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A Kids Book About: The Podcast

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.

Episodes

  • Kyle Talks About Boredom

    Aug 15 2022

    Kyle Steed, author of A Kids Book About Boredom, talks about using boredom as a superpower and how it is OK to give yourself permission to do nothing.A Kids Book About Boredom (view book)Full Book Description:We all know what it’s like to feel bored—you must be pretty bored if you're reading the back of this book! But did you know that being bored is actually one of the most wonderful and powerful things in life? Some of the best things ever created or discovered happened when someone was bored....more

  • Kileah Talks About Depression (Rebroadcast)

    Aug 08 2022

    (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 an...more

  • Soraya and Simon Talk About Safety (Rebroadcast)

    Aug 01 2022

    (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...more

  • MJ Talks About Immigration

    Jul 25 2022

    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 co...more

  • Ben Talks About Adventure

    Jul 18 2022

    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 li...more

  • Rebekah Talks About Being Inclusive

    Jul 11 2022

    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...more

  • Shane Talks About Community

    Jul 04 2022

    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 st...more

  • Kendall Talks About Pride

    Jun 27 2022

    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 ...more

  • Emma Talks About Feminism (Rebroadcast)

    Jun 20 2022

    (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 ...more

  • Ross Talks About Anxiety (Rebroadcast)

    Jun 13 2022

    (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 mana...more

  • Kevin Talks About Belonging (Rebroadcast)

    Jun 06 2022

    (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...more

  • Carlos Talks About the Tulsa Race Massacre (Rebroadcast)

    May 30 2022

    (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 hist...more

  • Kim Talks About Anti-Asian Hate (Rebroadcast)

    May 23 2022

    (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...more

  • Gia Talks About Being Transgender

    May 16 2022

    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 co...more

  • Ben Talks About Gratitude

    May 09 2022

    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 t...more

  • Cyla Asks About Emotions

    May 02 2022

    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.

  • Ana Asks About Belonging

    Apr 25 2022

    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.

  • Kohen Asks About Racism

    Apr 18 2022

    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.

  • Kristine Talks About Disabilities (Rebroadcast)

    Apr 11 2022

    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 ...more

  • Jelani Talks About Racism (Rebroadcast)

    Apr 04 2022

    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 o...more

  • Angela Talks About Suicide

    Mar 28 2022

    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 suici...more

  • Taryn Talks About Death

    Mar 21 2022

    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 Schuel...more

  • Sarah Talks About War

    Mar 14 2022

    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 th...more

  • Amber Talks About Technology

    Mar 07 2022

    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 ...more

  • Orion and Don Talk About Reading

    Feb 28 2022

    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 ...more

  • Introducing A Kids Mindful Moment

    Jan 17 2022

    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. 

  • Share Your Voice for Season 2

    Jan 16 2022

    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-loveDeathTechnologyAdventureSchool ShootingsAdoptionBeing TransgenderBeing InclusiveBeing Non-BinaryImmigrationClimate ChangeGratitudeBullyingLeadershipSuicideDid you hear a topic that interests you? Did any of the words stop you in your tracks? O...more

  • Introducing 1 Point 5

    Dec 20 2021

    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.  

  • Introducing The Activators!

    Dec 13 2021

    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. 

  • Apple Podcasts Best of the Year

    Dec 09 2021

    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.

  • Introducing Everyday Feels

    Dec 06 2021

    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.  

  • Dale Talks About Gender

    Nov 01 2021

    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 questi...more

  • Sara and Stewart Talk About Creativity

    Oct 25 2021

    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 Stewar...more

  • Taboo Talks About Identity

    Oct 18 2021

    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...more

  • Ara Talks About Your Microbiome

    Oct 11 2021

    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 ...more

  • Soraya and Simon Talk About Safety

    Oct 04 2021

    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 knowi...more

  • This Podcast Episode Was Made For You

    Sep 27 2021

    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 yo...more

  • Rebecca Talks About Body Image

    Sep 20 2021

    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...more

  • Introducing Worth Noting

    Sep 13 2021

    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...more

  • Laymon Talks About Failure

    Sep 06 2021

    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...more

  • Jonathan Talks About Curiosity

    Aug 30 2021

    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,...more

  • Duke Talks About Sharing

    Aug 23 2021

    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 li...more

  • Courtney Talks About Activism

    Aug 16 2021

    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 desig...more

  • Stephen and Edmund Talk About Family

    Aug 09 2021

    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 tha...more

  • Jelani Talks About Fear

    Aug 02 2021

    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 ...more

  • Rick Talks About Bravery

    Jul 26 2021

    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 onl...more

  • Adam Talks About Money

    Jul 19 2021

    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 ...more

  • Meir Talks About Optimism

    Jul 12 2021

    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...more

  • Introducing Is That True?: A Kids Podcast About Facts

    Jul 05 2021

    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. 

  • BONUS: Matthew Talks About Swimming Caps

    Jul 04 2021

    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)

  • Ben Talks About White Privilege

    Jun 28 2021

    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.A...more

  • Charnaie Talks About Diversity

    Jun 21 2021

    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 i...more

  • Introducing Camp Adventure: A Kids Summer Camp Podcast

    Jun 14 2021

    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 Adven...more

  • Carlos Talks About the Tulsa Race Massacre

    Jun 07 2021

    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...more

  • Kevin Talks About Belonging

    May 31 2021

    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 ...more

  • Kileah Talks About Depression

    May 24 2021

    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.Ab...more

  • Paul Talks About God

    May 17 2021

    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 wildernes...more

  • Jamie Talks About Shame

    May 10 2021

    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 ma...more

  • Ross Talks About Anxiety

    May 03 2021

    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 wit...more

  • David Talks About Change

    Apr 26 2021

    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 y...more

  • Evelyn Talks About Sexual Abuse

    Apr 19 2021

    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 ownin...more

  • Caverly Talks About Mindfulness

    Apr 12 2021

    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:...more

  • Kim Talks About Anti-Asian Hate

    Apr 09 2021

    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 d...more

  • We Want To Hear From You

    Apr 05 2021

    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 listen...more

  • Kristine Talks About Disabilities

    Mar 29 2021

    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 ...more

  • Emma Talks About Feminism

    Mar 22 2021

    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 whe...more

  • Malia Talks About COVID-19

    Mar 15 2021

    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)Full Book Description: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 ...more

  • Ashley Talks About Divorce

    Mar 08 2021

    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)Full Book Description: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...more

  • Jordan Talks About Systemic Racism

    Mar 01 2021

    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)Full Book Description: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 peo...more

  • Nakita Talks About Emotions

    Feb 22 2021

    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)Full Book Description: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 Auth...more

  • Jelani Talks About Racism

    Feb 15 2021

    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 o...more

  • Introducing A Kids Book About: The Podcast

    Feb 04 2021

    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.