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Listen: the Rad Child Podcast and I Talk About Queer-Inclusive Picture Books

Listen: the Rad Child Podcast and I Talk About Queer-Inclusive

I recently had the great pleasure of being on the Rad Child Podcast to talk about queer-inclusive children’s books. Have a listen!

Rad Child Podcast

Host Seth Day and co-host Rebecca Hachmyer invited me to speak with them on the topic of picture books about sexual orientation. Rebecca has a master’s degree in children’s literature and currently reviews children’s books for the Horn Book, one of the oldest and most prestigious publications about children’s and young adult literature; Seth’s an educator who has been working in childcare for over 10 years. Needless to say, they have a lot of expertise—and it was great to explore a number of books with them, looking at where we’d say “way to go” or suggest there’s “room to grow.” Thanks to them for having me on the show!

Listen in your browser here, or on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Here are the show notes, with images of just some of the books we ended up discussing.

After that, check out some more of their great episodes on how to talk with children about topics often considered “taboo” or “too complicated” for them, including race, gender, sexuality, mental health, disability and more!