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In this week’s parenting podcast, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Jessica Winter talk to Hang Up and Listen hosts Josh Levin and Mike Pesca about what the Olympics teach kids, for good and bad. Then, novelist Rumaan Alam joins the show to discuss the shameful lack of diversity in children’s literature. Plus parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and a listener call about a judgmental friend without kids.
This week on Slate Plus, Slate senior editor Laura Bennett reveals a very charming daughter triumph in how she deals with her wonderful mother while planning a wedding.
Items discussed on the show:
- Rumaan Alam’s piece on the beauty of The Snowy Day
- Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell
- Olu’s Dream by Shane Evans
- Not Norman by Kelly Bennett with illustrations by Noah Jones
- Raising Dragons by Jerdine Nolen with illustrations by Elise Primavera
- Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
Jessica recommends giving away, NOT trying to sell, old kids’ clothes.
Allison recommends a lovely old children’s book about a friendship between a real mouse and a toy mouse, Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse, by Leo Lionni.
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Podcast produced by Efim Shapiro.