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.
ABOUT ANASTASIA HIGGINBOTHAM
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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