book About Gender (view book)

Full Book Description:

Gender can be difficult to define, but it’s something that's a part of all of us and who we are. This book isn’t meant to answer all the questions or tell you how you identify, it’s meant to help kids and grownups understand gender and create an open and safe environment for kids to question, experiment, and discover their authentic selves.

About the Author:

Dale Mueller is a lifetime learner, sex educator, and mental healthcare enthusiast based in Minneapolis, MN. They integrate their focus on trans advocacy, inclusion, and queer community building in all they do professionally, personally, and in their journey to become a therapist.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Nov 01, 2021
Sara and Stewart Talk About Creativity
00:20:19

Sara and Stewart Scott-Curran, authors of A Kids Book About Creativity, talk about how we’re creative every day! Like when we make small decisions or problem-solve.

A Kids Book About Creativity (view book)

Full Book Description:

This is a book about creativity. While some people think that some are creative and some aren’t, [Spoiler Alert!] everyone is creative! This book is on a mission to help every kid, grownup, and member of planet earth unlock their creativity.

About the Authors:

Sara and Stewart Scott-Curran are a wife and husband super team with the coolest secret weapon: Their daughter Skyler! They all live together in Portland, Oregon with their dog Marvis and live out their creativity every day.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Oct 25, 2021
Taboo Talks About Identity
00:20:43

Taboo, author of A Kids Book About Identity and member of Black Eyed Peas, talks about how we can honor and embrace every facet of our identities, even when they change.

A Kids Book About Identity (view book)

Full Book Description:

Your identity can be a lot of things: your heritage, gender, hometown, school, faith, or even what you’ve been through. The awesome thing is nobody is just one thing! Your identity can grow and change as you do! This book explores all the different parts of identity: who you are, what you love, and what’s true about you.

About the Author:

Jimmy Gomez—or better known as Taboo Nawasha—is a husband, father, cancer survivor, MC, performer, writer, creator, and Indigenous activist. He also has an amazing day job as one of the founding members of the award-winning music group, the Black Eyed Peas. While Tab loves making music, his goal is to leave a legacy his kids will be proud of.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Oct 18, 2021
Ara Talks About Your Microbiome
00:21:14

Ara Katz, author of A Kids Book About Your Microbiome, talks about microbes, what they are, and how they help our bodies stay healthy and function well throughout our lives. 

A Kids Book About Your Microbiome (view book)

Full Book Description:

For centuries, most people believed that microbes were harmful, especially bacteria. But now we know most are actually good and very important for our health. Your microbiome is the community of trillions of microbes (too small to see!) that live in, on, and all around you. This book teaches kids what the microbiome is, what it does, how we can help it thrive, and why we can’t live without it.

About the Author:

Ara Katz wants you to meet the trillions of microbes that live in and on your body—your microbiome! She co-founded Seed to pioneer the application of microbes for human and planetary health. Alongside extraordinary scientists, they develop probiotics for living organisms everywhere! She loves inspiring humans to learn about the incredible, invisible world of the microbiome.

Oct 11, 2021
Soraya and Simon Talk About Safety
00:18:40

Soraya Sutherlin, author of A Kids Book About Safety, and Simon Huck, JUDY cofounder, talk about how to prepare for emergencies by discussing safety tools and plans.

A Kids Book About Safety (view book)

Full Book Description:

What would you do if an earthquake happened? How about a house fire? Or maybe a tornado? Emergency situations can be scary to think about, but we can feel confident and empowered in dangerous situations if we do one simple thing: be prepared! This book shows kids that by knowing what disasters could happen, and what to do if they occur, makes you ready and can even save lives. 

About the Author:

Soraya Sutherlin is a Certified Emergency Manager with over 13 years of experience. She is a mother to 3 kids and works across the USA helping families, cities, and states better prepare for emergencies and disasters. She also works with JUDY, a leader in the emergency preparedness space, to help empower families with the knowledge and tools for disaster planning.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Oct 04, 2021
This Podcast Episode Was Made For You
00:03:15

September 30th is International Podcast Day, so we thought we’d share something that both celebrates podcasts and the kids who listen to them. This podcast episode was made just for you! And it changes each time you download it! Listen for yourself and enjoy!

For a full breakdown of all of the possibilities, see the episode transcript.

We hope you enjoyed this episode made just for you. Delete and download it again to hear a completely new version of this episode, still made just for you! Or if you’re on a browser, hit that refresh button to listen to a new take. 

And when you’re ready, visit https://akidsco.com/ to check out all of our shows as well as the very, very cool stuff we’ve got going on at A Kids Company About. Because it is all made to empower and it is all made with you in mind!

And no matter when you hear this, Happy International Podcast Day! You’re listening at exactly the right time for you!

See ya!

Sep 27, 2021
Rebecca Talks About Body Image
00:19:17

Rebecca Alexander, author of A Kids Book About Body Image, talks about how we can celebrate all the things that make us and our bodies unique. 

A Kids Book About Body Image (view book)

Full Book Description:

Each of us has a body that we live in every day. No body is the same size, shape, weight, color, or kind. This book takes the conversation around body image head-on, helping kids not only love their own bodies the way they are but others', too.

About the Author:

Rebecca Alexander is Founder & CEO of AllGo, a community review platform where plus-size people rate the comfort and accessibility of public places so others can know what it’s like before going out.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Sep 20, 2021
Introducing Worth Noting
00:11:02

Introducing our newest podcast: Worth Noting! Hosted by Matthew Winner, join in each week for a look at what’s going on in the world and how it impacts you and others.

A Kids Podcast About Current Events. We know the news can be heavy. World events can be confusing. But no one should miss out on history as it’s being made. It’s not always easy to know how to talk about what’s going on in the world or even to know where to start. Join us each week for a look at what’s going on in the world and how it impacts you and others. From scientific breakthroughs to historic achievements. From political upheaval to social justice. It’s all worth noting.

Subscribe to Worth Noting wherever podcasts are found, or by visiting akidsco.com.  

Links:

Change the Mascot (accessed August 23, 2021)

Twitter thread from @ChangeDCMascot (accessed August 23, 2021)

Sources consulted:

Study finds only harmful effects from Native-themed mascots“ (Indian Country Today, June 15, 2020)

Mascots honor an Indian who never was“ (Indian Country Today, July 13, 2020)

Cleveland's baseball team goes from Indians to Guardians” (Indian Country Today, July 23, 2021)

Cleveland Indians and 14 Other Sports Teams That Dumped Racist Names and Mascots (Photos)“ (The Wrap, July 23, 2021)

The long road to a reckoning on racist team names” (Vox, July 28, 2021)

Sep 13, 2021
Laymon Talks About Failure
00:20:04

A Kids Book About Failure (view book)

Full Book Description:

It’s not only likely that kids will experience failure at some time in their life, but it’s a 100% certainty. Grownups, it’s up to you to teach them how to embrace it. This book doesn’t paint a pretty face on failure. It rethinks what it means and how to help kids live their lives not trying to avoid it.

About the Author:

From troubled youth to graduating high school with a 4.0 grade point average and obtaining a doctorate by the age of 29. Dr. Laymon Hicks’ story is moving, his words are empowering, and his message is practical.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Sep 06, 2021
Jonathan Talks About Curiosity
00:14:04

Jonathan Simcoe, author and illustrator of A Little Book About Curiosity, talks about how being healthy opens us up to asking questions, learning, and staying engaged with our curiosity. 

A Little Book About Curiosity (view book)

Full Book Description:

Curiosity is the path to endless discovery. This little book is just the first step to unlocking the magic of wonder and give kids the courage to ask—what’s on the other side of the door? 

About the Author:

Jonathan Simcoe is endlessly curious! By day, he explores creativity through technology, and by night, he discovers the world’s mysteries with his wife and kids through books, adventure, and life.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Aug 30, 2021
Duke Talks About Sharing
00:10:54

Duke Stebbins, author of A Little Book About Sharing, talks about how working together and helping each other are two of the best things we can do in life. 

A Little Book About Sharing (view book)

Full Book Description:

Sharing can be hard because it feels like we’re losing something. But actually, when we share, we gain more than we could ever imagine!


About the Author:

Duke is an Oregonian designer whose sharing skills have been prudently honed by his twin brother and 4 older siblings. He would like to thank his mom for helping him with this book, among many other things.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Aug 23, 2021
Courtney Talks About Activism
00:09:13

Courtney Ahn, author and illustrator of A Little Book About Activism, talks about how you can use your voice and work to make your community better through activism.

A Little Book About Activism (view book)

Full Book Description:

A little book with a big goal! This book aims to give kids the building blocks to develop strong principles of care, empathy, and community. Because you’re never too young to make a difference!

About the Author:

Courtney (Courn) Ahn is a Korean American illustrator and designer known for her playful artwork that depicts social justice, antiracism, and all things activism!

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Aug 16, 2021
Stephen and Edmund Talk About Family
00:18:17

Stephen Green, author, and Edmund Holmes, illustrator, of A Little Book About Family, talk about how family can be the people related to us and everyone we work to include in our community.

A Little Book About Family (view book)

Full Book Description:

Family is special because it looks different for each of us! And no matter what your family looks like, you know you’ve found it when you feel happy and at home. 

About the Author:

Stephen Green is a recovering banker and an average dad of three who thanks his lucky stars each day that he got to marry his best friend. 

Edmund "Mundo" Holmes creates art that brings focus to different perspectives and stretches your brain. He loves to learn new things and spread positive energy and good vibes. 

 

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Aug 09, 2021
Jelani Talks About Fear
00:15:08

Jelani Memory, author and illustrator of A Little Book About Fear, talks about how fear is something we all face that can warn us and keep us safe and can also be something to overcome.

A Little Book About Fear (view book)

Full Book Description:

Everyone feels fear sometimes. This little book shines a light on the fear that keeps us from the things we love, honors the good things fear can teach us, and calls every kid to not let fear stand in the way! 

About the Author:

Jelani Memory is a constantly curious writer, entrepreneur, and storyteller. He lives in his hometown of Portland, OR, with his wife and six kids.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Aug 02, 2021
Rick Talks About Bravery
00:15:03

Rick DeLucco, author and illustrator of A Little Book About Bravery, talks about how acts of bravery—big or small—let us face our fears and can help us overcome them.

A Kids Book About Bravery (view book)

Full Book Description:

Bravery isn’t just for knights and superheroes! This little book filled with whimsical illustrations shows kids they can be brave in everyday ways with what they say, do, and choose.

About the Author:

Rick DeLucco is a graphic designer and illustrator dedicated to creating only the funnest and happiest of things. When he’s not creating, he’s spending time with his wife and two children.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Jul 26, 2021
Adam Talks About Money
00:21:02

Adam Stramwasser, author of A Kids Book About Money, talks about how money is a tool that we use throughout the world and how we can make choices to use it wisely. 

A Kids Book About Money (view book)

Full Book Description:

Money is one of those things that EVERYONE has to deal with in their life, but not many of us learned much about it. There may be no topic more important for grownups to teach kids about than money. This book is a perfect way to introduce the topic to kids. It covers what money is, how to earn it, and how to use it wisely.

About the Author:

Adam Stramwasser is a financial coach, educator, and life hacker. He’s originally from Venezuela and has been helping people and organizations be more efficient with money for over a decade. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Michelle.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Jul 19, 2021
Meir Talks About Optimism
00:20:20

Meir Kay, author of A Kids Book About Optimism, talks about how optimism can help us embrace hope, overcome obstacles, and have confidence in a joyful and successful future.

A Kids Book About Optimism (view book)

Full Book Description:

Do you want to be happy? Doesn't everyone? Happiness often comes from a personal shift in perspective, which sounds simple, but can be a real challenge and definitely takes practice! This book is a fun exploration of how to engage an optimistic and empowering mindset and how to make choices that lead to more opportunities, positivity, and joy.

About the Author:

Meir Kay is all about spreading his message of positivity and kindness, whether that’s through his viral social media videos, hosting The Great Day podcast, or public speaking engagements. He loves to travel, act, run marathons, and create films that spread positivity, respect, and human connection.

Jul 12, 2021
Introducing Is That True?: A Kids Podcast About Facts
00:14:53

Introducing our newest podcast: Is That True?! Hosted by Arionne Nettles, build information literacy skills and learn a thing or two about how to sniff out the truth along the way!

Each week, listeners accompany journalist Arionne Nettles on a fact-checking investigation with experts and enthusiasts. Build information literacy skills and learn a thing or two about how to sniff out the truth along the way!

Subscribe to Is That True? wherever podcasts are found, or by visiting akidsbookabout.com

Jul 05, 2021
BONUS: Matthew Talks About Swimming Caps
00:09:00

Matthew talks about a recent decision by FINA, the International Swimming Federation, against the use of Soul Cap swimming caps and the impact of the decision against the inclusion of Black swimmers in the future.

Resources mentioned:

Soul Cap

"Swimming caps for natural black hair ruled out of Olympic Games" (The Guardian

Jelani Talks About Racism (Episode 01)

Jordan Talks About Systemic Racism (Episode 03)

Charnaie Talks About Diversity (Episode 19)

Ben Talks About White Privilege (Episode 20)

Jul 04, 2021
Ben Talks About White Privilege
00:21:02

Ben Sand, author of A Kids Book About White Privilege, talks about how white people can investigate their privilege and use it to take action for good.

A Kids Book About White Privilege (view book)

Full Book Description:

We’ve neglected the topic of white privilege for too long. This book directly addresses the myth that all children start from the same spot. White children growing up today need to see their privilege and learn how to use it for good. And maybe—just maybe— learn how to give it up.

About the Author:

Ben Sand is a social entrepreneur who is convinced we can bust through the tension if we think differently and act with courage. Ben leads an organization called The Contingent, which is building a movement of people trained for action: thecontingent.org.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Jun 28, 2021
Charnaie Talks About Diversity
00:17:37

Charnaie Gordon, author of A Kids Book About Diversity, talks about how we can embrace diversity by making sure everyone is included and that our differences are celebrated. 

A Kids Book About Diversity (view book)

Full Book Description:

Diversity is what makes the world such a beautiful and interesting place. When you open your life to it, you learn to respect and celebrate those differences that make everyone special— including your own. This book was made to help kids understand what diversity is and how to actively embrace diversity in every aspect of their lives.

About the Author:

Charnaie Gordon is a Diversity and Inclusion expert, blogger, podcast host, and digital creator.  She also serves as a member of the National Advisory Board for Reading is Fundamental for their Race, Equity, and Inclusion (REI) initiative. Find her online at hereweeread.com and @hereweeread on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Jun 21, 2021
Introducing Camp Adventure: A Kids Summer Camp Podcast
00:31:57

Introducing our newest podcast: Camp Adventure! Hosted by Ben Tertin, author of A Kids Book About Adventure, and with original music by Hannah Glavor, this is a unique camp experience for everyone, everywhere!

This year, camp is in your living room. Camp is in your car on the way to the store. Camp is under your blanket fort. Camp is everywhere. Camp Adventure is for everyone, no matter where in the world you are. And camp counselors Ben and Hannah are ready to welcome you.

Subscribe to Camp Adventure wherever podcasts are found, or by visiting akidsbookabout.com

Jun 14, 2021
Carlos Talks About the Tulsa Race Massacre
00:23:52

Carlos Moreno, author of A Kids Book About the Tulsa Race Massacre, talks about the historic attack by a white mob on the neighborhood and Black residents of Greenwood. 

A Kids Book About The Tulsa Race Massacre (view book)

Full Book Description:

The Tulsa Race Massacre happened between May 31 and June 1, 1921, when a white mob attacked the predominantly Black Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma. To this day, this is one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history—and one of the most forgotten. This book will help kids understand what happened on that day in 1921 and encourage them to learn from our past and keep history from repeating itself.

About the Author:

Carlos Moreno grew up in Silicon Valley, California. When he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, as a young website developer, Greenwood welcomed him with open arms. He lives in Tulsa to this day, now with his wife and daughter, working as a graphic designer, writer, and community advocate. 

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Jun 07, 2021
Kevin Talks About Belonging
00:19:33

Kevin Carroll, author of A Kids Book About Belonging, talks about how belonging starts with having the self-confidence to be able to be wherever you are. 

A Kids Book About Belonging (view book)

Full Book Description:

This is a book about belonging. It tackles what it’s like when you feel like you belong to a group or family or team and what it’s like when you don’t. It addresses what it feels like when you don’t fit in, or when others don’t want you around. This book teaches kids how to belong to themselves and how that helps them belong anywhere.

About the Author:

Kevin is an author and creative catalyst who brings a playful curiosity, an avid intellect, a keen understanding of human nature, and a lifelong love of competition to all of his creative endeavors. He sees humanistic potential and possibilities everywhere.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

May 31, 2021
Kileah Talks About Depression
00:17:33

Kileah McIlvain, author of A Kids Book About Depression, talks about how a small point of connection can make all the difference for somebody.

A Kids Book About Depression (view book)

Full Book Description:

This is a book about depression. It doesn’t shy away from both the complexities of depression or what getting help might look like. It gives an honest perspective into what depression feels like, what life looks like with it, and the hope that comes with being known and being loved through it.

About the Author:

Kileah is a writer, musician, knitter, and lover of all things Middle Earth. She and her husband raise hobbits and chickens in the verdant wilds of Washington State.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

May 24, 2021
Paul Talks About God
00:16:05

Paul J. Pastor, author of A Kids Book About God, talks about seeking through questions and living with open eyes and an open heart. 

A Kids Book About God (view book)

Full Book Description:

Who is God? Where do I go when I die? Is God even real? This book answers none of these questions, but it asks them all! It is a thoughtful book that enforces no views but stresses the importance of a healthy dialogue, curiosity, love, and wonder.

About the Author:

Paul J. Pastor is a writer, editor, and wilderness lover, who lives in the woods near Portland, Oregon with his wife and three kids. His award-winning writing on Christian spirituality is widely recognized for its beauty and insight. He loves good questions (especially ones about God), big stories, and the holy wonder of living.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details. 

May 17, 2021
Jamie Talks About Shame
00:16:37

Jamie Letourneau, author of A Kids Book About Shame, talks about not needing to experience difficult emotions alone.

A Kids Book About Shame (view book)

Full Book Description:

This is a book about shame. Yep, that messy thing we all carry but we all like to hide. But shame is such an important topic to talk about, especially with kids. Because guess what? They feel it all the time. And they just don’t know how to talk about it. Because even grownups don’t know how to talk about it. Shame doesn’t make us anything less than enough. It just makes us human. 

About the Author:

Jamie Letourneau makes illustrations as an extension of herself to help humans navigate and share ideas and emotions. She can also be found slinging sentimental paper goods under her company Meander Ink, biking around Portland, Oregon, and unashamedly waving at all of the dogs.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

May 10, 2021
Ross Talks About Anxiety
00:16:00

Ross Szabo, author of A Kids Book About Anxiety, talks about how all of our emotions and behaviors in life have pathways in our brains.

A Kids Book About Anxiety (view book)

Full Book Description:

This is a book about anxiety. Having anxiety doesn’t just mean you feel nervous sometimes or need to calm down. It means having an uncontrollable feeling that gets in the way of what you normally do. This book explores what anxiety is like and what life can look like when you’re able to manage to live with anxiety.

About the Author:

Ross Szabo is an award-winning pioneer of the youth mental health movement. During his 8 years as Director of Outreach at the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign, he helped create the first youth mental health speakers’ bureau in the country and personally spoke to over one million people. He is currently the Wellness Director at Geffen Academy at UCLA and CEO of the Human Power Project. He’s using both of these opportunities to change the way communities learn about mental health.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details. 

May 03, 2021
David Talks About Change
00:16:04

David Kim, author of A Kids Book About Change, talks about how everyone goes through change in their own way and at their own pace. 

A Kids Book About Change (view book)

Full Book Description:

Change is impossible to avoid because it happens ALL the time! In this book, the author speaks on how to cope with and embrace life’s changes by recounting personal stories and asking kids pointed questions. Empathetic and encouraging, this book emphasizes talking through life’s many changes with the people you care about and trust.

About the Author:

David Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, but is now pastoring in Silicon Valley where there is constant change! And as a husband and father of two young girls, he is still learning to navigate change with them every day! You can find him @davidjanghyunkim on instagram and davidjanghyunkim.com.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Apr 26, 2021
Evelyn Talks About Sexual Abuse
00:18:10

Evelyn Yang, author of A Kids Book About Sexual Abuse, talks about speaking up in any situation that makes you feel uncomfortable. 

A Kids Book About Sexual Abuse (view book)

Full Book Description:

Some of the most difficult things to talk about are also the most important. Sexual abuse happens more often than people realize but most kids don’t learn about it until after it happens. This book will help give them the language to understand what sexual abuse is and start the conversation around owning their bodies and trusting their instincts.

About the Author:

Evelyn Yang is a mom to two boys and an advocate for families. She is passionate about justice, neurodiversity, and food. Her platform and advocacy work have been an unexpected blessing after her husband ran for President. She still actively works on overcoming her own fears in order to use her experiences to help other people.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Apr 19, 2021
Caverly Talks About Mindfulness
00:16:14

Caverly Morgan, author of A Kids Book About Mindfulness, talks about fully engaging with the lives we are here to live. 

A Kids Book About Mindfulness (view book)

Full Book Description:

Who are you? Are you your thoughts? Are you your feelings? Are you your hairstyle? Is that who you are? Or are you something more? This book doesn’t just teach kids how to be present with their thoughts—it helps them learn that mindfulness can lead to understanding WHO they are and WHY that matters.

About the Author:

Caverly Morgan is the founder of Presence Collective and Peace in Schools, a nonprofit that specializes in teaching mindfulness to teens and teachers alike. She has been practicing mindfulness since 1995 and created the first for credit mindfulness course in public high schools. As an artist and educator, Caverly brings insight, passion, and humor to her transformative work with students. As a teacher and public speaker, she shares the vision of liberation for all with the world at large.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Apr 12, 2021
Kim Talks About Anti-Asian Hate
00:16:45

Kim Pham, author of A Kids Book About Anti-Asian Hate, talks about bringing awareness to acts of hate against AAPI individuals and communities and calling out racism when we see it happening.

A Kids Book About Anti-Asian Hate (view book)

Full Book Description:

In response to the growing racism and Anti-Asian hate toward the Asian community, we created a completely FREE resource to help grownups and kids learn about it, talk about it, and help do something about it.

About the Author:

Kim Pham is the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants who fled the war for a better life. She is also a wife and mother of 1 Asian American kid and 1 upcoming baby. Together we live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Apr 09, 2021
We Want To Hear From You
00:11:24

We are growing!

Listeners can submit audio clips to each of our 3 shows:

A Kids Book About: The Podcast is a kids podcast about the things that matter, like Racism, Body Image, and Belonging. We ask our listeners three questions about our topics: What is it? How does it make you feel? And do you have a question about it?

A Kids Podcast About Facts. Each week, listeners accompany a journalist on a fact-checking investigation with experts and enthusiasts. We think it will be an awesome way for listeners to build information literacy skills and learn a thing or two about how to sniff out the truth along the way!

A Kids Podcast About Emotions. Each episode starts with a memory shared by a listener and follows an exploration of why we feel the things we feel. 

*Have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Apr 05, 2021
Kristine Talks About Disabilities
00:19:05

Kristine Napper, author of A Kids Book About Disabilities, talks about identifying disabilities as normal and working to make spaces welcoming to all. 

A Kids Book About Disabilities (view book)

Full Book Description:

Sometimes people act like having a disability means you’re from another planet, even though over a BILLION people in the world have disabilities. So how do you talk about disability? How do you talk to people with disabilities? This book helps kids and grownups approach disability as a normal part of the human experience.

About the Author:

Kristine Napper teaches middle school just outside Portland, Oregon. She’s a lifelong wheelchair user and social justice seeker. She finds joy in good books, long conversations, bright colors, and tacos.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Mar 29, 2021
Emma Talks About Feminism
00:13:37

Emma Mcilroy, author of A Kids Book About Feminism, talks intersectional feminism, shining the light on others, and why she’s so excited about the next generation growing up.

A Kids Book About Feminism (view book)

Full Book Description: 

This is an unapologetic take on feminism as a thing that everyone can embrace, no matter their gender. It tackles ideas around equality, bias, and discrimination because of gender. It also empowers young girls and boys to embrace feminism and show up for others when they’re being treated unfairly.

About the Author: 

Emma Mcilroy is the Co-Founder & CEO of Wildfang. Wildfang is one of the fastest growing retail brands in the USA and exists to help every kind of woman become the best possible version of herself, smashing gender roles and the patriarchy in the process.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Mar 22, 2021
Malia Talks About COVID-19
00:17:47

Malia Jones, author of A Kids Book About COVID-19, talks through the facts of COVID-19, dispels some of the myths, and shares ways we can all help one another.

A Kids Book About COVID-19 (view book)

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The world has never seen anything like COVID-19 before: it's affecting everyone! This book is written by a scientist who studies disease outbreaks and is meant to provide some answers and start discussions about what each of us can do to help keep our communities safer during the coronavirus pandemic. 

About the Author:

Malia Jones is an academic, a researcher, a social justice advocate, a great lover of maps, a partner, and a mom. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where she works in a university setting as a social epidemiologist studying how infectious diseases spread in human populations. 

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Mar 15, 2021
Ashley Talks About Divorce
00:16:02

Ashley Simpo, author of A Kids Book About Divorce, talks about how children are never at fault when people get a divorce.

A Kids Book About Divorce (view book)

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When divorce happens, it happens to everyone in the family and kids are left with a lot of questions. This is a tough conversation to have, and some of the answers can hurt. This book is meant to help start an honest discussion with kids about what to expect when parents go their separate ways - written by a parent who has been there. 

About the Author:

Ashley Simpo is a writer, mother, and wellness advocate, writing about motherhood and civic issues through the lens of race, culture and politics. She lives in New York City where she co-parents her son Orion and leads conversations with and about mothers and children.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details.

Mar 08, 2021
Jordan Talks About Systemic Racism
00:14:59

Jordan Thierry, author of A Kids Book About Systemic Racism, talks about how systemic racism limited how he saw himself represented in film and career opportunities.

A Kids Book About Systemic Racism (view book)

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Systemic racism is incredibly difficult to understand—even for grownups! This book was made to help kids understand what systemic racism is and how it’s built into laws, schools, stories, and other institutions in a way that collectively makes life much harder for people of color.

About The Author:

Jordan Thierry is a documentary filmmaker, activist, and storyteller. He has worked for over a decade to highlight the stories of people of color and working to undo the ongoing legacy of systemic racism in the U.S.A.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Mar 01, 2021
Nakita Talks About Emotions
00:17:08

Nakita Simpson, author of A Kids Book About Emotions, talks about how everyone experiences emotions differently and for different reasons.

A Kids Book About Emotions (view book)

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Emotions? emotions... EMOTIOOOONS!
We all have them, they’re all different, and they’re rarely simple. This book helps kids explore the complexities of their emotions by telling stories, asking questions, and coloring activities made for self-expression. What color do you feel like today?

About the Author:

Nakita is an art director, designer, and illustrator. Simply put, she’s someone who draws words for a living. She’s a lifelong learner who explores creativity professionally in the advertising industry, and personally through building and supporting mentorship opportunities for Creatives from untraditional backgrounds.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Feb 22, 2021
Jelani Talks About Racism
00:15:21

Jelani Memory, founder of A Kids Book About and author of A Kids Book About Racism, talks about knowing racism by how it makes you feel.

A Kids Book About Racism (view book)

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Yes, this really is a kids book about racism. Inside, you’ll find a clear description of what racism is, how it makes people feel when they experience it, and how to spot it when it happens.

This is one conversation that’s never too early to start, and this book was written to be an introduction for kids on the topic.

About the Author:

Jelani Memory is an African American entrepreneur, thinker, and constant learner. He lives in Portland OR, with his wife and six kids. He still wants to be an artist when he grows up.

*If you want to be on a future episode of A Kids Book About: The Podcast or if you have a question you’d like us to consider, have a grownup email us at listen@akidspodcastabout.com and we’ll send you the details. 

Feb 15, 2021
Introducing A Kids Book About: The Podcast
00:00:59

Created for kids and their grownups by folks who've been there. From the makers of the groundbreaking A Kids Book About series. Honest. Important. Relevant. Start the conversation. We know you're ready.

Feb 04, 2021