On this week’s episode: Jamilah, Elizabeth, and Dan weigh in on whether you are a jerk for uninviting a family from your pod’s holiday plans. Should you follow invitation etiquette during a pandemic? Then they debate how to handle a parent giving a kid a book that might be too mature. Is it too late to take the book back? Or should you prepare to explain the mature content?
In Slate Plus: The hosts reveal the worst gifts they’ve ever given and received. Sign up for Slate Plus.
Dan recommends A Map to the Sun by Sloane Leong.
Elizabeth recommends USPS Operation Santa.
Jamilah recommends Black Kids Adventures and Black Adventure Crew, which you should also follow on Instagram.
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