Remembering Ethan

Today’s book share is REMEMBERING ETHAN by author Leslea Newman and illustrated by Tracy Nishimura Bishop.  REMEMBERING ETHAN is a …

Episode 13: Leslie C. Youngblood

  Our special guest on today’s episode is Leslie Youngblood (@LesCYoungblood).  Her debut novel, Love Like Sky, will be published …

Episode 12: Kari Kelly

If you’ve ever wondered how all your favorite children’s books get on your local bookstore’s shelves then you’re going to …

Episode 11: Jed Alexander

  In this episode, we’re joined by special guest, Jed Alexander.  He’s the author and illustrator of the new picture …

Episode 10: Melissa Giraud

Melissa Giraud (@RaceEmbrace) is the co-cofouder of  During our conversation she shares her goal of helping parents address the …

Episode 9: Mia Wenjen

Mia Wenjen (@Pragmaticmom) is the founder of, co-founder of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, has her first picture book, SUMO JOE, …

Episode 3: Interview with Dr. Patricia Valdez, scientist and author #WomeninScience #STEM

In this episode, host Jacqueline Douge has a conversation with Dr. Patricia Valdez, scientist and children’s author.  She shares the inspiration behind her new picture book, Joan Proctor, Dragon Doctor, the role that science played in her writing and she shares her future projects to write about more women scientists and women of color in science.  To learn more about Dr. Patricia Valdez, go to her website:

Books discussed in this episode:

A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
To read or learn more about the books discussed during this episode, check out your local library or bookstore!

Episode 2: The Poets Voice: An author interview with Laura Shovan

In this episode, host Jacqueline Douge has a conversation with poet and author, Laura Shovan. She shares her love of poetry, inspiration for writing and discusses her debut novel, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary and her new book, Takedown being released June 2018. To learn more about Laura Shovan, go to her website:

Our music is by Manni Festo of the poets lounge. Visit for the show and for music.