I was honored to partner with Heidi Rabinowitz for this discussion, as part of the Through the Window diversity exchange. Here's the description of that program:
Through the Window is a diversity exchange created by the Association of Jewish Libraries to fight antisemitism and other forms of bias through education and allyship. Jewish organizations swap content with other marginalized communities to give both groups a look through the window at our common humanity.I'm also really delighted that Heidi created an opportunity for us to "use our privilege constructively to boost Black voices," and we've both done so with some recommendations of powerful works by Black creators, which starts the episode off.
Listen to the podcast here, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
If you're curious about the current state of Jewish KidLit, or LGBTQ KidLit, and where these communities (and people and books) overlap and intersect and the allyship that grows from that, it's a great listen.
Illustrate and Write On,