Children’s books have been in the headlines a lot, from being banned from school libraries to celebrated as being more inclusive. When children’s authors write, how do they think of inclusivity? In this conversation with authors Monica Wesolowska and Ian & Sarah Hoffman, host Suki Wessling explores what children’s books mean to children, to authors, to publishers, and to the public. Why is inclusivity important—and what counts as inclusive? Do authors worry about how the public will perceive their stories? What is it like to have your book banned when your intent was to help children learn to be more accepting?
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