Books That Help Start Conversations with Kids, featuring Anastasia Higginbotham

Sep 27, 2021

Anastasia Higginbotham

In honor of Banned Books Week, this week’s show dives into books that help start conversations with kids, even and especially when they’re touching upon tough topics. Anastasia’s Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness struck a chord last year as parents looked for books to help kids understand our national racial reckoning, and her entire series, Ordinary Terrible Things, is a conversation-starter for kids and parents alike about topics that are hard, sometimes taboo, and always important.


Anastasia Higginbotham is the White Raven award-winning author and illustrator of Divorce Is the Worst, Death Is Stupid, Tell Me About Sex, Grandma, and Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness—all part of the Ordinary Terrible Things series—and the middle grade book What You Don’t Know: A Story of Liberated Childhood. She lives in Brooklyn.

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